Vale of White Horse District Council recently completed an £80,000 renovation of the public conveniences in Southampton Street, Faringdon. There are now two unisex cubicles which have been designed to be more robust and easier to keep clean, including one which is specially designed for use by people who are disabled.
Inside each cubicle a screen shows how much time you have left before the door unlocks automatically (this takes place after 15 minutes). The handle will override the door locking mechanism, so to get out you can simply turn the handle. The hand washers and toilet flushes are all sensor operated while both toilet pans are single molded designs which are easier to keep clean and reduces the likelihood of the facility being vandalised, as opposed to traditional ones with a movable seat and lid. To help keep the facility secure the doors are made from solid metal. Some may initially find them a bit heavy to open, however, the door closers have been put on the lightest setting so that the doors shut firmly and safely.
The installation work was carried out by Kier and Healthmatic and Healthmatic are responsible for the cleaning and maintenance – any issues should be reported to them on 01249 823141 via email@example.com. The toilets are locked overnight between 6:30pm and 8am.
If you have any feedback about the new facility please call 01235 540443 or email firstname.lastname@example.org