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Bushey Grove Leisure Centre

Aldenham Road, Bushey, Hertfordshire, WD23 2TD

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include : a swimming pool, teaching pool, spa pool, sauna, steam room, health suite, fitness suite, sports hall, squash courts, creche and a cafe.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include outdoor floodlit 5-a-side Astroturf, netball and tennis courts.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bushey.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Bushey.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is 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 are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 450cm (11ft 10in x 14ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 8m (26ft 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 28m (31yd) 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 190.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 100cm wide gate and turnstiles, 52 cm wide, located next to the reception desk leading into the main part of the centre.
    • The lowered section is located past the turnstiles.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the changing rooms and fitness suite.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the main sports hall.
    • Photograph 2 shows the dance studio, located on the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the cafe counter as you face it.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 18m (20yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 96cm x 205cm (3ft 2in x 6ft 9in).
  • The clear door width is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the 1st floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The fitness suite is 6m (19ft 8in) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite has attained IFI level one.
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equity Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer, leg curl, leg extension and small equipment package.
    • IFI equipment includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
    • Link to IFI websitehttp://www.inclusivefitness.org.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • 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 6 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Side Kicks)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The cafe is located directly behind reception.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Tuesday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Wednesday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Thursday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Friday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Saturday 09:30 - 18:30.
    • Sunday 09:30 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 18m (20yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the cafe counter as you face it.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 199cm x 330cm (6ft 6in x 10ft 10in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 115cm (3ft 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The toilet roll holder is 124cm (4ft 1in) high.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 104cm (3ft 4in).
    • There are also adapted toilets available in the wet and dry side adapted changing rooms.

Accessible Shower (Ground Floor Accessible Toilet)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located opposite the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room is 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 35m (38yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The sports hall is located along the corridor to the left of the cafe as you enter.
    • There are similar changing rooms on the 1st floor, by the fitness suite, except the showers are accessed by a shallow step.

Standard Shower (Dry Side)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the ground floor standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located in the changing area opposite the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the changing room.
  • The accessible changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the sports hall.
  • The accessible changing room is 35m (38yd) from the reception desk.
  • The accessible changing room is 40m (44yd) from the main entrance.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 223cm x 290cm (7ft 4in x 9ft 6in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are a toilet.
  • Comments View
    • The changing room contains a baby change table, 101cm high.
    • There is a similar changing room without baby change facilities on the first floor, by the fitness suite.

Accessible Shower (Dry Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the adapted changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the right of the cafe, next to the lift.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the pool.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The family changing cubicles contain baby change tables 96cm high.

Standard Shower (Wet Side)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located within the wet side changing area.
  • There is not level access to the changing room.
  • The accessible changing room is 15m (16yd) from the pool.
  • The accessible changing room is 30m (33yd) from the reception desk.
  • The accessible changing room is 35m (38yd) from the main entrance.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 210cm x 280cm (6ft 11in x 9ft 2in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are a toilet and functional alarm.

Accessible Shower (Wet Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the adapted changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).

Level Change (Wet Side Changing Area)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance to the changing area.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.