A local council has agreed to increase charges on their public toilets by 50 per cent, rising from 20p to 30p, in order to ensure that the costs of running the public conveniences is met.

However, in its report the authority admits the rise could lead to an increase in anti-social behaviour and a reduction in use and income. The report also raises some concerns over the fact higher prices for the use of toilets tend to be in high footfall areas, for example metropolitan and tourist areas. The report stresses the usage will be “closely monitored”.

The affected toilets are in Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, Cintra Park, South Reading, Whitley Street in Reading, Prospect Park, Honey End Lane and Kentwood Hill in Tilehurst and Oxford Road and Richfield Avenue in Reading.

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 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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