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Runcorn Linnets Football Club

Millbank Linnets Stadium, Stockham Lane, Runcorn, Cheshire, WA7 6GJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a cafe, meeting room and player changing rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the football pitch, seating areas and standard toilets.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

COVID-19 Information

Location

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

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 building.
    • 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 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 280cm x 570cm (9ft 2in x 18ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the club house entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the club house 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • 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
    • The bays are not marked as such but are reserved for Blue Badge holders on match days.

Outside Access (Club House)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are single.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in).
  • Comments View
    • On match days, the club entrance is used for players and officals only.

Level Change (Club House)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the club house 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 bright.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Outside Access (Football Stadium Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side 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 heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The gate to the left of the turnstyles is manned by marshals on match days to allow access for wheelchair users.

Level Change (Football Stadium Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access (Football Stadium Entrance)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Approach to Football Stadium)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the football stadium.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • Comments View
    • The route from the accessible entrance to the stadium is via a tarmac pathway with two dropped kerbs that cross a tarmac road.
    • The distance from the accessible entrance is 108m.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in the south side of the ground.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 175m (191yd 1ft).
    • The accessible toilet is located within the visitors changing room in the club house.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • There are two covered areas on the north side of the football ground.

Football Ground

  • There is a tarmac pathway that runs all around the edge of the football pitch.
  • There is an enclosed standing area to the west side of the football pitch.

Outside Access (Linnets Den Cafe)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main 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 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The cafe entrance is immediately beyond the accessible entrance, approx 4m from the gate.
    • The entrance is at the side of the clubhouse and a steward is on duty on match days.

Eating and Drinking (Linnets Den Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located within the club house.
  • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the Linnets Den Cafe entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the visitors changing room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex 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 light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 130cm x 160cm (4ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are poor.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the pathway to the football ground.
    • The female and male toilets are 30m (32yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.