West Oxfordshire District Council made just under £1,000 from charges at two public toilets during the pandemic, according to a new survey.

New data by Paymentsense, who produce contactless payment technology, indicated that the earnings from the two public toilets in The Leys recreation ground in Witney between March 2020 and March 2021 were £878.55.

The company looked into how much consumers have coughed up to use the toilets during Covid.

It analysed the public toilets around the UK to find out which councils kept theirs open during the pandemic and how much was made from each.

Its study said The Leys "is a popular place with people coming from afar and residents from Oxford."

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The toilets cost 20p to use.

During the pandemic, shopping centres and some buildings had to close their toilets to the public due to hygiene concerns.

This led to people paying for council-owned toilets whenever they needed the loo when they were out and about.

Paymentsense asked councils across the UK about their public toilets. Some 203 councils replied with 12 confirming that they do have a charge in place.

Paymentsense asked them the names of the parks, how much money each trip to each public toilet in the locations costs, total amount made between March 2020 and March 2021, and how much money was collected altogether.

It then asked if these toilets offered cash or contactless payment options.