Find a public toilet

The following public toilets are now open:

Monday to Sunday:

  • Allhallows by the bus station, Greenhill Street 
  • Priory Country Park 
  • Harrold Odell Country Park
  • Russell Park
  • Mowsbury Park

Monday to Saturday: 

  • St Pauls Toilets
  • Changing Places toilet for disabled people at River Street multi-storey car park 
  • Mayes Yard in Bedford town centre
  • Lurke Street 

You can find opening times and toilet locations  (PDF).

In addition, the 24 hour automatic public conveniences at Addison Howard Park and Bedford Park are available at an entry cost of 20 pence.

Report a problem with public toilets

Please tell us about problems such as a broken sink or anti social behaviour using the form below, it should take no more than 3 to 4 minutes.

By submitting the form, you agree that you have read and accepted how we process your personal data.

Use the button to report as a guest:

Report a public toilet problem

Alternatively, login to / register for a Council Services account to report a public toilet problem. 

Community toilet scheme 

Our Community Toilet Scheme provides a network of public toilets within various town centre shops and restaurants, adding to the number of toilets available. Wherever you see a sticker in the window of a participating business you are welcome to use the toilet facilities without having to ask or make a purchase.

You can view the facilities in the community toilet scheme map (PDF). This list is correct as of March 2024, but it may change without us being notified.

Find out how your business can join the Community Toilet Scheme

Accessible toilets

Changing Places disabled persons' toilets

Changing Places toilets are designed to meet the needs of all people with a disability by providing more space and equipment such as a height-adjustable, adult-sized changing bench and a hoist.

There are three Changing Places toilets in Bedford Borough:

  • River Street multi-storey car park in Bedford town - open Monday to Saturday 8am-5:30pm, located on the first floor. 
  • Russell Park - open Monday to Sunday, 7am-6pm from March to October, and from 7am-4.30pm daily from November to February. The toilet is located next to The Kiosk café, near the accessible play equipment. 
  • The Higgins Bedford - open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am-5pm and Sunday 2pm-5pm. The toilet is located on the ground floor.

RADAR toilet keys

A RADAR Key opens over 9,000 locked public disabled toilets, enabling people with a disability to used locked toilets facilities across the UK.

Anyone who considers themselves to have a disability is eligible for a RADAR Key.

To apply please download a RADAR toilet key application form (PDF) and either return it to us by post or in person.

Bedford Borough Council
Customer Service Centre
2 Horne Lane
Bedford
MK40 1RA

RADAR Key cost

  • New RADAR key: £2.80
  • Replacement key: £6.65

We can only accept card payments for RADAR keys.