Public toilets across Rochford have been saved from closure as their running will be taken over by the town and parish councils, a recent news report in the local media has been able to suggest.
Rochford District Council is finalising agreements with the councils of Rayleigh and Hullbridge so they can fund and maintain the public toilets.
Rayleigh Town Council has already agreed a ten-year lease with the council to take over the management of the toilets situated beside the current Crown Hill public toilets.
Rochford District Council has spent £135,000 on the brand new toilets in Rayleigh.
A further £195,000 has been spent on complete refurbishments across Hullbridge and Rochford.
A report from the council’s investment board said that they will demolish a toilet block in Ferry Lane, Hullbridge, and install a brand new facility, costing £84,000.
Back Lane, Rochford, is also receiving a full refurbishment, which will cost £111,000.
Dave Sperring, councillor for the environment, said: “These facilities are among the most well used year-round public toilet blocks in the district and were in need of modernisation. This crucial refurbishment work has enhanced the visiting experience for residents and tourists.
“We know how important it is to our residents to have good facilities available to them and have invested this money into making sure that the expectations are met.”
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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