The act of spending a penny is actually costing thousands of pounds to council taxpayers. Those dodging charges for public toilets are causing a stink for the finances of Cotswold District Council. The council admitted it had also over-estimated how much the loos would be used. It said: “Less people are using them than we thought for all sorts of reasons – it’s a sign of the times.” The cabinet report remarked another costly area to the taxpayer was car parking.
Coin operated entry systems from Toilet Turnstiles solve the need for local authorities to provide public conveniences to a good standard and generate revenue for the general day to day maintenance. The turnstiles have the added benefit of preventing people from wandering into the toilets as they now have to pay for the privilege, or “spend a penny”. The coin mechanism can be programmed for virtually any combination of coins. All of our turnstiles are supplied complete with a 2 year warranty.