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Tilgate Park Public Toilets

Tilgate Park, Tilgate Drive, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 5PQ

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Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is located next to the information point and car park.
    • There is 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 key can be obtained from the council offices.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 267cm (5ft 2in x 8ft 9in).
    • 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 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 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 47cm (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 toilet roll holder.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are two accessible toilets next to each other in the toilet block.
    • They are both laid out with the transfer space on the right.
    • The toilets are 10m from the nearest Blue Badge parking bay.
    • The left hand toilet is opened by Radar key.
    • The right hand toilet is not locked.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the right hand Accessible toilet. The height of the baby change bench when extended is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • At the time of our visit (October 2013) the disposal bin was partially blocking the lateral transfer space in this toilet.
    • There are also accessible and standard toilets available at the Nature Centre and Walled Garden.

Level Change (Toilets)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the door thresholds on the right of the block.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • Comments View
    • The toilets to the left of the block (including the two Accessible Toilets and one of the unisex parent and child toilets) have level access. The level path overcomes a slope in the surrounding ground.
    • The toilets to the right hand side of the block have the step up at the door thresholds.

Standard Toilet(s)