Shoppers could be charged to use toilets if block re-opens

Shoppers could be charged to use toilets if block re-opens

Shoppers could be charged to use toilets if block re-opens

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Shoppers could soon be charged 20p to use public toilets in Halstead.

Refurbishing the toilets in Chapel Street has been suggested by Halstead’s Town Team as a way of improving the town centre.

It has now been revealed that reopening the toilets would cost nearly £80,000 and Halstead Town Council, which is likely to pay for the improvements, is considering funding the project by charging people to use the toilets.

The council voted to close the toilets in December 2005, as part of a cost-cutting operation to ensure council tax stayed low.

But it has been investigating options and seeking estimates for the project in recent months.

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8:19am Wed 15 Jan 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Estimated cost four months ago £73,784 (Gazette news report 9th September 2013 refers).

Current estimate circa £80,000.

That’s in the region of an 8% hike in cost in four months. Extrapolate that to a 12 month period and we’re looking at something like getting on for a 20% per annum escalation in cost.

How can this be explained?
Estimated cost four months ago £73,784 (Gazette news report 9th September 2013 refers). Current estimate circa £80,000. That’s in the region of an 8% hike in cost in four months. Extrapolate that to a 12 month period and we’re looking at something like getting on for a 20% per annum escalation in cost. How can this be explained? OMPITA [Intl]
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