Keeping public toilets open and running is considered to be “essential” to a £12 million project that will form part of the regeneration of an often troubled part of Bournemouth town centre, a news report in the local media has recently revealed.
Councillors voted unanimously in favour of keeping toilets as part of the major new town centre development at Leyton Mount which includes a block of 62 flats and a large restaurant.
Developers were originally granted planning permission on the condition that the scheme included replacement public toilets, but they asked planners to lift the condition and allow additional commercial floorspace. Nevertheless, planning officers recommended that the request should be refused after both the night-time economy co-ordinator and the town centre manager expressed concerns about the town’s lack of late-night toilet facilities.
This initiative is certainly a very interesting one, but the truth of the matter is that the local council will require quite a significant amount of money in order to build and operate these public facilities. One of the best solutions to gather the funds required to cover the toilets’ maintenance and operation is the installation of an access restriction solutions and charging a small sum for access.
Toilet Turnstiles supplies an extensive range of solutions designed specifically to restrict access to a public toilet and also charge for access to the premises.
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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