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W G Grace Community Centre

1 Lions Close, Grove Park, Lewisham, SE9 4HG

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  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Grove Park.
  • The nearest DLR station is Lewisham.

Opening Times

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


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the venue.
    • 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 tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • 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)

  • This information is for the entrance located in front of the venue.
  • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
  • This entrance sign says 'WG Grace Community Centre Entrance'.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
  • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
  • The bell/buzzer is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The height of the bell/buzzer is 148cm (4ft 10in).
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There is a kitchen within the venue, however there is no public access.
    • The corridor to the toilets is 127cm wide (photographs 5-6).

Activity Hall

  • There is an activity hall that is used for community events such as parties, bingo and dance lessons.
  • The doors into the hall are double, open towards you, are heavy and are 161cm wide (photograph 1).
  • The light switches are between 130-137cm high. There are good lighting levels throughout the hall.
  • The flooring is wooden and shiny, and there are parts of the floor that are uneven due to water damage (photograph 6).
  • There is a platform at the back of the hall which is 30cm high (photograph 7).
  • There are steps onto the platform that are 15cm high (photograph 8).
  • There is a window into the kitchen which is 92cm high (photograph 9).
  • The tables in the room are 70cm high.
  • There are chairs with and without armrests available (photograph 10).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 at the side of the venue.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the side of the venue.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a cubicle in the female toilet that has hand rails.
    • The cubicle has a sliding door which is 61cm wide.

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the field nearby.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.