Public toilets - RADAR keys
- Category: Street care and cleaning
- Last Updated: 12 August 2016
RADAR National Key Scheme
The RADAR National Key Scheme (NKS) offers independent access to disabled people to around 7,000 locked public toilets around the country.
The National Key Scheme (NKS), sometimes known as the RADAR Scheme, was developed because some public toilets designed for disabled people had to be locked to prevent damage and misuse resulting in them being locked. The scheme aims to provide disabled key holders with independent access to the toilets provided for them and increase the likelihood of the facilities being in a usable state.
When a Council joins the scheme, standard locks are fitted to their accessible toilets and keys are made available to people with disabilities. Over 400 local authorities in all parts of the country have now adopted the scheme. In addition to public conveniences, toilets for disabled people provided by a wide range of other public, voluntary and commercial organisations have been fitted with the NKS lock. So it can now be found in shopping centres, country parks, railway and bus stations, bars, motorway service areas and sports venues.
RADAR keys for unlocking the disabled toilet facilities in public toilets across the country and in Ryedale are available to purchase from the RADAR website.
The keys may be used at disabled facilities throughout the country.
|Toilet||Disabled||Nearest Car Park||Baby Changing Facilities|
|Market Place, Malton||Yes||Malton Market Place||Yes|
|Wentworth Street, Malton||Yes||Wentworth Street (long stay)|
|Church Street, Norton-on-Derwent||Yes||St Nicholas Street (long stay)|
|Eastgate, Pickering||Yes||Eastgate (long stay)||Yes|
|The Ropery, Pickering||Yes||The Ropery (short stay)||Yes|
|Town Farm, Kirkbymoorside||Yes||Town Farm (long stay)||Yes|
|Borogate, Helmsley||Yes||Helmsley Market Place (short stay)|
|Cleveland Way, Helmsley||Yes||Cleveland Way (long stay)|
|Lakeside, Thornton le Dale||Yes||Lakeside|
|Rosedale Abbey, Rosedale||Yes||Village parking|
|Hutton le Hole||Yes||NYM National Park car park|
|Low Mill, Farndale||Yes||NYM National Park car park|
We try to maintain all the facilities to a high standard but if we have not met your expectations, please let us know. If you wish to comment or complain about the Council's public toilets please email Streetscene or telephone 01653 600666.