Scarborough businesses could be asked to take over the running of the local public toilets, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Scarborough Borough Council is to go out to consultation on a plan to overhaul its stock of public conveniences. The council currently owns and operates 38 public toilets throughout the borough, and a number of the village toilets will be offered to the parish councils to run.
Some of the toilets that are deemed not to be cost effective could also close and be demolished. Included in the plan is a move to make a number of the borough’s toilets pay on entry via a turnstile system, which would save money through the elimination of the attendant roles currently occupied.
A report on this topic said: “This approach would look for organisations to retain toilet facilities for public use as well as developing a commercial opportunity for individual sites.
“Such an approach would seek expressions of interest from the private sector for individual facilities which might result in up to 75 per cent of the asset being used to raise the funds required to retain the other 25 per cent as publicly accessible toilets. Tenderers may wish to simply implement an entry charge or a facilitator may wish to re-develop part of the site, subject to appropriate planning constraints, on a commercial basis.”
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.
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