People, particularly older people, link public toilets with anti-social behaviour, as confirmed in a study done by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which cited examples of drug-taking in public toilets. London Underground admits that charges for some of their public toilets are made "for a variety of historical reasons, including discouraging anti-social behaviour."
The Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 allows the police, local authority officers and Community Support Officers to issue a fixed-penalty notice to anybody caught vandalising property such as public toilets. Anti-social behaviour like graffiti or litter might decrease further because of the new amendment to a 1936 Act that enables local authorities to charge for all public toilet facilities because vandals might be less likely to commit a crime if they have to pay before entering the public toilet. A magnificent example of a system that works in this way is a Tensor toilet turnstile.
The tough, durable bodies in the coin operated turnstiles have lockable lids to prevent unwanted access and are securely mounted to the floor plate. The coin mechanism can be programmed for virtually any combination of coins with a secure cash box to hold the coins, thus discouraging theft and other anti-social behaviour. Contact us for a range of options on turnstiles and other access control products.