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Lilian Bland Park

Carnmoney Road, Glengormley, Newtownabbey, BT36 6HP

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Introduction

Opening Times (Pavillion)

  • Monday 10:00 - 22:00..
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00..
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00..
  • Thursday 10:00 - 22:00..
  • Friday 10:00 - 22:00..
  • Saturday 10:00 - 22:00..
  • Sunday 10:00 - 22:00..

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Glengormley.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Mossley West.

Parking (Carmoney Road Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Carmoney Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 260cm x 420cm (8ft 6in x 13ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the the park.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the the park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional car park located on the Ballyclare Road, nearer the pavilion and play park.

Parking (Pavillion Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Ballyclare Road.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 300cm x 450cm (9ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the park.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 14m (15yd 11in) from the park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Access Point (Ballyclare Road Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Ballyclare Road, near the car park.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 138cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading down beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance with level access along to the left (shown in photographs 5 and 6).

Access Point (Carmoney Road Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Carmoney Road, near the pavillion.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 140cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further entrance path along to the left here beyond the car park (shown in photographs 3 and 4).

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There is a picnic bench with an extended table to allow room for wheelchair users near the sports pitches.

Level Change (Lilian Bland's 'Mayfly' Glider Sculpture)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading into the pilots seat of the sculpture via the wing.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is level access to and all around the sculpture which is located near the pavilion, along the 'runway' from the play park.
    • An information post is located off the main park walkway.

Fitness Suite (Outdoor Fitness Equipment)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located near Ballyclare Road.
    • The fitness suite is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Ballyclare Road Park access point.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes weight training equipment.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Access Point (Play Park)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located near the pavillion car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The width of the gap is 120cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar gate along to the left towards Ballyclare Road.

Play Park

  • There is level access throughout the play park.
  • There is a tarmac surface with rubber surfaces around most play equipment.
  • There is an accessible swing and roundabout for wheelchair users.
  • The large plane has an easy ramp which bypasses some steps.
  • There are some deep steps onto some of the climbing equipment and control tower slide.
  • There are benches near the perimeter of the park.

Play Park Accessible Equipment

  • There is an ability swing located close to the Carmoney Road end of the play park.
  • It is accessed via a 114cm wide light gate which opens towards you (pull).
  • The gate requires a RADAR key to open.
  • The swing has a flip down gate which acts as it's ramp.
  • The ramp is 68cm wide and has an easy slope.
  • The swing is 75cm wide and 125cm long.
  • Instructions are available on the ramp gate.
  • For further information there is a QR code to scan, or on the GL Jones Playgrounds website linked to in the into of this guide.
  • There is also a GL Jones AbilityWhirl self-propelled roundabout between the play park entrances.
  • There are 2 spaces for wheelchair users and 4 standard seats.
  • A central disc is used by hand to spin the roundabout.
  • Instructions are available on the second link in this guide's introduction section.
  • The large aeroplane play frame near the sports courts end offers ramped entry to bypass steps there.
  • The easy ramp is 100cm wide and offers handrails on both sides.
  • There are also larger swings available beneath its wings.

Outside Access (Pavillion Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the bowling green.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are single (with an unlocked extension leaf).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 126cm (4ft 2in).

Level Change (Pavillion Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located left of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 122cm (4ft 0in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located right of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Inside Access (Pavillion)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the pavillion main entrance.
  • The standard changing rooms are located right as you enter the pavillion.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • An additional changing room is located at the opposite end of the hall.

Accessible Toilet (Glengormley Pavillion)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the pavillion main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located right of the pavillion main entrance, opposite the changing room.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 360cm (4ft 9in x 11ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Outside Access (Hall Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the pavillion.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open both ways.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 133cm (4ft 4in) wide.

Level Change (Hall Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located left of the hall entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the right of the hall entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Outside Access (Public Toilets Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located adjoing the pavillion facing the park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (Public Toilets Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located right of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located left of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).

Accessible Toilet (Park Public Toilet)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the toilet block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located inside the toilet block.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 180cm (5ft 5in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Toilets open:
    • 09:00-17:00 Winter
    • 09:00-18:00 Summer.

Standard Toilet(s) (Park Public Toilet)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is generally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.