A local authority is considering introducing a charge for patrons who use their public toilets, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The East Devon District Council (EDDC) agenda papers say the authority is planning to investigate the possibility of paid access at some ‘key sites’. The agenda for the overview and scrutiny committee on Wednesday, January 17, says that the council is completing a ‘district-wide’ review of public toilet provision.

A report will be compiled for EDDC’s asset management forum, with suggestions on how the council can reduce costs.

Introducing a toilet charge is one way the authority could do this, although the papers suggest the facilities could also be leased to businesses.

An EDDC spokeswoman said: “We have undertaken a review of all of our public toilets to look at ways in which we can continue to provide this important but discretionary service.

“We will be running a consultation with town and parish councils in the spring to ask for their input into our ideas.”

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 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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