A local authority is set to demolish one of its only 4 existing public toilet blocks, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The public conveniences located on Napier Road, Crowthorne, will be knocked down as part of a £10,000 redevelopment of the site should plans be approved by Bracknell Forest Council.
If this proposal is given the go-ahead, space could be turned into additional parking bays with the potential to provide electric car charging at the car park to the rear, which is just off Crowthorne High Street.
A Bracknell Forest Council report read: “The public WCs at Napier Road, Crowthorne have been requested to be demolished following discussions with members and the parish council unwilling to take on the full servicing and maintenance for the building.
“There is potential for the space to be utilised as additional parking bays with an opportunity to provide electric car charging bays within the car park.
“Removing the WC will save the council in maintaining the building in the long term and will provide additional space potentially providing additional car parking to the village.
“The Parish Council provides an income for the residents to utilise the building, however, this income has been classed as cost-neutral with between £11,000 to £14,000 being allocated every year to run and maintain the building.”
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 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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