The closure of the public toilets on Roanhead beach in Barrow has led to a massive campaign by local residents, who are complaining that they have seen visitors urinating in public since they closed, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.

The formerly council-run toilets at Roanhead have been closed for some time after the ownership was transferred from Barrow Council to the National Trust.

Residents added their voices to that of Dalton councillor Ann Thurlow who fears the situation will get worse in the run up to the summer, where warmer weather means more visitors.

The National Trust have already taken over the surrounding car park and are taking care of the Sandscale dunes to support local wildlife.
However, Cllr Thurlow said the lack of facilities is having an adverse effect for the people that live there.
"Unless the National Trust has money to maintain or renew them or funds can be found from somewhere, a new generation of students will no longer be free to discover all that Sandscale Hawes has to offer.”
The National Trust said they are keen to re-open the facilities.
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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