Community Toilet Scheme
As the first borough to introduce this initiative, Richmond's scheme has received significant interest from other Councils wishing to emulate this style of toilet provision.
How does the scheme work?
The Community Toilet Scheme enables local businesses like pubs, restaurants and shops, to work together with the Council to make more clean, safe and accessible toilets available to the public. There are now nearly 100 premises taking part in the scheme.
Handy interactive area maps show who takes part in the scheme, what facilities they have and where they are.
Participating premises display one of these stickers in their window:
Window stickers showing male, female and wheelchair accessible Community Toilet Scheme Members.
Street signage indicates the name and direction of the participating businesses.
Members of the public can use toilet facilities during the premises opening hours and without the need to make a purchase. Businesses have the right to refuse entry in exceptional circumstances.
What about wheelchair access and baby changing facilities?
Currently approximately one third of our scheme members offer wheelchair accessible facilities and approximately one quarter provide baby changing facilities. Stickers and street signage indicate which facilities are available at a particular business. Our interactive maps also indicate the types of facilities.
Find out more about the Community Toilet Scheme
To find out more about the Community Toilet Scheme, or comment about any of the toilets provided through the scheme;
Telephone: 08456 122 660
Information is displayed on the Council's community noticeboards in the areas where the scheme operates.
How to join the scheme
To find out how your business can join the scheme email email@example.com. Membership is subject to area need, types of facilities and other factors, and is not automatic.