Public Toilets Sub-Committee
There are 6 public toilets in Windermere & Bowness which are managed on behalf of the Council by the Town Council.
Toilets are provided at the following locations:
Bowness Bay (OPEN 8.30 TO 5.30PM)
Rayrigg Road (car park) OPEN 10AM TO 5.30PM)
Broad Street OPEN 10AM TO 5.30PM
Quarry Rigg (car park) 24 hours
Rayrigg Meadow (Millerground) 24 hours
Braithwaite Fold (car park) 24 hours
The charge for all our toilet facilities is 50p and there is no coinage accepted. Contactless payments only.
The Town Council took over the toilets when the previous operator handed back the contract during the Covid Pandemic. In 2021 Healthmatic Ltd were contracted to provide 364 days a year cleaning and maintenance, with the Council providing overall management.
In 2022, aside from the daily costs to maintain the toilets ranging from replacement sinks and handryers, drain unblocking and repairs due to anti social behaviour, the Council also undertook the internal redecoration of 5 toilet blocks and the clearing of an unused waste ground area behind Bowness Bay toilet block. This area subsequently became a Cumbria in Bloom runner up winner and the aptly named Jubilee Gardens was open to visitors and locals alike in time for the Queens Jubilee weekend.
At the end of 2022 SLDC funded the refurbishment of the entire Miller Ground toilet block along with the installation of a brand new changing places facility for the severely disabled which the Town Council contributed to. This will be officially open Spring 2023.
The toilets at Baddeley Clock and Ferry Nab are the responsibility of South Lakeland District Council.
In an emergency relating to the public toilets please call Healthmatic on 01249 823143.