Council to set up 'Community Toilet Scheme' as town centre toilets remain closed

(Last Updated On: December 6, 2017)

Torbay Council have stated that they are in the process of setting up a ‘Community Toilet Scheme’ for the Union Street area in Torquay due to ongoing issues with the public toilets there.

The ladies and disabled toilets have been closed for months due to a water leak in the above premises which caused an electrical fault.

Posting on Facebook today, Wednesday 6th December, Torbay Council said: “As mentioned last week, the ladies and disabled toilets in Union Street are still unfortunately closed. A Structural Engineer has now visited and assessed the building and we are awaiting the report.

“We are now in the process of setting up a Community Toilet Scheme for the Union Street area. The scheme, which will give funding to those involved to cover cleaning costs, is looking for local cafes, restaurants and shops to join it. Establishments need to be happy to open up their toilets to members of public during their opening hours and that they are not required to make a purchase. Businesses that take part would be asked to display a sticker in their windows promoting the scheme.

“We have already had conversations with a number of coffee shops, cafe’s and shops in Union Street. If we haven’t yet spoken to you and your business would like to be part of this scheme please email for more information.

“As soon as everything is in place we will list the establishments that are taking part,”

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