The toilets was one of many that were earmarked for closure under council savings. But a bid to run them was put forward by the Bowness and Windermere Community Care Trust. In fact the trust has now taken charge of all eight sets of loos in Bowness and Windermere.
The toilets at Bowness bay is one of four that will eventually be fully refurbished, costing a total of £250,000.
Until the Trust took over the management of the toilet blocks they failed to meet the expected standards for facilities in such high profile tourist area and one serving an increasingly ageing population.
There were fears by the trust that if improvements had not been made they would have received major criticism from those visiting the area. This criticism would reflect extremely poorly on the overall impact of an area which is billed as a world class visitor destination and may have reduced the number of visitors to Bowness and Windermere.
The huge cost of the refurbishments means the trust has had to put a charge onto the convenience. It will cost anyone wanting to use the loos 20p. All the money will go back into the running of all of the toilets run by the trust.