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Bexleyheath Cemetery

Banks Lane, Bexleyheath, Kent, DA6 7BH

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Opening Times (Summer Opening Times)

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00..
  • Comments View
    • Summer opening times begin and end to correspond to British Summer Time.
    • Please note that the Main Entrance, on Banks Lane is only open to vehicles after 15:00 or by arrangement for funerals.
    • The gate on Upland Road is open 09:00 - 15:00..

Opening Times (Winter Opening Times)

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

Location

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

Parking (Blue Badge Parking)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • 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 0 Blue Badge 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Cars are allowed into the cemetery for funerals via the Banks Lane Gate.
    • AT OTHER TIMES, BLUE BADGE HOLDERS HAVE TO OBTAIN A SPECIAL PERMIT FROM THE COUNCIL TO DRIVE INTO THE CEMETERY TO VISIT GRAVES.There are no marked parking spaces - cars may be parked on the access roads as required.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Banks Lane)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Banks Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • When the vehicle gate is locked, the pedestrian gate is held open.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a significant cross-wise camber on the driveway in the area of the gate.

Outside Access (Upland Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Uplands Road, to the North of the cemetery.
  • 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 270cm (8ft 10in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The gates are open from 09:00 - 15:00 and are usually held open when unlocked.

Level Change (Upland Road Entrance)

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

Outside Access (Church Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Church Road.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is for pedestrians only.
    • The gate is held open when unlocked.

Outside Access (Town Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the footpath from Town Park/ Asda/ Christchurch.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The gate is held open when unlocked. There is some uneven paving in the area of the gate.

Outside Access (Cemetery Office)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the cemetery grounds.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The cemetery office is to the right of the staff block.
    • The accessible toilet is the door to the left.

Outside Access (Chapel)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the cemetery grounds.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Chapel)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 114cm (3ft 9in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access (Chapel)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the chapel.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access (Grounds)

  • There are easy and moderate tarmac slopes throughout the cemetery.
  • There is vehicular access to the gravesides.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance (Banks Lane).
    • This accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter the grounds.
    • 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 the cemetery office.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 220cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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 push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Staff may permit other cemetery visitors to use the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 cannot be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.