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Streatham Common

Streatham High Road, Streatham, London, SW16 3EN

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Introduction

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Streatham.
  • The nearest underground station is Tooting Bec.

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 Rookery Café.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge 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 concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210cm (6ft 11in).
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is free standard on street parking available along Streatham Common South as shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Access Point (Streatham Common North / Streatham High Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the junction of Streatham Common North and Streatham High Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Access Point (Streatham High Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Streatham High Road.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.

Access Point (Streatham Common North Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Streatham Common North.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • Comments View
    • There is another access point along Streatham Common North as shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Access Point (Streatham Common South Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Streatham Common South.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • There is another access point along Streatham Common South as shown in photograph 3.
    • The width of the gap here is 127cm.

Access Point (Crown Lane Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Crown Lane.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 75cm.

Access Point (Covington Way Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in Covington Way.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Access Point (The Rookery Gardens Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located next to The Rookery Café.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.

Parks and Gardens (The Rookery Gardens)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is not / are not wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are various steps and steep slopes throughout The Rookery Gardens.

Parks and Gardens (Streatham Common)

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • The common is made up of large uneven grassed areas.
    • Some of the pathways are cracked.

Children's Playground

  • The gate to access the children's playground is 128cm wide and opens away from you (push).
  • The gate is heavy.
  • Bench seating is available in the playground.

Outside Access (The Rookery Café Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the café.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 65cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 5cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (The Rookery Café)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located on the corner of Streatham Common South and Covington Way.
  • 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.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the café entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • 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 presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Counter (The Little Rook)

  • There is level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The Little Rook is located close to the Streatham High Road Entrance and next to the Children's Playground, Standard and Accessible toilets.
    • Hot and cold drinks are served here along with cold snacks.
    • Plastic cups and straws are available.

Rookery Paddling Pool

  • The Rookery Paddling Pool was closed at the time of the survey.
  • The gate to the pool is single, heavy and opens away from you (push).
  • The width of the gate is 123cm.
  • There is a slope within Rookery Paddling Pool area.

Accessible Toilet (Children's Playground)

  • 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 160m (174yd 2ft) from the Streatham Common North / Streatham High Road entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite the children's playground.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 250cm (4ft 10in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 37cm (1ft 3in).
    • 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 not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • 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 good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Children's Playground)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located opposite the children's playground.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 160m (174yd 2ft) from the Streatham Common North / Streatham High Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments View
    • There is a small step to access the toilet within the male facility as shown in photograph 3.

Standard Toilet(s) (The Rookery Café)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left hand side of the café.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Rookery Café entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right hand side of the café.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Rookery Café entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s) View
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female and male toilets.
  • Comments View
    • The height of the baby changing table in the female toilet is 107cm.
    • The height of the baby changing table in the male toilet is 120cm.

Level Change (Standard Toilets - The Rookery Café)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the female and male toilets.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.