Why do some towns charge for the use of the public toilets?
What used to be a free service has gradually been replaced by a twenty pence charge for accessing the facility, it is especially prominent in lavatories that have main street access.
What is gained from charging members of the public for a service that used to be free?
The charge, which ranges from as little as twenty pence, to roughly one pound in busier areas, is one of the main reasons as to why these facilities keep running. It help maintains a clean, hygienic environment that does not pose as a health hazard.
All of the cubicles on some toilets are labelled as ‘disabled’, can I still use them?
Of course you can! As part of the scheme; some of the structures with individual cubicles have become not only unisex, but have also been given disabled access; thus ensuring that anyone can use these facilities at ease.
What are the changes to the interior like?
Most of the refurbished buildings have advanced flush valves and baby changing areas. Additionally; a sharps box has also been installed in the majority of the cubicles so that needles and other sharps can be disposed of easily; without posing a risk to the next customer.
What are the benefits of charging members of the public?
As previously mentioned; each brand new building gives ease of access to all members of the public, but it also has the advantage of deterring anti-social behaviour as from contractors and companies in charge of the changes have noticed that juveniles and other people are less likely to spend money on vandalising property.
It also ensures a clean running of the operations, and ensures that the facilities are cleaned on a daily basis (once early in the morning and once at night) which removes any health risks that may occur.