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Alderman Tommy Patton Memorial Park

Inverary Avenue, Sydenham, Belfast, County Antrim, BT4 1 RN

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a football pitch and public space, changing rooms with showers and toilets, and a referees' room.

Location

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

Opening Hours

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 470cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 35m (38yd 10in) from the football pitch.
    • 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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 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

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Inverary Avenue.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.

Outside Access (Changing Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the changing room block.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • 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 78cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of and at the threshold of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located at the back of the goal, close to the entrance gate.
    • The view from this area is restricted.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 64m (69yd 2ft).
    • The accessible toilet is located at the side of the changing rooms.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • There is a 180cm wide tarmac path of easy gradient between the car park and entrance to the football pitch. There is a 90cm wide paved path around the perimeter of the pitch. There is a gate next to the turnstile to allow wheelchair users access.

Standard Changing Room (Home)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the changing room entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at each side of the main corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Away)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the right of the corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).

Standard Changing Room (Visitors)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Changing Room Entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the main corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a medium step.

Standard Shower

  • Shower facilities are available.
  • The shower(s) surveyed is/are located at the rear of the building.
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Right 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the changing room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located along the outer wall of the changing rooms.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet was locked at the time of survey.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the left side of the ramp.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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 left going up the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

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