The provision of public toilets in Barnet has actually improved, despite the national trend, and increased the number of loos available to the public over the last two decades, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
The data, obtained through a Freedom of Information request, shows that Barnet currently has 11 council operated loos at this time, up from three in 2000.
Across the UK, at least 1,541 of these conveniences were closed over the period – a drop of 39%. The figure could be even bigger as many councils did not reply to the query.
In Barnet there is one public convenience for every 28,709 residents, compared to one for 10,930 people in the UK.
A spokesperson for the Local Government Association said: “Councils are doing everything they can to keep public toilets open and ensure there is provision for people with particular needs.
"With substantial reductions to their budgets, councils have had to make tough choices about public facilities but are finding innovative ways of tackling this issue.”
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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