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Erith Cemetery

Brook Street, Erith, Kent, DA8 1DY

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Introduction

  • This cemetery is situated to both sides of Brook Street - the old site to the east and the new site to the west of Brook Street.
  • The chapel is on the old site.
  • The toilets are on the new site.

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..

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located immediately to the left after the New Site Entrance, in front of the cemetery office and accessible toilet.
    • 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 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the Cemetery Office Entrance.
    • 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.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Visitors are permitted to drive at walking pace and to park on the main access routes around both sides of the cemetery.

Outside Access (New Site)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the west side of Brook Street.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 295cm (9ft 8in).

Outside Access (Old Site Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the east side of Brook Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 367cm (12ft).

Level Change (Old Site Entrance)

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

Inside Access (Grounds)

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are mainly easy and moderate tarmac slopes throughout the cemetery, but there are some steep sections.
    • Some of the paths leading to the new memorial gardens in the new side of the cemetery are of a loose gravel (photographs 3 and 4).
    • There are steep ramps with handrails to both sides to access the memorial garden on the old side.
    • The memorial garden has a loose gravel surface (photographs 5 and 6).

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 double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Chapel)

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

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.

Outside Access (Cemetery Office)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the office and toilet block on the new site.
  • 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 light.
  • The width of the door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in).

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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main site entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the block with the cemetery office next to the car park in the new site.
    • 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 or staff on site.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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)

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 normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments View
    • There are water taps on site for gardening use which could provide water for an assistance dog.