A campaign led by volunteers to save Fairbourne’s toilets from closure has been deemed a resounding success, a recent news report in the local media can reveal.
Last year, Gwynedd Council announced that they were to withdraw funding for public toilets as they no longer had the necessary budget to maintain services across the county.
Local dignitaries in and around Fairbourne were shocked to find that they would be required to spend £6,000 every year to enter into a partnership with the local authority, a sum the local community could simply not afford.
The threats of closure sparked concerns amongst local residents and businesses as there were concerns visitors would be driven away from the seaside community, causing significant damage to the local economy.
Following a heated meeting with Gwynedd Council’s head of highways and municipal waste, Gwyn Morris Jones, last summer, Mike Scott, who is chair of the community council but was acting as a resident, set up a Fairbourne and Friog Community Convenience Fund.
They raised money by asking the community council, residents and businesses to contribute, in addition to asking toilet users to make a small donation and has succeeded in keeping both toilets – at Station Road and Penrhyn Drive South – open.
A new disability-friendly toilet is also planned for the future.
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 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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