A local council has launched a public consultation aimed at finding the best possible funding option for the local public toilet, a recent news report on this matter was able to reveal.
Kintbury Parish Council has launched the consultation into the future of the local public convenience after taking them over from West Berkshire Council. However, the Parish Council can only keep them open until March 31, 2015, so it’s now asking residents if they would like them to continue to pay for the toilets after April 2015 or whether they should be permanently closed.
Kintbury Parish Council says that each household in the village would have to pay, on average, £10 a year in council tax to keep the facilities open.
The Canal and River Trust – which was set up to look after the waterways of England and Wales – has agreed to pay £2,000 a year towards the maintenance costs to help ease the financial burden and the parish council says it is currently looking to secure further funding from other sources.
Charging a fee for access is the most sensible solution when it comes to public toilets’ funding, 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.
If you need some additional information regarding our extensive range of products, just get in touch, we’ll be sure to answer any and all of your queries.