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St Marks Church and Community Centre

218 Tollgate Road, Beckton, London, E6 5YA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include the church, function room for 100 people, sports hall for 100 people, children's centre room for 30, meeting rooms, a boardroom, foyer and a cafe area.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include garden.
  • Related link St Mark's Anglican Church Community.
  • Http://[email protected]
  • Related link St Mark's Catholic Church Community.
  • Http://www.catholicparishoftheroyaldocks.co.uk/
  • Comments View
    • St Marks is a combined church and community centre.
    • The church space is shared between Catholic and Anglican communities.
    • Please see their websites for contact details and service times.
    • The community centre includes halls for hire and offices that are let to community groups.
    • The part of the building known as the children's centre hosts an after-school club.
    • There is also a programme of weekly activities such as sports and dance classes.
    • Please contact the centre for details.

Location

  • This venue is situated in Beckton.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is West Ham.
  • The nearest underground station is Canning Town.

Opening Times

  • Opening times do vary depending on timetabling.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the back of the venue.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • There are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 270cm x 400cm (8ft 10in x 13ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 53m (57yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 60m (65yd 1ft) from the main 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 block paving.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The patron does not have to cross a road.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Tollgate Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 149cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Outside Access (Nursery Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in).

Level Change (Nursery Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show the sports hall and the foyer.
    • The cafe was closed at the time of our visit (September 2014).
    • The cafe counter is used by community and church groups to serve refreshments.

Church

  • The church and side chapel can be opened up to make one larger space.
  • The seating is flexible.
  • Seats can be removed as required to make space for wheelchair users.
  • The font can be moved to reveal a baptism pool.
  • In the main space there is one medium, marked step up to the altar area.
  • A hearing loop is installed in the church.

Outside Access (Access to Garden)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the foyer into the garden.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are several sets of doors from the foyer and seating area.
    • There are also sliding doors 130cm wide from the children's centre.

Level Change (Access to Garden)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the doors down to the garden.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Eating and Drinking (Cafe No 43)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located at the rear of the entrance foyer.
  • 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.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are not clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is light meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • The staff running the cafĂ© use BSL and hope to encourage all customers to learn some simple signs when placing an order.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
    • Saturday Closed.
    • Sunday Closed.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the reception desk.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 150cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The highest button is 140cm.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Level Change (First Floor Office)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the office.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are low.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing rooms are located off the far end of the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located off the changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right after the reception.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 142cm x 185cm (4ft 8in x 6ft 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • 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 disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 cannot 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 good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There are further accessible toilets on the first floor and within the sports hall changing rooms.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Staff are trained to BSL level 1.