Public toilets across Bournemouth were forced to close amid a spate of vandalism and antisocial behaviour, a recent news report in the local media has revealed.
A report to the borough’s environment and transport scrutiny panel earlier this year said tjat multiple toilet blocks were the subject of "high levels of antisocial behaviour", with their closure recommended.
The report says the council will "progress discussions with Parks and other stakeholders around potential for redevelopment into a café kiosk or ‘pop-up’ entertainment/street food stall venue".
The report states: "The challenging financial climate is making it increasingly difficult to justify maintaining the ‘status quo’.
"A number of street services public convenience facilities are underused legitimately and are subject to have high levels of abuse and vandalism.
"The continuing impact of the challenging financial climate means there is little choice but to face some very difficult decisions about how the council delivers and funds this frontline service."
Installing a solid access restriction system is certainly the best approach by local authorities when faced with vandalism, and that’s 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. If you need some additional information regarding our extensive range of products, just get in touch, we’ll be sure to answer any and all of your queries.