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Bingley Pool

Myrtle Grove, Bingley, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD16 2LF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a swimming pool, sauna and fitness suite.

Location

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

COVID-19 Information

Opening Times (Swimming Pool)

  • Monday 12:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 14:00.
  • Sunday 07:30 - 11:00.

Opening Times (Fitness Suite)

  • Monday 12:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 14:00.
  • Sunday 07:30 - 11:00.

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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 370cm x 600cm (12ft 2in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main accessible entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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
    • A permit is required from reception for parking in this car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 187cm (6ft 2in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the pool area and in the fitness suite depending on classes.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 7 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is not a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leads to the accessible changing room in the right hand corridor.
    • There is a shallow step leading from the male and female changing rooms onto the poolside.
    • The step is clearly marked from the poolside but not from the changing room side.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located in the left hand corridor.
    • The fitness suite is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single.
    • The doors are permanently held open.
    • The opening is 75cm (2ft 6in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The training suite is situated over three rooms in the right hand corridor.

Sauna

  • The sauna is situated in the right hand corridor.
  • The sauna is 18m from the main entrance.
  • The door to the sauna is single and light.
  • The door is 65cm wide.
  • There is a shower and standard toilet in the sauna area and chairs for relaxing.
  • The sauna has male and female only sessions however Sundays are mixed sessions.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the viewing gallery.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the right hand corridor.
  • The facility is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a locking handle.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 230cm x 350cm (7ft 7in x 11ft 6in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
  • The lateral transfer space is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two accessible changing rooms adjacent to each other.
    • The accessible changing rooms are unisex.
    • The accessible changing rooms are 24m from the pool.
    • These changing rooms serve both the wet and dry side of the venue.
    • The bottom locker is 47cm to the lock.
    • The top locker is 137 to the lock.
    • The height to the additional fold down seats is 49cm.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the the pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the left 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 male facilities in the left hand corridor.
    • These changing rooms serve both the wet and dry sides of the venue.
    • There are baby changing facilities within both the standard female and male changing rooms.
    • The baby changing is 88cm and 94cm respectively.

Standard Toilet(s) (Changing Rooms)

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 left hand corridor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the venue.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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 around the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.