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Hibiscus Community Centre

Buckingham Road, Stratford, London, E15 1SP

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Opening Times

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

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Newham.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Maryland.
  • The nearest underground station is Stratford.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Blue Badge Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 209cm x 660cm (6ft 10in x 21ft 8in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located in front of the venue.
  • On Street Standard Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Buckingham Road.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Standard parking is limited to 30 minutes or permit holders between 08:00 and 18:30 Monday to Friday, and on event days from 08:00 to 21:00.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located directly in front of and just beyond 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a gate in front of the entrance.
    • The width of the gate is over 75cm.

Outside Access (Alternative Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the left hand side of the venue as you face it from Buckingham Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The door(s) is/are single width with an open extension leaf.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face 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.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • 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 13cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • These doors can only be opened from the inside.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue depending upon activities.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Main Hall

  • The main hall is located to the left along the short corridor as you enter from the main entrance (you enter immediately into the room).
  • The room has fold up tables, all 72cm high with a clear underside space of 69cm.
  • There is a mixture of seating with and without armrests.
  • There is a serving hatch in the room which is 109cm high.
  • The room is used for a variety of functions, including dancing, parties, talks, social events, religious gatherings and banquets - so the layout and environment of the room will vary depending on which events are taking place.

Eating and Drinking (Main Hall)

  • The following information is for the café/bar.
  • The café/bar is located straight ahead as you enter from the main entrance.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • 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.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • The type of food and drink, the manner in which it is served, and the layout of the room varies depending on the function taking place.
    • All tables can be folded away. The tables have a clear underside space of 69cm.
    • The servery is 109cm high.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located at the rear of the venue.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • 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.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Comments View
    • The type of food and drink, the manner in which it is served, and the layout of the room varies depending on the function taking place.
    • All tables can be folded away. The tables have a clear underside space of 69cm.
    • The servery is 111cm high.

Accessible Toilet (Left Hand Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located straight ahead and through the doors next to the counter as you enter from the main entrance.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 154cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 1in).
    • 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 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • 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 not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are waste paper pedal 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 right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a poor colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 straight ahead through the double doors to the right of the counter as you enter from the main entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.

Additional Info

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