Stoke-on-Trent City Council was forced to revert its decision to close several public toilets in the city following a public consultation, which rejected the idea, a news report in the local media has revealed.
The local authority was looking at closing the toilet block in Stafford Street, Hanley, along with facilities in Stoke, Longton, Tunstall and Burslem in order to save £100,000 from next year’s budget.
However, strong protests from members of the public convinced the council to postpone the measure, with its bosses now claiming that no public toilet will be closed unless and until those alternative facilities are in place.
Although cash strapped council do have to do their best in order to maintain vital services and cut back wherever they can, implementing an access restriction system and charging for access within these public conveniences might be something they should take into account, on the long-term, 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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