Like many places across the country, public toilets in Bingley were threatened to be closed for ever. However, thanks to the local community and engagement from local people our town will keep these facilities open for the foreseeable future.
Note: Bingley Walkers are Welcome wants these toilets to remain open and we will support any campaign going towards that direction. When nature calls, walkers of all ages will always be grateful to be able to use public toilets!
As of Saturday 24th October 2020, Bingley town centre has public toilets once again!
Two Public Toilets in Bingley
Myrtle Place Public Toilets
Location: Jubilee Gardens, between Bingley Arts Centre and Bingley Swimming Pool
Opening time: from 9.00am to 18.00pm, 7 days a week.
Facilities: there are two toilets and both are wheelchair-accessible and have baby-changing facilities
St Ives Estate Public Toilets
Location: next to the playground
Opening time: from 9.00am to 16.00pm, 7 days a week.
Facilities: These toilets are unattended.
Cost: Free to use
Local Community Engagement
Below are some links to various articles showing how the local community came together to keep these premises open over the years.
Myrtle Place Toilets:
[Telegraph & Argus – 23rd November 2017] Plan to save Bingley’s public toilets could provide offices at your convenience!
[Bingley Town Council – 26th January 2018] Plans for new offices and public toilets to go ahead
[Telegraph & Argus – 3rd June 2019] Bingley toilets to re-open after Council given permission to convert building into offices
[Bingley Town Council – 23rd October 2020] Bingley’s public toilets open tomorrow!
St Ives Estate Toilets
[Bingley Hub Community Magazine – 26th June 2014] St Ives Bingley Public Toilet Closure