Camborne Town Council launched ‘Rest Room’ Community Toilet Scheme on Monday 3rd August 2015 in Commercial Square, Camborne. The launch was attended by Councillors, businesses partners in the Scheme and representatives from Camborne Chamber of Commerce, Camborne Regeneration Forum and BID Camborne. The Rest Room scheme is a partnership where participating businesses allow the public to use their toilet facilities without charge and in return will be paid an annual fee by the Town Council. The aim is to provide good quality toilet facilities with extensive opening hours in a range of locations. Councillors have been delighted with the response from the business community in Camborne which has enabled toilet facilities for everyone to be provided across the town centre despite Cornwall Council closures of public toilets. The free public facilities are available at Café Soul, Costa Coffee, The White Hart, Trevithick Market and The Vyvyan Arms.
Deputy Mayor, Colin Godolphin thanked those taking part in the initiative “I think it’s nice that five businesses in the town have agreed to do this. We now have five toilets with a range of facilities that are open longer than the old Gurneys Lane toilets and are cheaper to run. We hope that more businesses will join the Scheme in the future”.
Chairman of the Amenities Committee, Jacqueline Merrick agreed “It’s a wonderful idea to be much more creative about how we provide these facilities and this will give Council Tax payers much better value for money than the traditional way of providing public conveniences. We’ve seen from other projects across the country that it benefits the local community and helps regenerate towns”.
Chairman of the Finance and General Purposes Committee, Robert Webber said “The Town Council is determined to protect services that Cornwall Council no longer provides and this is definitely a positive step for the town”.