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Bedford Road Recreation Ground

Bedford Road, Sandy, Bedfordshire, SG19 1EL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a community garden, children's play areas, a basketball court and football pitches.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Sandy.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sandy.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Bedford Road Entrance 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Bedford Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Bedford Road Entrance 1)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Outside Access (Bedford Road Entrance 2)

  • This information is for the entrance located in Bedford Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Bedford Road Entrance 2)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

Inside Access

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The ground is mostly level except for some of the activity areas.

Level Change (Social Room)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 93cm (3ft 1in).

Eating and Drinking (Social Room)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the social room entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

Level Change (World Wars I and II Memorial)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the memorial in Bedford Road.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

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 32m (34yd 2ft) from the Bedford Road Entrance 1.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the outer wall of the changing rooms building.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 196cm x 145cm (6ft 5in x 4ft 9in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the toilet entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 30m (33yd) from the Bedford Road Entrance 1.
  • The standard changing room is 50m (55yd) from the football pitch.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the pavilion.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.

Level Change (Changing Rooms)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the home and away doorways.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Toilets)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the doorways.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

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