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Sandbach Park

The Commons, Sandbach, Cheshire, CW11 1FJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include 2 bowling greens with pavilions, 2 children's play areas, outdoor gym equipment, tennis courts, a concrete table tennis table, multi-use games area, dedicated formal picnic area, kickabout pitch and central grassed field, wetland habitat area including seasonally wet scrapes and ponds, a raised boardwalk and seating pods for the wetland habitat, a boules pitch and public toilets.

Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (The Commons Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off The Commons.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Access Point (Adlington Drive Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Adlington Drive.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the pathway leading to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Children's Play Area

  • Access into the children’s play area is via an opening with a width of 180cm.
  • There is a slope in front of the access point.
  • There is a variety of play equipment available.
  • The equipment is located on a soft rubber surface.
  • There is bench seating available in the park.

Pond Area

  • There are 2 wooden gates to access the pond area, with opening widths of 120cm.
  • The gates are heavy and open towards you (pull).
  • There is a wooden pathway covered in wired mesh that surrounds the perimeter of the pond.
  • Please be aware that the path can become slippery during wet weather.
  • Bench seating is available around the perimeter of the pond.

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 12m (13yd 4in) from the Commons entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the library.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 240cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 10in).
    • 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 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 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 good.
  • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Commons entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the Commons entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.

Level Change (Toilet Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the toilet block.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance to the female toilets.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are shallow (2cm - 10cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).