The future of a public toilet block at one of the most popular moorland visitor attractions in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, hangs in the balance as efforts go on district-wide to save other facilities.
Multiple public toilets in the area, located on popular walking routes, are earmarked for closure as part of Bradford Council cutbacks. Town and parish councils are being urged to take over many public toilets in the district, a news report in the local media can reveal.
Bradford Council’s Interim Strategic Director for Environment and Sport, Steve Hartley, said: “We understand deeply felt concerns about this issue but it is one of the many difficult choices that we have had to make to find £115 million in savings over the next three years as a result of national cuts in Council funding.”
He added: “We hope that parish or town councils can consider taking over public toilets in other parts of the district but if this is not possible, they will no longer be available.
“We are also looking at ways that toilets in civic and other public buildings can be made more accessible to the public.”
Installing access restriction solutions and charging a fee for access is the most sensible solution when it comes to public toilets’ funding, and this is exactly where Toilet Turnstiles could really puts 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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