Bedford Borough Council provides a number of
public toilets throughout the Borough.
There are two types of toilets for use by the
- Toilets that are attended by cleansing
attendants,some on a roaming rota and others on a 2 hourly
- Toilets which clean automatically, where the
public pay to use the facility.
Map of Toilet Facilities in the Town Centre Area with Opening
Bedford's River Street multi-storey car park
has a Changing
Places disabled persons' toilet.
Radar Toilet Key
A Radar Toilet Key allows people living with a
disability access to use disabled toilet facilities nationwide.
The Royal Association for Disability
Rights (RADAR) is a national charity that campaigns for the
rights of the 11 million people in the UK with a lived experience
of disability or health conditions and the Radar key scheme fits
into the charity's objectives to promote freedom and choice so
disabled people can lead the life they choose.
Who can get a toilet key?
There is no requirement to
prove details of disability. Parents and carers can apply on
behalf of disabled children. Husbands and wives can apply on
behalf of each other. Residents of ‘care homes’ and those
consider to have a mental illness can also qualify.
The keys are given on trust
that the applicant considers himself / herself or the person they
are applying on behalf of to be disabled. The above is the
adopted policy by RADAR.
With effect from 1st November 2015
we are starting to charge for RADAR Keys:
New Users - £2.50
Cost for lost/missing keys - £6.00
How can I apply?
To apply, you can either download a radar toilet
key application form or contact us using the details below.
Please also see our radar toilet
key application notes for more information.
Who to contact:
Disabled toilet locations
For concerns regarding the Public Conveniences:
Please contact the Environmental Enforcement Team: