Public Toilets Sub-Committee
There are 7 public toilets in Windermere & Bowness which are managed on behalf of the Council by the Bowness & Windermere Community Care Trust (BWCCT), a local charity staffed by volunteers. The contact telephone number is: 015394 40020 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toilets are provided at the following locations:
Rayrigg Road (car park)
Quarry Rigg (car park)
Rayrigg Meadow (Millerground)
Braithwaite Fold (car park)
Many of the toilets were under threat of closure, due to lack of funds in 2011. They have been "saved" by charging 20p (40p for Bowness Bay) and operating using a mixture of paid and volunteer labour, as a community enterprise.
The aim is to keep as many of our toilet blocks open as possible and all the income from the coin machines is maintained in a ring-fenced account and can only be used for re-investment and improvement of the toilets. The re-development of Quarry Rigg toilets has been funded from this source.
The day to day management of the toilets is provided by the Bowness & Windermere Community Care Trust (BWCCT), operating to a management agreement from the Town Council. Town Councillors serve on the BWCCT toilets sub-committee, which meets 3/4 times per year and reports its minutes to the Town Council. The most recent minutes can be viewed opposite.
Public Toilets Sub Committee Minutes: