Wirral Council will charge patrons 30p to use public toilets in Wirral from March in a bid to keep them open, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Wirral Council say that they have made a commitment to keep the borough’s public toilets open but to do this they must introduce a small charge to ‘contribute to management, maintenance and operating of facilities.’
Users will be charged 30p per visit to a public toilet at West Kirby Marine Lake, Moreton Garden Lane, Leasowe Common, Harrison Drive and Hoyle Road – these locations will be the first to have charges introduced.
The charges will come into effect from March 4. Cabinet member for Environment Cllr Anita Leech said: "Last year, councillors chose to introduce charges to public toilets in a bid to avoid closures.
"Councils are not required by law to provide any public toilets, however, because we recognise their importance to our communities, introducing charges was the only way we could continue to provide this facility."
The cash raised will contribute to the service running costs and help to upgrade other toilets that need improvements.
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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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