Running the public toilets across North East Lincolnshire will cost the local council more than £230,000 a year, a recent news report on this topic has been able to reveal.
The British Toilet Association has estimated that 40 per cent of local authority-run public conveniences have disappeared in the past decade, taking the number down to 6,000, in part because councils have to pay business rates on them.
A spokesman for the council said a move to charge 30p a time at the borough’s public toilets is likely to be introduced at the end of this year or early next year with the design, specification and tendering stage currently underway. A report last year on the issue found that, using current footfall figures, a 30p charge would generate around £420,000 per year.
The spokesman said: "The main costs are associated with cleaning and antisocial behaviour. The council spends in excess of £230,000 per year maintaining the toilets."
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