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Belvedere Baptist Church and Refresh Centre

50 Nuxley Road, Belvedere, Kent, DA17 5JG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a main hall, Refresh Cafe, sports hall and a kitchen.
  • Comments View
    • Please see the church website for details of the weekly programme and special events.
    • These include youth clubs and the Evergreen Club for over 50s.
    • The cafe closes for the school summer holidays.
    • All spaces within the building are available to hire.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Upper Belvedere.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Belvedere.

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.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate slope across the car park leading up from the pedestrian/vehicle entrance towards the building.

Outside Access (Refresh Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the church 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 doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The second door opens from the lobby into the cafe on the left.
    • There is also a door to the right into the church.
    • The door is single, heavy and opens away (push).
    • The door is 85cm wide.
    • This entrance is generally used as the main entrance into the building.

Level Change (Refresh Centre 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.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Church Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the church.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 135cm (4ft 5in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors are only used for church services when the doors would be held open.

Level Change (Church Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading to the entrance.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are Staff Offices.

Main Hall / Church

  • From the lobby, the accessible route into the church opens near the front of the main hall.
  • The hall generally has a moderate slope across the entire seating area from the front up towards the back.
  • There are 2 deep steps up onto the platform area.
  • The seating is flexible and can be arranged as required.

Eating and Drinking (Refresh Café)

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Refresh Centre entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is cakes.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday Closed.
    • Tuesday Closed.
    • Wednesday Closed.
    • Thursday Closed.
    • Friday Closed.
    • Saturday 10:00 - 12:30.
    • Sunday Closed.

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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Refresh Centre entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the lobby between the Refresh Café and the sports hall.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 210cm x 210cm (6ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 (4") 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 49cm (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 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 external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the church entrance lobby.
    • The female and male toilets are 2m (2yd 7in) from the church entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The unisex toilets are located on the first floor, next to the staff offices.
    • Unisex toilets are 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Refresh Centre entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the unisex toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the standard toilets in the church entrance lobby.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • From within the building, access to the church standard toilets is through the main church hall which has a sloping floor.
    • There is also a baby changing table in the first floor unisex toilet.

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 normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).