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Rotherham Town Hall

The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, S60 2TH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include :
    Lower Ground Floor: John Smith Room, Garden Room, Accessible and Standard Toilets.
    Ground Floor: Reception and Mayoral Suite.
    First Floor: Chamber, Committee Room 3, Accessible and Standard Toilets.
    Upper First Floor: Committee Rooms 1 and 2.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Rotherham Central.

Opening Times (Town Hall)

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

Opening Times (John Smith Room Cafe)

  • Monday 08:00 - 14:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 14:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 14:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 14:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 14:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (John Smith Function Room)

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • Blue Badge On Street Parking View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 304cm x 495cm (9ft 12in x 16ft 3in).
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Moorgate Street.
  • Standard On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 250cm x 483cm (8ft 2in x 15ft 10in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Moorgate Street.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a dropped kerb on route from the Blue Badge and standard parking bays.
    • The dropped kerb has tactile paving at the top.
    • The surface of the Blue Badge bays and standard parking is block paving.

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) automatically.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 121cm (3ft 12in).
  • 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 155cm (5ft 1in).

Level Change (Main Entrance External)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • There is/are 6 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Level Change (Main Entrance Internal)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located between the two sets of doors.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located between the 2 sets of doors to the right of the ramp.
  • There is/are 2 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 chairs to the right of the reception desk.
    • The chairs have armrests.

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.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G-1-U1.
    • There are 12 steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the left of reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-U1.
  • The lift is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 106cm (4ft 7in x 3ft 6in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (John Smith Room)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the lower ground floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main 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 164cm (5ft 5in).
  • Comments View
    • There is an identical entrance located to the right as you exit the lift.

John Smiths Function Room

  • The John Smiths Function Room is located on the lower ground floor and has level access via the lift.
  • The John Smiths Function Room is 5m from the lift.
  • The John Smiths Function Room has no bar or catering facilities.
  • There are tables in the John Smiths Function Room.
  • All of the tables are 67cm high.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.

Outside Access (Council Chambers Left Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • The main 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 162cm (5ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is 5m from the lift.
    • There is a similar set of doors to the right side of the council chambers.

Council Chamber

  • The council chamber is located on the first floor.
  • There is level access to the council chamber via the lift.
  • The council chamber is 5m from the lift.
  • Wheelchair access is not available in the public gallery. A wheelchair space can be made available in the council members seating area, in the main council chamber.
  • This seat is located ahead as you enter through the left hand door.
  • There is raised seating behind this desk creating an aisle.
  • The aisle width is 96cm.
  • There is a desk.
  • The height of the desk is 70cm.
  • There is a microphone.
  • The microphone is adjustable in height.
  • The switch to control the microphone is 81cm high.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop in the council chamber.

Outside Access (Council Chambers Public Gallery)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).

Level Change (Council Chambers Public Gallery)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 3 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • The public gallery has two seating areas, one raised above the other for viewing.
    • There is an additional medium height step leading to the raised rear seating.

Council Chambers Public Gallery

  • There are two identical public galleries.
  • The public gallery surveyed was the public gallery to the left of the council chambers.
  • The other public gallery is located to the right of the council chambers.
  • The public gallery is 8m from the lift.
  • The public gallery has 2 rows of fixed seating.
  • The seating is 44cm high.
  • The seating does not have armrests.
  • There are pull up desks located in front of the fixed seating.
  • The desks are heavy to operate.
  • The desks are 69cm high.
  • There is a microphone located in the first row of the public gallery.
  • The microphone is for public speaking.
  • The microphone is fixed in place and is 100cm high.
  • The microphone is on a flexible stalk so the height is adjustable.

Outside Access (Committee Room 1)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the upper first floor.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • Level access is via lift.
  • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • Comments View
    • There are 2 identical doors to committee room 1.
    • The door surveyed was the closest to the lift.
    • The door is located to the left as you exit the lift.

Committee Room 1

  • Committee room 1 is located on the upper first floor.
  • Committee room 1 is located 8m to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is a long table with seating for 20 people.
  • The height of the table is 71cm.
  • There are 20 chairs available.
  • The chairs have armrests.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • There is a fixed hearing loop within committee room 1.
  • There is a second identical committee room (Committee room 2), located next to committee room 1.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The facility is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the the lift.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 350cm x 230cm (11ft 6in x 7ft 7in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 174cm (5ft 9in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • The facility has not got a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is not available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from the floor).

Accessible Toilet (Lower Ground Floor)

  • 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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the lower ground floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 215cm (5ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 general domestic 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 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 47cm (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 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 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • 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 fair.
    • 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 medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft 1in).

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • 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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 200cm (5ft 11in x 6ft 7in).
    • 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 117cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 general domestic 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 not a mirror.
    • 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 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 141cm (4ft 8in).
    • 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 fair.
    • 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 medium.

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

  • 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 on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the the lift.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • This is by lift.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are similar standard toilets on the lower ground floor.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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 can be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.