A 67-year-old woman from Larkhall has staged a 3-day protest against the closure of a public toilet in Bath, in an attempt to draw as much attention as possible on this highly sensitive topic.
According to a media report, the woman, Lin Patterson, moved into the toilet in Twerton on Wednesday night, the day before it was due to be closed by the council to save money. She only agreed to leave on Saturday night, but not before getting more than 2,000 people to sign a petition to keep the public conveniences open.
Back in December 2012, the council announced a proposal to sell off or close 13 public toilets in and around Bath (of a total of 27), in order to save £120,000 a year.
In a statement Bath and North East Somerset Council said: "The council has been clear that some difficult decisions need to be made to address the local impact of spending cuts, such as reviewing some of those services that we are not required in law to provide, like public conveniences. We are still open to communities and businesses putting forward proposals to run public conveniences at their own cost."
Charging an access fee for access to the public conveniences represents one of the best ways of getting the funds required to keep them open, and this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could really puts its experience to good work.
Our toilet turnstiles are built from graded stainless steel, for easier cleaning and maintenance, and also comes equipped with lockable lids to prevent unwanted access. Furthermore, the separate coin box offers very versatile mounting options, as it can be installed either in front of the turnstile, at the side or alternatively, on the wall, with the cash box at the rear.
The turnstile’s coin mechanism can be programmed for virtually any combination of coins with a secure cash box to hold them, while the additional counters for the number of entries made will enable a thorough level of control over the system’s operation.
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