Have you ever had difficulty finding a toilet to use in Lewisham?

Lewisham Community Toilet scheme has found a solution to a common problem.

Thanks to the new Lewisham Community Toilet scheme there will be more clean, safe and accessible toilets that are open to the public, free of charge. The scheme highlights toilets in local areas that are accessible to the public. These include local: businesses, cafés, community centres and libraries whose toilet facilities are available for you to use. Most offer wheelchair access and baby changing facilities.

This new scheme has been set up by Lewisham Local and funded by Lewisham Council. Lewisham Local are a collaborative that encourage individuals, businesses and organisations to give their time, skills and money towards local good causes.

The idea not only benefits the community, it also benefits the local businesses that offer this service. “It is important to be part of the local community in every little initiative’ explains Khaitee Mills, the Manager of New Cross House, one of the many local organizations who signed up to the scheme. Local businesses can help the community in this way, whilst also gaining more visibility at a local level.

Finding a Lewisham Community Toilet near you is simple. The Lewisham Local website offers a list of the community toilets available all over Lewisham and an Interactive Map that allows you to see those nearest to you. Every community toilet is also visible in the Great British Public Toilet Map online and the Flush Toilet Finder App (Free on IOS and Android app stores).

All members of the Lewisham Community Toilet scheme display stickers in a clearly visible place on the window. In this way you can spot it easily when passing by. The stickers vary depending on whether the toilet includes wheelchair access and baby change facilities. It is even possible to leave reviews of the Community Toilets and ‘heart’ your favourite on the website.


How do I find my nearest community toilet?

You can use the following options to find your nearest Lewisham Community Toilet.

List of Lewisham Community Toilets      |       Lewisham Local Interactive Map        
Community Toilets Locations Flyer


Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to buy something to use a community toilet that is in a shop?

No, you don‘t need to make a purchase from any member of the Lewisham Community Toilet scheme to use their toilet facilities.

Who can I ask if I have a question about Lewisham Community Toilets?

Please email communitytoilets@lewishamlocal.com if you have a question.

How can my business join Lewisham Community Toilets?

To find out how to join the Lewisham Community Toilet scheme please email communitytoilets@lewishamlocal.com


Article by Eleonora Girotto

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