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Aveling Centre

Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4QF

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Introduction

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    • The Aveling Centre is located in the centre of Lloyd Park.
    • It can be reached on foot or by bicycle from any of the park entrances.
    • There are level paths and easy slopes on the route to the centre.
    • The centre opens at 9.00 and closes at at least 17.00, or later in the summer months.
    • All the facilities are managed by the café manager.
    • The toilets are open within the café opening times.
    • Bookings for the community room and Winns Gallery are also made through the café.
    • The artists' studios are located at the northern end of the building.
    • The studios are not generally open to the public.
    • For further information about the studios please contact [email protected]

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Walthamstow Central.
  • The nearest underground station is Walthamstow Central.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Comments View
    • There is a car park off Bedford Road, near the William Morris Gallery.
    • There is also a car park for bowlers off Aveling Park Road.
    • Please see the guide to Lloyd Park for details.

Outside Access (Le Delice Café Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the café, facing the outdoor seating area.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical door the the right hand side of the building, off the main path (photographs 3 and 4).
    • The café can also be entered from the lobby area leading to the toilets (photograph 5).
    • This is a heavy, manual door which opens towards you (pull).
    • The door is 95cm wide.

Eating and Drinking (Le Delice Café)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located at the southern end of the Aveling centre, facing the outdoor seating area and playground.
  • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the either café entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Outside Access (Community Room)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the covered area, facing the Winns Gallery.
  • There is 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance into the community room from the lobby connecting with the toilets and café.

Inside Access (Community Room)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • The community room has chairs without armrests and a variety of tables which may be arranged as required.
    • There is a whiteboard/ screen for audio visual equipment.

Outside Access (Winns Gallery)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the covered area towards the northern end of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Inside Access (Winns Gallery)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • The gallery opening times, the room layout and the lighting levels will vary according to the exhibition.

Outside Access (Toilet Facilities)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the west of the building, facing the playground.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance opens into a lobby leading to the toilets.
    • There are also internal entrances into the café and the community room off this lobby.

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 4m (4yd 1ft) from the toilet facilities entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the centre from the toilet facilities entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from staff in the café.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 194cm x 260cm (6ft 4in x 8ft 6in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter the centre from the toilet facilities entrance.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the toilet facilities entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the larger parent and child toilet facility.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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 anywhere within the park.
  • Comments View
    • The park keepers' office and the first aid room are located to the eastern side of the centre, facing the main path.
    • There are generally at least two members of staff based in the park.