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Coleshill Town Hall

High Street, Coleshill, North Warwickshire, B46 3BG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include town council offices, 2 community rooms, and Coleshill Community Hub.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in June 2021.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 13:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • The halls and community hub opening times vary according to bookings / events taking place.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Coleshill Parkway.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 346cm x 587cm (11ft 4in x 19ft 3in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the accessible 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 tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Front Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 3 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 10cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, to the left.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 96cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 4 shows the 95cm high push pad to exit.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

Reception (Office)

  • The desk/counter is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the accessible entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • The door to the office is 78cm wide, single, heavy and opens away from you.
    • There is a bell to gain access to the reception office. at a height of 129cm.
    • There is seating with armrests in the reception area.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 08/06/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • 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 fixed loop is located in the Fifield Hall.
    • Photograph 2 shows the 5 deep, clearly marked steps without handrails leading to the stage in Fifield Hall.
    • There are similar steps to the left of the stage.
    • Photograph 7 shows the narrow 77cm wide gap as you leave the accessible entrance corridor to join the main corridor.

Kitchen

  • The community kitchen is located off the accessible entrance corridor, to the right as you enter via the accessible entrance.
  • The kitchen is 8m from the accessible entrance.
  • The door to the kitchen is single, 79cm wide, heavy and opens away from you (push).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre in the kitchen.
  • There are standard base and wall units in the kitchen.
  • The kitchen is equipped with a gas cooker, electric oven, fridge and microwave.
  • The taps at the sink are lever mixer.
  • There is an 89cm high serving hatch.

Outside Access (Coleshill Hub)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Sumner Road, at the right of the building.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 6 shows the second entrance door to the right that leads into the reception office.
    • Photograph 7 shows the second entrance door to the left that leads to the community hub room.

Entrance (Coleshill Community Hub - Internal Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located off the main corridor.
  • Entrance View
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 146cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 80cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is located off the main corridor and is 16m from the accessible entrance.
    • The entrance leads through the hub staff kitchen as seen in photograph 4.
    • Photograph 5 shows the second entrance with no doors.

Reception (Community Hub - Office)

  • The desk/counter is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Coleshill Community Hub - Internal Entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There are seats with armrests available in the reception office.

Coleshill Community Hub

  • The community hub offers free use of laptops and tablets with Wi-Fi.
  • They provide information, support and signposting to a wide variety of community services and other agencies including the CAB, Warwickshire County Council, Royal British Legion, Help for Heroes, Jobcentre Plus, Dementia Alliance, local groups and events and tourism information.
  • They also have a direct freephone to Warwickshire County Council, North Warwickshire County Council and the CAB.
  • Photographs 1, 2,and 3 show the community room.
  • Photograph 4 shows the inner private office with the free phone.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor.
    • 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 outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 165cm x 198cm (5ft 5in x 6ft 6in).
    • 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 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary and general domestic waste 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 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 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the accessible entrance corridor.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located off the main corridor.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the female standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 86cm (2ft 10in).

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.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.