The seaside town of Porthcawl, south Wales, is planning to install anti-sex public toilets. Violent movement sensors will automatically open the doors and sound high pitched alarms, with fine water jets soaking the interior of the units.
Only one user could be in a cubicle at a time, to safeguard against "inappropriate sexual activity and vandalism". All toilets would be fitted with a full high pressure floor and wall washer which could be operated either after every user, or after a certain number of users per day. A deep clean process will be performed each night. Dousing equipment would be installed to prevent smoking and drug-taking and walls and floors would be graffiti-resistant. It has not been decided how much it will cost but people will have to pay to use the toilets.
New toilets plan
Porthcawl Town Council is spending GBP 170,000 to install the new toilets. Planning documents justified: "Every effort has been made to make sure that the new toilet facility will enhance this location and be safe for the community at all times." The existing facilities which the town council says have outlived their lifespan are due to close in October. "Rebuilding the public toilets is an important element of Porthcawl Town Council's ambition to ensure that Porthcawl is a great place to live, work and to visit," town councillor Mike Clarke declared. Porthcawl town is a holiday resort in South Wales and is home to a large static caravan park known as Trecco Bay, which is owned and operated by Parkdean Resorts.