A public toilet from Dudley, the Black Country, that was closed a couple of years ago due to funding cuts, might be reopened following a significant public campaign, a news report in the local media has revealed.
The toilet was closed in the summer of 2011 as part of council-wide savings, while toilets in Halesowen Road in Netherton were also shut under the cuts.
But now, Dudley Council has agreed to investigate opening back up the convenience in Castle Street in Roseville, especially since residents who’ve been granted access to the public toilet’s premises believe that the required investments are minimal.
Councillor Khurshid Ahmed, the council’s cabinet member for transportation, has warned the costs would be high but has agreed to meet campaigners.
While keeping public toilets open can be quite a difficult task for cash-strapped public authorities, the truth of the matter is that setting an access charge that would cover operational costs and keeping the toilets open might quite often be a much more sensible choice.
Toilet Turnstiles has a long tradition of supplying a variety of access control solutions for public toilets, all of which are built from graded stainless steel, for easier cleaning and maintenance, and also come equipped with lockable lids to prevent unwanted access.
Additionally, in order to make the fee charging process a bit easier and faster, they pack a separate coin box that 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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