A number of public toilets across the district will close on a trial basis over the winter months. The decision has been taken as Rother District Council faces a £3.8m budget shortfall for 2024/25.

Over the last eighteen months, we’ve been in negotiations to see if the provision of public toilets could be devolved to town or parish councils. Whilst there have been some very positive discussions, no firm decisions have been made.

In response to a number of enquiries, we have produced a webpage containing some Frequently asked questions. This webpage will be updated regularly.

The trial will come into force on 13th November 2023 and is due to end on Friday, 1st March 2024 (This does not mean that all toilets will be automatically re-opened). The full list of toilets that are closed/open during the trial is listed further down this webpage.

We are consulting on the impact of the closures as part of the budget consultation and whether the right toilets have been chosen to remain open. The consultation runs until 17th December, and then the feedback will be analysed. For more information, please visit our 2024/25 Budget Consultation webpage.


LocationDescription of LocationStatus
Battle Market (TN33 0DR)Located in Market Square, near to the access to Upper Market car parkOpen
Battle Mount Street (TN33 0XB)Located at the far end of Mount Street car park, near to the Abbey Court walkway to Battle High StreetClose


LocationDescription of LocationStatus
Bexhill Cemetery (TN39 5JE)Located in the centre of Bexhill CemeteryOpen
Bexhill Cooden Sea Road (TN39 4TR)Located opposite Cooden Beach railway stationClose
Channel View East (TN40 1JS)Located centrally on Bexhill seafront, adjacent to the Rowing ClubOpen
Devonshire Square (TN40 1EA)Located towards the western end of Endwell RoadClose
East Parade (TN40 1NY)Located towards the eastern end of Bexhill seafront, opposite Brookfield RoadOpen (Summer Only)
Egerton Park (TN39 3HL)Located adjacent to Bexhill MuseumOpen
Little Common Recreation Ground (TN39 4PG)Located within the recreation groundClose (Made available only for sports fixtures by prior agreement)
Little Common Roundabout (TN39 4PE)Located on the northeastern side of Little Common roundaboutClose
Manor Gardens (TN40 2JA)Located within the grounds of Manor GardensClose
Normans Bay (BN24 6PR)Located on the Coast Road to the west of Normans Bay caravan parkClose
Polegrove Bowls (TN39 3EX)Located near to the bowls area of the PolegroveClose
Polegrove Grandstand (TN39 3EX)Located near to the football and cricket areas of the PolegroveClose (Made available only for sports fixtures by prior agreement)
Sidley (TN39 5BA)Located within the car park, off Ninfield Road, SidleyClose
West Parade (TN39 3DT)Located towards the western end of Bexhill seafront, opposite Richmond RoadOpen


LocationDescription of LocationStatus
Lucknow Place Car Park (TN31 7LP)Located within the car park, on Fishmarket RoadOpen
Strand Quay (TN31 7DB)Located on the A259, adjacent to the Strand car parkClose
Gun Gardens (TN31 7HH)Located adjacent to Rye Castle Museum – Ypres TowerClose
Station Approach (TN31 7AB)Located opposite the entrance to Rye StationOpen


LocationDescription of LocationStatus
Winchelsea Town Disabled (Open to all) (TN36 4EX)Located on Monks Walk, WinchelseaOpen
Winchelsea Beach Disabled (Open to all) (TN36 4LX)Located on Dogs Hill Road, WinchelseaOpen (Summer Only)
Pett Level (TN35 4EH)Located on Pett Level Road, adjacent to the car parkClose
Sedlescombe (TN33 0PW)Located within the car park, off Gammons WayClose


LocationDescription of LocationStatus
Camber West Car Park (Old) (TN31 7RB)Located at the western end of Camber Western car parkOpen (Summer Only)
Camber West Car Park (New) (TN31 7RE)Located at the eastern end of Camber Western car parkOpen (Summer Only)
Camber Central Car Park (TN31 7RH)Located in Central car park, adjacent to the Coastal OfficeOpen
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