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Lace Hill Community Centre

Lace Hill Academy, Catchpin Street, Buckingham, MK18 7RR

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include The Committee Room: Capacity for up to 40 people. Suitable for small meetings. Includes 20 committee chairs and committee tables. The facilities are normally available between 07:00 and 23:00. Bookings required outside of this time will be considered on an individual basis dependent on the proposed use. All hirers have use of a kitchen and accessible and standard toilets. The Sports Hall: Capacity for up to 100 people. The hall is suitable for a variety of sports and social activities (parties, fundraising events and sports competitions). Includes 100 chairs and 20 tables. The facilities are normally available between 07:00 and 23:00. Bookings required outside of this time will be considered on an individual basis dependent on the proposed use. All hirers have use of a kitchen and accessible and standard toilets. Sports Pitches: Two full size football pitches. Four changing rooms. Two referee rooms including showers. All hirers have use of a kitchen and accessible and standard toilets.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a basketball court, 2 full sized grassed pitch and children's play area.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Milton Keynes.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • 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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 450cm x 600cm (14ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) 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 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is an incline to the drop kerb.

Level Change (Car Park)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in the car park leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Level Change (Playground)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located within the Playground area.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • Comments View
    • The path is tarmac around the Playground. The playground is on a sloped grassed area.

Level Change (Grassed Pitch)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the grassed pitches.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The path is part tarmac leading to a loose surfaced path, which levels out around the pitch.

Outside Access (New Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located To the front of building.
    • There is step-free 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 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 double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 151cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Sports Ground, Basketball pitch and Children's play area

  • Basketball area has a hard surface and is fenced, there are two metal gates at each end of the pitch, these are single heavy pull to open doors of 119cm wide.
  • The Children's play area is grassed and there is a slope to this area, the pavement around it is tarmac and there are benches along the path..
  • The benches are 50cm High
  • The sports pitches are grassed and are located above the play area, the path leading to this area is sloped and tarmacked. The path around the pitches are loose surfaced, along the path are benches.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

Reception (Office)

  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

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

Committee Room

  • The Committee Room is open to hire out. It is located off the main corridor about 25 metres from the entrance. The doors to the room are heavy double door, push to open, 180cm wide.
  • The room is carpeted and has a flexible layout, it can be used for conferencing to baby play groups.

Sports Hall

  • The Sports Hall is open to hire out. It is located off the main corridor about 25 metres from the entrance. The doors to the room are heavy double door, push to open, 180cm wide.
  • The room has a wooden floor with a slight shine to it..

Kitchen

  • There are two Kitchens which can be hired out, they are located off the main corridor. These have general appliances with twist mixer tap to the sink.
  • The door to this is a single heavy push to open of 85cm wide.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the right of the main 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
    • There are similar changing rooms available, changing room 1, 2 and referee have a fold down seat in the shower with vertical rails.

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 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.
    • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 230cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin and sanitary 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 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the corridor outside the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • 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 grassy areas outside.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.