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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 us or telephone 01653 600666.

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Ryedale House, Old Malton Road
Malton, North Yorkshire
YO17 7HH

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