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Lawn Suites

Carlisle Racecourse, Durdar Road, Carlisle, CA2 4TS

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • For the racecourse map please click here (new tab).
  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Club staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Stewards receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Hospitality staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Food and drink concession staff do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Car parking attendants do receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the stadium/near by.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Getting Here

  • By Road View
    • Carlisle Racecourse is located on the outskirts of Carlisle, just off Durdar Road.
      The postcode for the Sat Nav is CA2 4TS.
      Read more athttp://carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk/plan-your-race-day/Racegoers-Guide/directions-parking#cjPZUEfvOUCiTrxw.99.
    • There are two raceday car parks available, Gate 7- designated Blue Badge parking and Gate 8.
      There is also a separate car park for conference and events. The coach parking is located off Durdar Road.
  • By Bus View
    • There is a bus stop within 150 metres of the venue.
    • On racedays, Reays operate a bus service from Lonsdale Street, near the Church, opposite the bus station, up to the Racecourse.
      Buses run 90 minutes and 45 minutes before the first race and return to Carlisle 5 minutes and 35 minutes after the last race.
      The cost for this service is £1.60 each way. On non-racedays, the timetable for the bus serving the racecourse can be found by following the below link.
      Ask your bus driver which stop to get off at for the Racecourse!
      Read more athttp://carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk/plan-your-race-day/Racegoers-Guide/directions-parking#cjPZUEfvOUCiTrxw.99.
    • For more information on Reays Buses please click here (opens new tab).
  • By Train View
    • The nearest Railway Station is Carlisle Station.
    • The racecourse is 2.2 miles from Carlisle Station, a major station on the West Coast Main Line, lying 102 miles south of Glasgow Central, and 299 miles north of London Euston.
      Read more athttp://carlisle.thejockeyclub.co.uk/plan-your-race-day/Racegoers-Guide/directions-parking#cjPZUEfvOUCiTrxw.99.
    • For more information on National Rail please click here (opens new tab).

Raceday Parking

Executive Boxes (Lawn Suites)

  • The boxes are located next to the Parade Ring and Winners Enclosure.
  • There are 6 boxes in this hospitality area.
  • The box surveyed was 5.
  • The other boxes in this stand/area have a similar layout.
  • There is step-free access to this area.
  • There is a/are single, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • Lawn Suites 1, 2, 3 and 6 all have similar access but Lawn Suite 4 has double doors which are over 75cm wide.
  • There is step-free access within this area.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • The clear floor space beneath tables in the room(s) is 70cm.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The type of service provided in this box can vary.
  • There is a single width sliding door giving access to the trackside viewing balcony. The door is 90cm wide. There is step free access onto the balcony.
  • The box can be hired for functions and meetings on non match days.
  • On non-racedays the 6 Lawn Suites can be used as one large function room.

Outside Access (External - Lawn Suites Toilets)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left of Lawn Suite 6.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Lawn Suites and Owners and Trainers Bar)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located between the Owners and Trainers Bar and the Lawn Suites.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is light.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 205cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 9in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 150cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 100cm.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lawn Suites and Owners and Trainers Bar)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located between the Owners and Trainers Bar and the Lawn Suites.
    • There is step-free access to the female and male toilet(s).
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.

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