A local council has come under fire for grossly over-estimating the costs of refurbishing a public toilet block and deciding to sell it, rather than bring it back into use.

Calderdale Council has proposed selling the old toilets near Brighouse bus station because the costs associated to their refurbishment were simply too high – an estimate 200,000 pounds.

However, a local councillor argues that the this sum is grossly overestimated and the actual costs of refitting and reopening the public conveniences should actually be much smaller, a news report in the local media has re

“The council thinks it will cost £200,000 to bring the toilets back into use, but it needs stainless steel sinks and toilets and cleaning and that shouldn’t cost £200,000. People have said they’d be willing to pay 20p to use these toilets, we should find the money and get them back open and paying for itself” Clr Colin Stout said.

Unfortunately, the public toilets’ operational costs can be quite significant at times, so charging a fee for access is the most sensible solution when it comes to public toilets’ funding, 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 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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