Colne Community Toilet Scheme


COLNE Town Council has developed a scheme that sees loos freely available in the town centre, thanks to help from local businesses.

The Colne Community Toilet Scheme was launched in response to the recent decision by Pendle Council’s Executive to reluctantly close public toilets across Pendle as part of a cost-cutting exercise.

Colne Town Council’s Scheme enables members of the public to use toilets in shops, cafes, pubs and the market without feeling they have to patronise the business concerned, as all will display the Colne Community Toilet Scheme Logo prominently.

Participating businesses, so far, are: The British Legion, The Union Exchange, Colne Market Hall, La Dolce Vita, JJ’s Cafe Bar Restaurant and Pendle Sandwich Bar, with more businesses being encouraged to join.

Vice-chairman of Colne Town Council, Maureen Arnold, said: “We have six Community Toilet Scheme Members and are working to attract more.  We managed to get our scheme up and running just in time for the Rhythm and Blues Festival.  This is our response to the closure of Colne’s public toilets.  We stepped in to attempt to provide toilet facilities for the public – Colners and visitors, alike.  We would like to thank the businesses who have helped us get our Scheme off the ground.”

Colne Town Council is posting maps of participating businesses on noticeboards throughout the Town Centre and also on a dedicated page on its web site

In addition, Scheme leaflets are available from the Muni, the Town Hall and Pendle Leisure Centre.

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