Some areas of the UK are completely deprived of public conveniences ran by local councils, a recent news report has been able to suggest.
At least 1,782 facilities have closed across the UK in the last decade, Freedom of Information requests found, while ten areas, including Newcastle, Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales and Wandsworth in south London, now have no council-run public toilets at all, data showed.
The Local Government Association said councils were trying to keep toilets open but faced squeezed budgets.
Raymond Martin, of the British Toilet Association, said providing toilets was about health, wellbeing, equality and social inclusion.
"It’s also about public decency and public dignity – we don’t want people being forced to urinate in the streets," he said.
Charging a fee for access is quite often the most sensible solution when it comes to public toilets’ funding – and indeed keeping these facilities open for the general public, and this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could really put its experience to good work.
Our toilet turnstiles are built from graded stainless steel, for easier cleaning and maintenance, and also come 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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