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@the Grange

Bathurst Avenue, Blackpool, Lancashire, FY3 7RW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a cafe, conference facilities, [email protected] shop, a community library and allotments.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include One Stop Store and Hbs Pharmacy.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is run by Groundwork Cheshire Lancashire & Merseyside who are a charitable trust and a social enterprise.
    • The venue is used by The Prince's Trust, The National Citizens Service Programme (NCS), The Graduate Volunteer Project Assistant Programme (VPA), and school groups.
    • The venue offers a weekly free family meal cooked in the café (this meal is for families only, not single persons).
    • The venue runs various courses and classes for adults and children including computer skills, general gardening art and dance classes.

Opening Times (@thegrange)

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00.

Location

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

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 and side 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 450cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 11m (12yd 1in) 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 with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 148cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 79cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 74cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the foyer.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Reception (Library)

  • The desk/counter is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is a touch screen.
  • The touch screen is at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
  • Comments View
    • The library is approximately 10m from the main entrance.
    • The library is to the left of the café.
    • There is a self serve machine within the library.
    • The highest function on this machine is 133cm.
    • The lowest function is 66cm.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are available for computer users.
  • A height adjustable chair is / are available.
  • Comments View
    • The computer desks within the library are 69cm high.
    • There are chairs with armrests available.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 13:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 13:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday Closed.

Eating and Drinking ([email protected] grange)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located opposite the main entrance to the right.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are not available.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is fixed bench seating outside the venue at the rear.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 09:00 - 12:00.

Entrance ([email protected])

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 86cm.

[email protected]

  • This area is approximately 5m to the right of the main entrance.
  • Food from this shop can only purchased by a voucher system.
  • These vouchers are earned by volunteering at the centre or for local projects.
  • The shop also sells second hand donated white goods, bric-a-brac and clothing that can be purchased with cash.
  • There is sufficient room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.

[email protected]

  • The allotments are at the rear of the venue.
  • There are two poly tunnels.
  • These tunnels are approximately 100m from the main entrance.
  • One of the tunnels has a pathed surface and the other has a compact earth surface.
  • The allotments are tended by volunteers.
  • The volunteers also work with schools, local community groups and individuals who take general gardening courses.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor to the left.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 196cm x 196cm (6ft 5in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste 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 the left.
    • 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 46cm (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 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • 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 99cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.