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Scholemoor Crematorium

Necropolis Road, Scholemoor, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 2PS

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • Scholemoor Crematorium was built in 1905 and sits within the 44 acre Scholemoor Cemetery.

Location

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

Access Point (Necropolis Road Vehicular and Pedestrian Access)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Necropolis Road.
    • 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.
    • The width of the gap is 80cm.
  • Comments View
    • The vehicular access and the pedestrian access point to the right opens from 9am to 5pm.
    • Photograph 3 shows a similar pedestrian access point to the left.
    • This access point does not have a gate and is open 24 hours.

Access Point (Birks Fold Vehicular and Pedestrian Access)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Birks Fold.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 80cm.
  • Comments View
    • This access point is open 24 hours.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located at the front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot 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 250cm x 360cm (8ft 2in x 11ft 10in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Waiting Room entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the Waiting Room entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (The Waiting Room)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the right.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 87cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access (The Waiting Room)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is flip down seating in the waiting room.
    • The height of the seating is 43cm.
    • Photographs 3 to 5 show two steps leading to the book of remembrance area.
    • These steps are 16cm high with handrails on both sides.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a bell for wheelchair users and people with mobility issues to request the books be brought into the main waiting room area.
    • The height of the assistance bell is 92cm.
    • There is a wheelchair available for use whilst attending services.

Outside Access (The Chapel)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the left.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 176cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading from the car park to the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows a side entrance that can also be used.
    • The doors at this entrance are double, open towards you, are 139cm wide and are permanently held open.

Inside Access (The Chapel)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • Space can be made for a wheelchair user at the start of any row as seen in photograph 4.

Outside Access (Accessible Exit)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located ahead and to the right as you leave the chapel.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 93cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the exit.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance gives access to the front and rear of the building.

Outside Access (Main Exit)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located as you exit the door.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading from the chapel to the entrance.
    • There is/are 7 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.

Parks and Gardens (Garden of Remembrance)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight slopes on the paths.
  • There are not any bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The gardens are accessed by steps only.
    • There are several sets of steps throughout the garden.
    • These steps are not clearly marked and do not have handrails.
    • The steps vary between four and nine and are 14cm high.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the waiting room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the waiting room.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • There is a medium colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the first entrance door to the accessible toilet.
    • This door is single, opens away from you, is 85cm wide and may be difficult to open.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are available 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 grass areas at the front and rear of the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.
  • Comments View
    • Individual funeral directors can organise services with BSL.