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Oaken Grove Community Centre

Oaken Grove, Haxby, York, YO32 3QW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a library, rooms for hire and a café.

Opening Hours

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in 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.
    • At the time of the survey the Blue Badge parking bays were not in use due to building work and could not be surveyed.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • 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 (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 166cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 94cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the first set of doors.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • On the approach to the entrance the kerb has a lip.
    • Beyond the kerb there are bollards.
    • The width between the bollards is 122cm.
    • The height of the bollards is 77cm.
    • The bollards have a low visual contrast and no visual identification bands.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played during some events and activities.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking (Haxby and Wigginton Reading Cafe)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located ahead as you enter the community centre.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Entrance (Main Library)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the community centre.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • 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 163cm.

Library (Main Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifying software.
  • Comments View
    • There are armchairs available.
    • There are coffee tables at a height of 45cm.
    • The computer desk chairs are height adjustable and have armrests.
    • The computer screens are height adjustable.
    • There is a library touchscreen located at the front of the café.
    • The touchscreen has an accessibility mode.
    • The height to the top of the touchscreen in accessibility mode is 135cm.
    • The standard height to the top of the touchscreen is 158cm.

Entrance (Children's Library)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left as you enter the community centre.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.

Library (Children's Library)

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Auxiliary aids are not available for computer users.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes magnifying software.
  • Comments View
    • There are beanbags and lowered children's chairs without armrests available.
    • There is a table with an underside height of 61cm.
    • There is children's play equipment with tactile and braille markings available.

Oak Tree Room

  • The Oak Tree room is located ahead as you enter the community centre, through the toilet corridor.
  • The room is separated from the reading café by a dividing wall which can be opened to form one space.
  • There is a manual door to enter that opens away from you (push).
  • The opening width of the door is 75cm.
  • This door may be difficult to open.
  • Inside there is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The flooring is vinyl and shiny.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Seating without armrests is available.
  • There are collapsible tables available with an underside height of 73cm.
  • Furniture can be moved, as required.

Acorn Room

  • The Acorn room is located ahead and to the right as you enter the community centre.
  • The room is separated from the Oak Tree Room by a dividing wall which can be opened to form one space.
  • There is a manual door to enter that opens away from you (push).
  • The opening width of the door is 85cm.
  • This door may be difficult to open.
  • Inside there is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The flooring is vinyl and shiny.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Seating without armrests is available.
  • There are collapsible tables available with an underside height of 73cm.
  • Furniture can be moved, as required.

Conservatory

  • The Conservatory is located at the rear of the Oak Tree Room.
  • There is a manual door to enter that opens away from you (push).
  • The opening width of the door is 84cm.
  • This door may be difficult to open.
  • Inside there is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • The flooring is vinyl and shiny.
  • Lighting levels are good.
  • Seating with and without armrests is available.

Accessible Toilet (No Lateral Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter the community centre, and then through the toilet corridor.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 125cm x 190cm (4ft 1in x 6ft 3in).
    • There is not sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are non-infectious waste 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 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 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 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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
    • There is a high colour contrast between the external door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the walls and floor.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located on the left of the accessible cubicle wall.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building, through the toilet corridor.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the shared toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the rear left toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • The first shared cubicle on the left is ambulant.
    • The second shared cubicle on the left contains a baby change table and a horizontal rail on the left, with a vertical rail next to the basin.
    • The two cubicles on the right are not ambulant.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available 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 to the right 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 available.