A local authority has launched a consultation into the running of public conveniences in the area, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Over the past couple of years, the unitary authority has transferred 56 public conveniences to other organisations, from community groups and private businesses to town and community councils, with five closing.
It currently owns and maintains two public conveniences at the Brecon and Ystradgynlais Transport Interchanges.
Powys says that while it has powers to provide them the provision of public conveniences is not a statutory duty and limited funding and pressures mean it faces a challenge to maintain toilet provision.
It says that the development of the Draft Powys Local Toilet Strategy will ensure a strategic view is taken to providing publicly accessible toilets where they are needed the most in Powys.
The draft strategy says that it will ensure that residents and visitors alike are able to enjoy centres and outdoor spaces and that high quality public toilets will encourage repeat visits from tourists.
Public toilet provision in the UK has been declining for a number of years. The British Toilet Association estimates that 40 per cent of public washrooms have disappeared in the past decade. UK councils stopped maintaining around 13 per cent of all public toilets between 2010 and 2018 and there are believed to be 37 areas across the UK where there are no council-run washroom facilities whatsoever.
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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