Rosewarne Car Park Toilets, Camborne
News that the last public toilet in Camborne town centre will close on 1 April has left BID Camborne disappointed but hoping that this will not adversely affect town trade. The Rest Room Community Toilet Scheme has been introduced by Camborne Town Council as a replacement to the town public toilets.
The new scheme involves paying local businesses to provide free access to their toilets for anyone who wants to use them. Those currently taking part are Cafe Soul in Cross Street, The White Hart in Commercial Street, Costa Coffee and the Vyvyan Arms in Trelowarren Street and Trevithick Market in Trevithick Road.
The future of the last public toilet in the town centre – Rosewarne car park toilets – has been in the balance for months. BID Camborne found money to keep it open during the winter, but as toilets are classed as a ‘council service’ BID’s operating agreement means they cannot continue that funding.
In a letter to BID Camborne, Amanda Mugford, Camborne Town Clerk, explained: “Councillors feel that they have provided better facilities through our Rest Room scheme and saved money from the public purse, which will be invested in more services and improvements to the town.”
Mel Martin, BID Camborne Manager said: “We have fought hard to save the last public toilet block in the town centre and would still prefer it was staying open like the public toilets in many other Cornish towns, but BID Camborne will support the Rest Room Community Toilet Scheme and encourage the town’s businesses to do so as well. We sincerely hope this Council decision does not reduce the number of customers visiting Camborne.”