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Crowthorne Morgan Centre and Parish Council

Wellington Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7LD

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Introduction (Entrances)

  • There are two entrances to The Morgan Centre.
  • The main entrance is accessible from Wellington Road.
  • The main entrance provides access to the main building services including the changing room.
  • The rear entrance is accessible from the Morgan Recreation Ground.
  • The rear entrance provides access to the Accessible and Standard Toilet(s) and step-free access to the changing room.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The times above are for the parish council.
    • The centre is open as and when booked..

COVID-19 Information

Location

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

Parking (Morgan Centre Car Park)

  • 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 rear of the venue of Lower Broadmoor Road.
    • 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 360cm x 480cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 50m (54yd 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 220cm (7ft 3in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The height restriction barrier is not in place on Friday / Saturday because of a market in the car park.
    • There is only stepped access to the main entrance from the car park.
    • Step-free access is via the 'Shops' exit onto Wellington Road via the High Street.

Level Change (Car Park to Main Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located leading from the car park to the main entrance.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The steps have a rest area after the first 8 steps.
    • Step-free access to the main entrance is on Wellington Road via the High Street, follow 'Shops' exit from the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Wellington Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 80cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with a locked extension leaf.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the main entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left of the main entrance.
    • There is/are 4 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp towards the main entrance is downward.
    • The step markings are faded.
    • The main entrance door is held open during opening hours.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located next to the playground.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'PUBLIC TOILETS'.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
  • The push pad or push button is 87cm from floor level.
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • There is a door release button when exiting.
  • The height of the door release button is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • The ramp/slope is located along the side of the playground.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance door has a push pad on the inside left which is 93 cm above floor level.
    • The main entrance door has an emergency door release on the inside left which is 117 cm above floor level.
    • The main entrance door has an exit button on the inside left which is 134 cm above floor level.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG, G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • These steps can be overcome by using the rear entrance.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the lower ground floor.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • The standard changing room is open for community events taking place in the Morgan Recreation Ground.
    • The standard changing room inside access is from the main entrance via the stairs and through a door.
    • Step-free outside access to the standard changing room is via the rear entrance.
    • The standard changing room step-free inside access is through a door to the right of the corridor beyond the rear entrance.
    • The standard changing room door can be unlocked by a member of staff.
    • The changing room facilities include shared standard toilets.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the rear of the foyer.
    • 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 sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 111cm x 172cm (3ft 8in x 5ft 8in).
    • 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 65cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 104cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 low to moderate.
  • 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • Light levels are good with the light switched on.
    • The light switch is 140cm above floor level.

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Toilet (Rear Entrance)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Rear Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the end of the corridor from the Rear 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 126cm x 262cm (4ft 2in x 8ft 7in).
    • 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 62cm (2ft).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
  • 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 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 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The lights are motion activated and may switch off when there is no movement.

Standard Toilet(s) (Rear Entrance)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located just inside the Rear Entrance to the left.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the Rear 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 accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.