Public toilets in the town of Lostwithiel are set for closure at the end of December after Cornwall Council has failed to agree terms with the town council, which had previously decided to take over the facility, a news report in the local media has revealed.
The local councillors in Lostwithiel have blamed County Hall for the situation, claiming that the council failed to carry out the necessary repairs to the toilets required by the town council before it took over responsibility for them. On the other hand, Cornwall Council says the fault lies with the town council for not committing to take over the management of the toilets.
This decision, if not overturned, is likely to cause quite a stir in the area, especially due to the fact that the councillors imposed a near 100 per cent rise in the precept over the past two years in order to cover the costs of maintaining the toilets once it had taken ownership.
Increasing local taxation is never a good idea, especially if it doesn’t provide the expected returns, but the additional funds required for the toilets’ maintenance could also be obtained by installing an access restriction system and charging a modest fee – this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could put its extensive experience to very good use.
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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