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Harrow Borough Football Club

Earlsmead, South Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 8SS

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Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Please be aware that this access guide was surveyed on a ‘non-match’ day, and that disabled supporters have advised us that on a busy match day/night the access experience can vary. We would encourage you to fully research this with the club concerned before attending a fixture.
  • If you require further information or would like to know more please visit The National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS) website at:.
  • www.nads.org.uk.
  • NADS is the national registered charity which represents the views, issues and concerns of disabled football supporters to football and governmental authorities and provides independent advice on disability issues as they affect the football, cricket and rugby communities.
  • Their key objectives are to promote an inclusive agenda, raise disability awareness through sport and ensure an equality of experience for all fans.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Northolt Park.
  • The nearest underground station is South Harrow.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located front and back.
    • 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 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 290cm x 395cm (9ft 6in x 12ft 12in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Clubhouse Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • 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 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Clubhouse Entrance)

  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • 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 2 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 shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access (Clubhouse)

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey it was not possible to photograph the area.

Eating and Drinking (Clubhouse)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Standard Toilet(s) (Clubhouse)

Outside Access (Stadium Entrance)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • At the time of survey, it was not possible to photograph the area.

Inside Access (Pitch Side)

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Pitch Side)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the main stand.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Comments View
    • The route around the pitch is level with the exception of the 2 ramps located in front of the main stand.

Sports Ground

  • Home Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in front of the main stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • There is not an audio description service.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located in front of the main stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • There is not an audio description service.
  • Comments View
    • If possible the football club would like prior notice of disabled people attending the ground so that seating arrangements can be made.

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.
    • This accessible toilet is 24m (26yd 9in) from the stadium entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is not 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 340cm (7ft 3in x 11ft 2in).
    • 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 180cm (5ft 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 not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • 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 not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.