Join the Community Toilet Scheme

The Community Toilet Scheme (CTS) is for businesses and organisations who are happy to allow members of the public to use their toilet facilities.

Benefits of joining the Community Toilet Scheme

  • More people coming into and using your business
  • Free publicity: we will add your premises to our list of participating businesses
  • Great way to show community involvement and social responsibility

Toilets available through the Community Toilet Scheme add to the number of Council-operated public conveniences already in the town.

By having more toilets for public use within Bedford town centre’s main shopping area, people’s shopping experience will be enhanced and it can help encourage those that may otherwise feel isolated, to visit the town centre.

How to join the scheme

Please complete the Community Toilet Scheme - Application Form (PDF)

You can also email Environmental Services on for further information.

How the scheme works

Businesses joining the scheme agree to keep the toilets clean, and available to all members of the public, in return for a financial contribution by the Council.

This contribution is to cover the extra costs incurred by you for extra cleaning due to increased usage.

All conveniences are inspected by Council staff and the facilities on offer noted, for example: baby changing facilities, disabled access, suitability for parents to take children and opening hours.

When you join the scheme we will give you signs to display in your premises and your business name will be on signs in the town centre.

Participating businesses

  • Burger King - 9 Harpur Street (upstairs, baby changing)
  • Café Crema - 59 High Street (unisex)
  • Coffee With Art - 82 High Street (unisex/disabled/baby changing)
  • Gallone’s Ice-Cream Parlour, 1-2 The Arcade (Monday–Sunday 9.30am–6pm)
  • KFC - 63 Tavistock Street - (no disability toilet nor baby changing)
  • McDonalds - 9 High Street (upstairs, disabled downstairs)
  • Pavilion Park Café, Bedford Park, Park Avenue (Monday–Saturday 8am to between 4pm and 9pm depending on season. Sunday from 9am) 
  • The Executive Snooker Club - 3a Lurke Street 

This list is correct as of 24/10/23, but may change without us being notified.

View the list as a map here - Community Toilet Scheme - Map (PDF).

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.