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Anchor Park

Springfield Road, Portavogie, Newtownards, Co. Down, BT22 1EP

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Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bangor.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located to the side of the park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 610cm (12ft 2in x 20ft).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 55m (60yd 5in) from the rear entrance.
    • 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.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the rear of the park near the rear entrance.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Access Point (Rear - Road side)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the rear of the play area as you face it with the sea behind you.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
    • You can get to this gate from the car park or main road. There is an information board at the other entrance.

Access Point (Front - Carpark side)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the front of the play area as you look from the carpark with the sea behind you.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 113cm.
    • There is another gate similar at the rear of the play area.

Play Area

  • The play area is surrounded by a low metal fence and has soft rubberised matting beneath the equipment.
  • Play equipment includes a multi-purpose climbing frame, a seesaw, a toddler unit, cradle swings and many inclusive equipment including a new accessible roundabout.
  • There are bench seats within the play area.
  • There is no artificial lighting to illuminate the park.
  • Photographs show examples of some of the play equipment available in the park.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Toilet with Adaptations (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 52m (56yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in front of the parking area.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 172cm x 200cm (5ft 8in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is 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 127cm (4ft 2in).
    • 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 twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • 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 the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • Patrons who wish to use the accessible toilet need to bring their own radar key.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the car park area.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 54m (59yd 2in) from the rear entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the car park area.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the rear entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
  • Comments View
    • The male and female toilets were locked at the time of survey. During the Spring/Summer period these toilets close at 6pm.

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the front of the female toilets entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).