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Kirkby Market

St Chad's Drive, Kirkby, Knowsley, Merseyside, L32 8RW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a variety of market stalls and a cafe.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Kirkby.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

COVID-19 Information

  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is not hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:30.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking (Maximum stay 1 hour)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (Car Park Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in New Kirkby Market car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 272cm (8ft 11in).

Outside Access (Car Park Ramped / Stepped Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park, to the right of the car park accessible entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 272cm (8ft 11in).

Level Change (Car Park Ramped / Stepped Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance, leading from the north end of St Chad's Drive.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance, leading from the north end of St Chad's Drive.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • The ramp and steps give access from north end of St Chad's Drives.
    • The ramp and steps can be avoided by accessing this entrance from the car park or using the car park accessible entrance.

Outside Access (St Chad's Drive South Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on St Chad's Drive.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 453cm (14ft 10in).

Level Change (St Chad's Drive South Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (St Chad's Drive North Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the north end of St Chad's Drive.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 442cm (14ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an additional access point next to the entrance surveyed.

Level Change (St Chad's Drive North Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on St Chad's Drive, to the right of the St Chad's Drive South entrance.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 274cm (8ft 12in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance to left of this entrance giving access to the market stalls and market office.
    • There are 5 similar entrances on Market Square, some of which are shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Level Change (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Level Change (Market Square)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the north end of St Chad's Drive to Market Square.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.
  • Comments View
    • There are bollards at the top of the slope which reduce the width to 150cm (4ft 9in).

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 throughout the market.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Eating and Drinking (Martin's Deli Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located to the left of the market as you enter from the the car park accessible entrance.
  • 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.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 44m (48yd 4in) from the car park accessible entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 66cm.
  • 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 clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter the toilet block entrance.
    • 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 market staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 176cm x 244cm (5ft 9in x 8ft).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 111cm (3ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is sensor.
    • 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 sanitary disposal units.
    • 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 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 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter the toilet block.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Baby Change Room

  • The baby change room is located ahead as you enter the toilet block entrance.
  • The baby change room is 2m from the toilet block entrance.
  • The door opens towards you (pull).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The clear width of the door opening is 88cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door has pictoral and written text signage.
  • The door locks by lever twist.
  • There is a wall-mounted baby change table.
  • The height of the baby change table when extended is 92cm (3ft).
  • There is a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the flip-down seat is 53cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is a sink.
  • The height of the sink is 78cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 101cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a towel dispenser.
  • The height of the towel dispenser is 97cm (3ft 2in).
  • There is a disposable pedal bin.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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.