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YMCA Thornton Health & Fitness Centre

Victoria Road East, Thornton-Cleveleys, Lancashire, FY5 3SX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, spinning and fitness class studios, sports hall, bowling centre, skate park, café and crèche services.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 3G sport pitches.
  • Your Move Programme link (new tab) - click here.
  • Comments View
    • The venue is run in conjunction with the YMCA.
    • The venue participates in the "Your Move" programme.
    • This programme is a 12-week free programme for which you can be referred for by a GP or by self-referral.

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times (Centre)

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 22:00.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Poulton-le Fylde.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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.
    • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 600cm (11ft 6in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 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 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • 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 (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 178cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • The automatic setting on the main outer door is turned off during wet weather.
    • These doors will then open towards you (pull) and will be heavy.

Outside Access (Air Skate Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front left of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • 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 (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is a third set of doors which lead into the health and fitness centre (photograph 4).
    • These doors are double with one leaf locked and have an opening width of 84cm.
    • These doors open towards you (pull) and are heavy.

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 throughout the venue.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking (Core Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the left and ahead as you enter.
  • 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 13m (14yd 8in) 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 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
    • The buffet bar is 85cm high (photograph 6).
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 10:00 - 19:30.
    • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:30.
    • Wednesday 10:00 - 19:30.
    • Thursday 10:00 - 19:30.
    • Friday 10:00 - 21:30.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 19:30.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 19:00.

Level Change (Bowling Centre)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left of the bowling centre.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading to the bowling centre.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • 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 both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception (Bowling Centre)

  • The desk/counter is 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Bowling Centre

  • Comments View
    • The bowling centre is to the left and ahead as you enter.
    • It is 23m from the main entrance.
    • There are 10 bowling lanes.
    • The lowest reach to the ball bar is 50cm, the highest reach is 100cm (photograph 3).
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the wheelchair frame.
    • This frame is 63cm wide and 76cm high.
    • Photograph 7 shows the bowling aide for children.
    • There is seating throughout the bowling area.
  • Opening Times View
    • 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 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 20:00.

Air Skate Park

  • Comments View
    • The check-in desk in 10m from the Air Skate Park and is 76cm high (photographs 1 and 2).
    • There are 8 medium steps with a handrail going up to the right leading from the check-in area to the skate park (photograph 3).
    • Within the skate park there are ramps and slopes ranging from slight to steep (photographs 6, 7, 8 and 9).
    • The lowest lockers are 30cm high, the highest lockers are 165cm high (photograph 10).
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 16:00 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 16:00 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 16:00 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 16:00 - 23:00.
    • Friday 16:00 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 12:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 12:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Changing Room (Unisex)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located off the ground floor corridor.
  • The facility is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 242cm x 243cm (7ft 11in x 7ft 12in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 175cm (5ft 9in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is sensor.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The wheel in shower also has a drop down rail.
    • The baby change table in this room is 88cm high when extended.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the ground floor corridor.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The lowest locker is 86cm high, the highest locker is 160cm high.
    • There is a similar male standard changing room adjacent.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the ground floor corridor.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 130cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is NVQ Level 2 and 3.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The doors into the fitness suite have one leaf locked.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
    • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.
    • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Accessible Toilet (Reception)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is written text and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of reception.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 243cm x 244cm (7ft 12in x 8ft).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 179cm (5ft 10in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush 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 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 sanitary 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 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 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.

Standard Toilet(s) (Café & Bowling Centre)

Standard Toilet(s) (Air Skate Park)

Outdoor Pitches

  • There are 2 outdoor football pitches at the rear of the car park.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grass areas around the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.