A consultation will take place later this year on whether to close the public conveniences in Guildfor’s Stoke Park, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The local councillors say they are considering the move due to the high costs of refurbishing the site. It comes as a review has found that the 17 public toilets in Guildford are "well used and maintained".
Other items discussed were the current free provision of toilets, and a plan to financially support a new accessible ‘Changing Places’ toilet.
Cllr David Goodwin, Lead Councillor for Licensing, Parking, Refuse, Recycling says:
"It is important to keep toilets in Guildford free of charge and to improve accessibility for all residents, visitors and workers."
Another key priority is to continue to work hard to improve accessibility for the disabled in Guildford by financially supporting a Changing Places toilet with retail partners, which would be the first in the area.
Charging a fee for access is quite often the most sensible solution when it comes to public toilets’ funding – and indeed keeping these facilities open for the general public, 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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