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Following a steep rise in cases across the region, the whole of the North East has been named as an area that will receive additional support. You can read the latest statement from LA7 leaders. There are no additional restrictions on the area or residents but with cases of Covid higher than ever before everyone is asked to continue to act carefully and responsibly. Further information will be provided as it becomes available. See Covid-19 advice and information for advice on how to stay safe. Thank you for playing your part in helping to keep the North East open and protect others.

Public toilets

We provide public toilets across the county which can be found on the public highway, in our towns, parks and in certain council buildings.

LocationStreetOpening HoursRADAR Key
Barnard CastleMorrisons Car Park6.00 am - 6.00 pmYes
Barnard CastleMarket Place8.00 am - 6.00 pm 
Bishop AucklandBus Station

Monday to Thursday: 7am till 3pm
Friday: 7.00am till 2.30pm
Saturday: 7.00 am and remain open throughout the weekend.

ButterknowlePinfold Lane24 hours 
Chester-le-StreetFoundry Lane8.00 am - 4.00 pm 
CrookSouth Street7.00 am - 5.00 pmYes
DurhamPalace Green8.00 am - 6.00 pm 
Easington (gents only)Commit Hill24 hours 
EdmundbyersThe Closes24 hours 
EgglestonChurch Bank24 hours 
HamsterleySaunders Avenue24 hours 
Middleton-in-TeesdaleChapel Row24 hoursYes
RookhopeFront Street7.00 am - 5.00 pm 
StaindropDuke Street8.00 am - 5.00 pmYes
StanhopeDales Centre9.00 am - 5.00 pmYes
South HettonFront Street9.00 am - 5.00 pm 
St John's ChapelHood Street24 hours 
Toft HillA6824 hours 
WearheadFront Street24 hours 
WillingtonHigh Street24 hoursYes
WillingtonLido24 hoursYes
WolsinghamAngate Street7.00 am - 5.00 pmYes

Other public toilets

Public toilets can also be found at some of our leisure centres, libraries and parks (Chester-le-Street Riverside Park, Wharton Park and Hardwick Park). 

Cleaning programme

How often we clean and service our public toilets, depends on where it is and how much they are used. In very busy areas, some are cleaned several times a day, whilst others may only need servicing once a day. 

To avoid vandalism, the majority of our sites have limited opening times and are closed at night.

If you wish to report a problem with cleanliness of our public toilets, please contact us

RADAR Key (National key scheme)

RADAR keys offer independent access to disabled people to around 4,000 locked public toilets around the country.

The economy radar key looks like a normal key and therefore can be discreetly carried along with other keys. The key can be purchased by anybody with a disability (no proof of disability required). 

For more information on RADAR Keys, please see Disability Rights UK: RADAR Keys.

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03000 26 0000
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