The government should get actively involved in the provision of public toilets, making it a statutory process and giving councils funding, the British Toilet Association (BTA) has argued.
According to a news source, the advisory body, which has been holding its annual meeting in Stratford-upon-Avon, revealed that the number of public conveniences of this type has fallen by 40% in the past decade.
Director Raymond Martin said:"Toilets are being closed in towns and cities across the UK. Councils have no financial or legal responsibility to provide toilets. It’s a discretionary service and we want the government to change that.
"This is about people’s health and wellbeing. The lack of public toilets affects a lot of people, including the elderly, pregnant women and children."
While such an initiative would be quite an useful one, implementing an access restriction system and charging for access might be something the council should take into account, on the long-term, 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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