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Saint Marys Church of the Blessed Virgin Meeting Room

Church Street, Prescot, Knowsley, Merseyside, L34 1LA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include two meeting rooms and a kitchen area.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.
  • Comments View
    • The meeting room office is open Tuesdays 11:00 - 12:00 and 18:30 - 19:30.

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 Prescot.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • 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 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 144cm (4ft 9in).

Level Change (Main 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.
  • Comments View
    • The ground on approach to the entrance is uneven in places.

Outside Access (Meeting Room Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the main corridor on the right hand side.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 76cm (2ft 6in).

Reception (Meeting Room Office)

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are chairs in the main office.
    • One of the chairs has armrests.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the meeting rooms during some events.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Meeting Room

  • There are 2 meeting rooms.
  • The meeting room surveyed lies directly ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The meeting room is 6m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the meeting room from the main entrance.
  • There is a set of double doors to enter the meeting room.
  • The doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The width of the doors is 113cm.
  • There are collapsable tables in the meeting room.
  • The height of the tables is 66cm.
  • The tables can be set up to requirements.
  • There are chairs in the meeting room.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.
  • The chairs are not permanently fixed.
  • There is level access throughout the meeting room.
  • There is not a hearing assistance loop.

Kitchen Area

  • The kitchen area is located in the meeting room ahead as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The kitchen area is 12m from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the kitchen area from the main entrance.
  • The kitchen area has a counter with a gap and a serving hatch.
  • The height of the counter is 90cm.
  • The width of the gap to enter the kitchen area is 66cm.
  • The hatch lifts upwards.
  • There is a gate underneath the hatch.
  • The gate opens away from you (push).
  • The width of the gate is 66cm.
  • The gate is light.
  • There is a sink in the kitchen area.
  • The sink has individual twist and turn taps.
  • There is a microwave placed on the counter.
  • The height to the top control of the microwave is 112cm.
  • There is a cooker / hob.
  • The height to the top of the cooker / hob is 92cm.
  • The height to the top of the cooker / hob controls is 80cm.
  • There is a dishwasher.
  • The height to the top of the dishwasher controls is 78cm.
  • There is also a fridge.
  • The height to the top of the handle on the fridge is 79cm.
  • The hatch is heavy.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 223cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 4in).
    • 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 113cm (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 lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 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 cannot 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 medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 88cm (2ft 11in).

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 right as you enter.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main 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 male toilet(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed areas surrounding the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are available.