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Blackheath Fencing Club

Blackheath High School, Vanbrugh Park, Greenwich, London, SE3 7AG

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Introduction

  • The fencing club takes place in the main sports hall of the school.
  • Note (February 2018) The Vanbrugh Park entrance is temporarily closed due to building works to the school. Please contact the club for updates.
  • During the works, please enter at the bottom end of Mycenae Road (one way from Westcombe Park). There is no parking available inside the fence.

Opening Times (Juniors)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 18:00 - 19:30.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 18:00 - 19:30.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Opening Times (Adults)

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 19:30 - 21:30.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday 19:30 - 21:30.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Greenwich.
  • 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 Westcombe Park.
  • The nearest underground station is Cutty Sark.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • The car park is at the front and side of the school building.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 260cm x 460cm (8ft 6in x 15ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 50m (55yd) 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge holders can also park outside the accessible entrance, at the rear of the school, if prior notification is given.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • 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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 128cm (4ft 2in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 3cm raised threshold in the doorway.
    • This entrance gives level access to the sports hall on the lower ground floor.
    • Coaching staff will always open the door if a wheelchair user is attending.
    • A security gate has to be opened to give vehicular access to the area outside the entrance.
    • Please contact the club in advance if requring use of this accessible entrance.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Open Door Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the main school building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 142cm (4ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives access to the ground floor.
    • There is then stepped access to the lower ground floor where the sports hall is located.

Level Change (Open Door Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the entrance.
  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are deep.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are LG-G.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is bright.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in a corridor next to the sports hall.
    • There is level access to this 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 210cm (4ft 9in x 6ft 11in).
    • 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 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 114cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 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 bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • The hand dryer was not working at the time of the survey.

Standard Changing Room (Female)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 17m (19yd) from the accessible entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 1m (3ft 3in) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located next to the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • Male club members can change in the gymnasium next to the sports hall.

Standard Shower

  • Standard shower facilities for females are located in the changing room.
  • The shower cubicles are accessed via a medium step.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilets are located in the female changing room.
    • The female toilets are 17m (19yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilets are located immediately beyond the accessible entrance.
    • The male toilets are 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • 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.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.