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Dartfordians Community Sports Club

War Memorial Clubhouse, Bourne Road, Bexley, Kent, DA5 1LW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a bar, function room, changing rooms and fitness suite.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include rugby pitches, cricket pitches and nets.
  • Related link Better Gym Dartfordians.
  • Http://www.better.org.uk/leisure/better-gym-bexley
  • Comments View
    • The original Dartfordians club house has been extended (2015) to incorporate new changing rooms and a fitness suite.
    • The fitness suite is operated by Better Gyms.
    • Membership is required.
    • The changing rooms are used by teams using the sports pitches and by gym members.
    • All the facilities can be reached through the club house building.
    • There are also accessible and main direct fitness suite entrances for gym members.
    • There will also be an accessible players' entrance direct from the pitch side to the changing room wing.

Opening Times (Clubhouse)

  • The venue has seasonal opening times, please contact the venue for details of opening times and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bexley.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located next to the club house.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Clubhouse)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the side of the building facing the pitches.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The door opening is 124cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Users of the sports changing rooms as well as the bar and function rooms enter the building this way.

Level Change (Main Entrance - Clubhouse)

  • 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 easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Outside Access (Main Gym Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • Comments View
    • An electronic membership key card is required to operate the door.
    • There is a turnstile immediately inside the entrance door.

Level Change (Main Gym Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Accessible Gym Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the pitches.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Gym Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access (Clubhouse)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is not available from the bar.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right of the clubhouse.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the accessible gym entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible gym entrance leads directly into the fitness suite.
    • The main gym entrance opens into the corridor at the rear of the building where the changing rooms are located.
    • This corridor can also be reached with level access through the clubhouse.
    • There are double doors from the rear corridor into the fitness suite.
    • A membership key card is required to open these doors.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Tuesday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Wednesday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Thursday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Friday 15:00 - 22:00.
    • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
    • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located in the corridor between the club house and fitness suite.
  • The facility is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the accessible gym entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 320cm x 170cm (10ft 6in x 5ft 7in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 250cm (8ft 2in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a 2cm lip up in the floor surface where the tiles start, 45cm to the right of the toilet.

Accessible Toilet (Clubhouse)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • 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 6m (6yd 1ft) from the clubhouse entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 270cm (5ft 3in x 8ft 10in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • 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 within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Standard Changing Room (Gym)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main gym entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the gym.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the corridor between the clubroom and the gym.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Team Changing Rooms)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the corridor to the rear of the gym.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 team changing rooms which may be designated for male or female teams as required.
    • The team changing nearest the gym may also be available for gym members when not in use for team sports.
    • There are additional standard toilets within the team changing rooms.

Standard Toilet(s) (Gym)

Standard Toilet(s) (Clubhouse)

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 at the edge of the field or car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.
  • Comments View
    • There are picnic benches on the patio outside the clubhouse overlooking the pitches.