Milton Keynes Council (MKC) and CMK Town Council are currently at odds over who should install the public toilets at the Milton Keynes Central Station, which means that people who actually need to use such a convenience are forced to use the Subway or Costa ones, a news report in the local media has revealed.
The station has just undergone a £2.5million revamp, but, despite getting a lot of much-needed improvements, the public toilet facilities, worth an estimated 250,000 pounds, have not been put in place just yet, after MKC said the town council should install them, but the authority said it can’t afford to provide them.
MKC was responsible for the station revamp, which included better pedestrian access, cycling shelters, ?a new bus stop area and taxi facilities. Although pipes were put in for toilets, they were not part of the plans.
Local groups representing bus users and the elderly were so surprised to discover toilets were not part of the revamp they have now come together to try and find a way of raising money to pay for them.
While such an initiative is obviously an interesting and 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.