A Councillor from Cornwall was so determined to save a public toilet operating in his area that he’s been cleaning it himself for the past six months, a news report in the local media has revealed.
Councillor John Fitter, whose division covers St Mawgan and Colan, drove seven miles to St Mawgan and back every day to clean a disabled toilet for residents and walkers to use.The village’s block – consisting of a ladies’, men’s and a disabled toilet – was closed in April along with dozens of others across the county after cash-strapped Cornwall Council was forced to slash its toilets’ budget by half and save £1.5 million a year.
However, instead of seeing the "vital" toilets in St Mawgan being closed altogether, Councillor Fitter offered to take on the responsibility of the disabled toilet and clean it himself until another solution can be found. Now, it is hoped the village business group will then take over the responsibility and running costs of the public facility.
While this is indeed a very commendable and noteworthy initiative, the truth of the matter is that installing an access and charging a modest fee for the toilet’s maintenance would be a much work-intensive effort, and this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could put its extensive experience to very good use.
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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