The number of public toilets in Cornwall has reduced dramatically over the past 18 years, with 231 loos closing since 2000, fresh research has found.
Data obtained by the British Toilet Association through a Freedom of Information request shows that there are just 16 council operated toilets, down from 247 two decades ago.
In Cornwall there is one public convenience for every 35,084 residents, compared to one for 10,930 people in the UK.
The British Toilet Association has started a campaign called Use Our Loos to encourage businesses to open their toilets to non-customers and make it visible by having a sticker on display.
"We know that councils are under immense pressure with their budgets and despite having no legal obligation to maintain these public facilities, they have continued to try to reverse the rate of decline.
"They are constantly looking at alternative ideas, such as individual Community Toilet Schemes, to provide reasonable provision for their communities.
"Use our Loos is a community-oriented solution not about opening more toilets but making more toilets that already exist accessible to the public".
Charging a fee for access is quite often the most sensible solution when it comes to public toilets’ funding – and indeed keeping these facilities open for the general public, 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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