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Sherfield Park Community Centre

Sunwood Drive, Sherfield on Loddon, Hampshire, RG27 0FP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a large main hall which has a semi-sprung-floor, other rooms available for hire, scheduled events and activities, a fully fitted kitchen and sports changing rooms.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Basingstoke.
  • Comments View
    • Avington Way and Community Centre bus stops are served by Stagecoach route 14.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot 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 360cm x 540cm (11ft 10in x 17ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located in front of the building.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards and planters in between the car park and drop off point, and the main entrance. The bollards are 130 cm high with a visual identification band, and contrast with the block paving.
    • There is sufficient space between the bollards and the planters for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 118cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a lounge area with seats without armrests, sofas and coffee tables with a surface height 40cm above the floor.
      The flooring in the seating area is wood laminate and carpet. There is ample space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played depending on events.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Kitchen

  • There is a kitchen available for hire.
    There are counter tops 90cm above the floor and oven and hob controls which are 84cm above the floor.
    There is a washing up basin with lever mixer taps.
    There is ample space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Counter (Reception)

  • The counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception.
  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Outside Access (Sports Ground Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right side of the building, leading to the public sports grounds at the rear of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slope on a very easy incline in front of the doorway.

Access Point (Sports Ground)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The gate has a latch lock.
    • The width of the gap is 116cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located after the access point.
    • 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.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Toilet with Adaptations (Reception - Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 235cm x 240cm (7ft 9in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • 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 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 142cm (4ft 8in).
    • 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.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • This toilet contains shower fittings but the shower was not in use at the time of survey (02/08/2023).
      There is an alternative baby change table in the parent and baby room off reception. The baby change table in the parent and baby room is 87cm above the floor.

Toilet with Adaptations (Sports Changing Rooms - 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 6m (6yd 1ft) from the sports ground entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead and to the left from the sports ground entrance.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 147cm x 223cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • 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 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 48cm (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 a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 131cm (4ft 4in).
    • 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
    • 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 low colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a low colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the sports ground entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the sports changing area.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located right from reception, along the corridor, on the left.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located within the standard changing rooms in the sports area.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the sports ground entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the parent and baby room, and the accessible toilet in the reception area.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the baby change table in the parent and baby room is 87cm above the floor.
    • The height of the baby change table in the accessible toilet in the reception area is 89cm above the floor.

Parent and Baby Room

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the right of reception.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 7m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • The height of the wash basin is 87cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is push.
  • There is/are not chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternative baby change table in the accessible toilet off reception. The baby change table in the accessible toilet is 89cm above the floor.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.