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Idle Valley Rural Learning Centre

North Nottinghamshire College, North Road, Nottinghamshire, Retford, D22 8RQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include North Nottinghamshire College classrooms and staff offices, and The Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
  • Related link Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.
  • Http://www.nottinghamshirewildlife.org

Opening Times (Term Time)

  • Monday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Holiday Time)

  • Monday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Wednesday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Thursday 08:30 - 17:00.
  • Friday 08:30 - 16:30.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Retford.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Retford.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 tarmac.

Outside Access

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 141cm (4ft 8in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • Both sets of automatic doors open towards you. There is a slight threshold at both sets of doors.

Level Change (Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the front of the building.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The scooter can be used in accessible areas of the building.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 classrooms, one of which can be made into 2 smaller classrooms. Each classroom has access to the outside area via a door with a slight threshold.
    • The Workshop (shown in photograph 2) is used for rural crafts and as a laboratory for field studies.
    • Access to the outside area is via a heavy 85cm wide door which has a small threshold and an easy ramp in front of the door.
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Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 8m (26ft 3in) from the the entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Comments View
    • There is a training kitchen located round the corner on your left as you enter the building. There are no height adjustable work surfaces and there is adequate floor space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
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Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 16m (17yd) from the entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located on your left as you enter, round the corner and it is the first door you come to on your right.
    • There is level access to the 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 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 240cm x 164cm (7ft 10in x 5ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the adapted toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located to the left of the standard male toilets.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available are shower screen and alarm.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Plastic cups are available.