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Abbotts Park

Abbots Park Road, Leyton, London, E10 6JP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 6 tennis courts, fitness equipment, a friends group, large open space, grass kickabout area, under 7's play equipment and under 12's play equipment.
  • Comments View
    • Except where otherwise stated, Waltham Forest parks are open each day all year round.
    • The aim is to open locked parks by 9am each morning and they close at dusk.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Highams Park.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Leyton Midland Road.
  • The nearest underground station is Leytonstone.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Abbotts Park Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Abbotts Park Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 302cm (9ft 11in).

Level Change (Abbots Park Road)

  • 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.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Leigh Road)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Leigh Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 302cm (9ft 11in).

Level Change (Leigh Road)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Fletcher Lane)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Fletcher Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 310cm (10ft 2in).

Level Change (Fletcher Lane)

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

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have concrete surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Level Change (Pavilion)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the toilets.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the toilets.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Outside Access (Tennis Courts)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The gate described above is the one which provides step free access to tow of the larger tennis courts. It is locked with a keypad permission is therefore needed to access these courts.
    • Other gates have widths of 106cm. As can be seen in photographs 2 and 3.
    • Some of these gates have which have medium steps.
    • As can be seen in photograph 4.
    • There are six Tennis Courts in total. Four full size courts and two smaller courts.
    • There is step free access to two of the larger courts and the two smaller courts.

Outside Access (Playgrounds)

  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a gentle slope leading to the gate mentioned above. This can be seen in photograph 2.
    • There are other entrances to the play park, one of which has a medium step leading to the gate. This can be seen in photographs 3 & 4.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the Abbott's Park Road Entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the male toilets located in the pavilion.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • This is located within the male toilets area.
    • 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 heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 227cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 5in).
    • There is 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (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 poor.
    • 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 bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the male accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 103cm (3ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar accessible toilet and baby change within the female toilets.

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 in the pavillion.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 36m (39yd 1ft) from the Abbott's Park Road Entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Inside the male toilets facilities the only cubicle available is the accessible toilet which is designated as being for general use.
    • There are no other cubicles within, however urinals are available.