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Cottenham Park

Melbury Gardens, West Wimbledon, London, SW20 0DL

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Location

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

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 20:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 20:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 20:00.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (Melbury Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located within Melbury Gardens.
    • 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 easy to open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 204cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located through the gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Access Point (Cambridge Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on Cambridge Road.
    • 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 easy to open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 117cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located just past the gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • The slope is short but steep.
    • There is a similar entrance available further along Cambridge Road.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight, steep and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the paths are broken up by tree roots, making them very uneven in places.

Access Point (Play Area)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located 30m from the Melbury Gardens entrance.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The width of the gap is 106cm.

Play Area

  • Equipment in the play area includes a sand pit, climbing frame, swings, slides, and a climbing net.
  • The surface in the play area is sand, grass, and compact rubber.
  • There is bench seating in the play area.

Level Change (Play Area Sand Pit)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located leading into the sand pit.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Access Point (Tennis Courts)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the corner of the tennis courts.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is difficult to open.
    • The gate has a sliding bolt lock.
    • The width of the gap is 107cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately in front of the gate.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.

Tennis Courts

  • There are 6 tarmac tennis courts in a fenced area.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Melbury Gardens entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located adjacent to the pre-school.
    • 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 131cm x 196cm (4ft 4in x 6ft 5in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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 did not sound when tested.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 fair.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • When last surveyed (Feb 2022) the accessible toilet door was padlocked.

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 adjacent to the pre-school.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the Melbury Gardens entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is no male standard toilet available.
    • When last surveyed (Feb 2022) the toilet door was padlocked.