The public toilets in Burton and Uttoxeter will remain open despite facing closure as part of a council cost cutting move, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
At the latest East Staffordshire Borough Council meeting, councillors voted in favour of keeping the toilets open. They had been previously considered for closure as it costs the authority up to £140,000 a year to run the toilets it has in the borough.
Borough council leader Councillor Richard Grosvenor has said the authority does not now have to shut any toilets thanks to a change to business rates made by the Government which will save the council money.
The move to carry out a review of public toilets was revealed in the authority’s medium-term financial strategy, which was announced in March and said there would be a comprehensive review of toilet 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.
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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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