Community Toilet Scheme continues to grow
Bedford Borough Council’s Community Toilet Scheme is going from
strength to strength and has added two major new premises and
helped an existing premise upgrade their facilities.
The Community Toilet Scheme was launched in April this year and
aims to increase and enhance the network of toilets in convenient
locations for shoppers and visitors.
The Bankers Draft on the High Street and The Pilgrims Progress
on the corner of Midland Road and River Street have become the
seventh and eight premises to join the scheme.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The Community
Toilet Scheme is going from strength to strength, enhancing and
improving Bedford town centre’s network of public toilets, which is
now bigger than ever.
“We are pleased to welcome The Bankers Draft and The Pilgrims
Progress pubs to the Community Toilet Scheme, as the number of
premises involved continue to grow.”
The Council has also provided match funding and support to The
Fountain in Bedford bus station to help them to add a disabled
toilet to their premises through their Access Improvement Grants
Mayor Dave Hodgson, added: “We are keen to support and help
premises who are already part of the scheme, such as The
Fountain, by helping them to improve their premises by installing a
“We are also investing in Council owned public toilets and the
new £170,000 toilets at Allhallows in the bus station will be
opening shortly. The first part of the £8.8million regeneration of
Bedford bus station.”
Chris Johnson, Manager at The Fountain, added: “We are a charity
coffee shop and community venue and the introduction of a new
disabled toilet on the ground floor will be a massive boost for
many of our visitors.
“We are grateful for the help and support of Bedford Borough
Council and we look forward to welcoming many new visitors through
Current premises signed up to the scheme are; The Fountain, Café
Portiolo, Beales, Number 13 at the Corn Exchange, McDonalds,
Bankers Draft, Pilgrims Progress and Bluberi.
For more information, including a map showing all public toilets
in the town centre, please visit: www.bedford.gov.uk/publictoilets
For more information on Access Improvement Grants and to find
out if your business or property is eligible, please visit: