Due to the poor economic climate, North Somerset Council cut the £400,000 it spent on running 29 public conveniences across the district from April 1, a news report informs.
Some of the toilets were taken over by town and parish councils, the rest have closed, while the authority is handing some, especially those located in more popular locations, to concessionaires to run, for a charge.
The council carried out a survey of all of its public conveniences across the district, fitting them with specialist counting devices to assess usage before deciding which ones to keep open.
It is believed that the charge for making use of such a public convenience will be set at around 30p, and the four toilets will have to be equipped with special access restriction solutions, the Coin Operated Turnstiles manufactured by Toilet Turnstiles being the best and most affordable for the job.
Our turnstiles are manufactured from graded stainless steel, for easier cleaning and maintenance, and also comes 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.
It’s also important to mention that the 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’re want to find out more about the Coin Operated Turnstiles manufactured by Toilet Turnstiles, just get in touch with our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions.