A local council could decide to set up an access charge for some of its vandal-struck public conveniences, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.
Middlesbrough Council is currently undertaking a review of the vandalism-hit facilities in Middlesbrough bus station, on Newport Road and is “reviewing options” to help address anti-social behaviour at the toilets – which could see punters paying up to 20p for access.
A spokesman for Middlesbrough Council said: “A review of bus station facilities is currently in its very early stages and will look at various aspects of the site.
“The toilets in the bus station have long been subject to vandalism and anti-social behaviour and are quite fairly the subject of regular complaints from members of the public.
“The current situation is clearly not acceptable to the public or ourselves and so we will be exploring various options to address these issues in our desire to create a safer and improved facility for visitors.”
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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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