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North Harrow Methodist Church Community Centre

Pinner Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 6EQ

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Introduction

COVID-19 Information

  • There are external queuing points.
  • The external queuing points are clearly marked/signed.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a one-way system throughout.
  • The one-way system is clearly marked/signed.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:30 - 12:30.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 12:30.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 12:30.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The community centre is open according to bookings/events taking place. Please contact the office for more details.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front, to the side and to the rear.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 245cm x 490cm (8ft x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the alternative 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 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of building on the left hand side.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 145cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the first set of doors.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front centre of the building.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 160cm (5ft 3in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 110cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

Outside Access (Lower Hall Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located between the church hall and the church, facing the Pinner Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 89cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop (on request only).
  • Staff are not trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played depending on the event.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a hearing loop available in the main hall. It needs to requested so it can be set up.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are first to upper hall.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Upper Hall.

Level Change (Lower Hall and Standard Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the end of the corridor, opposite the alternative entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Level Change (Lower Hall via Lower Hall Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you enter via the lower hall entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the alternative entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the right hand side as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 207cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 9in).
    • 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 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • 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 a/are sanitary and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 108cm from the floor.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can 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 poor.
    • 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 moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Lower Hall)

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.