Four public toilets in Newham are set to close after the local council has approved plans for a new community scheme, a recent news report in the local media has suggested.
As part of the scheme, businesses are invited to agree to open their toilets to members of the public in exchange for a grant to keep their facilities clean and well-stocked.
The plans will also see council premises including libraries and community centres become part of the scheme.
Businesses that sign up will display prominent signs welcoming people to use their toilets and be subject to regular inspections.
The council will ensure each area has adequate facilities for disabled users and baby changing.
The scheme is being introduced after a public consultation and will replace four public toilet blocks – two on Romford Road, at the junction of Woodgrange Road and Herbert Road, and two in High Street North, at the junction of Clements Road and in St John’s car park.
The changes are expected to save the council up to £96,400 per year.
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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