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Arnos Pool

269 Bowes Road, New Southgate, London, N11 1BD

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Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in New Southgate.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Palmers Green.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

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 not at all.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is 20m from the venue's entrance.
    • The convenient dropoff point is located on Bowes Road near to the main entrance.

Outside Access (Bowes Road)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Bowes Road)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the stepped entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 143cm (4ft 8in).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Swimming Pool

  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 5 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • The ladder does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The showers in the changing rooms are accessed via a moderate ramp, 69 cm wide.
    • The shower controls are 130 cm high.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are not accessible changing rooms available.
  • Comments View
    • An ambulant disabled changing cubicle is available in both changing rooms.
    • These have doors, 86 cm wide which open outwards.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the ladies and gents changing rooms.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 155cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are 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.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.
    • The door to the accessible toilet in the men's changing room slides open.

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.