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Charlton Park

Charlton Park Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8RE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include rugby pitches, football pitches, cricket pitches, changing pavilion, a cafe, playground, outdoor gym, gardens and a refreshment kiosk.
  • Comments View
    • The park is generally open from 8am until dusk. .
    • The toilet block has reduced opening hours due to anti-social activity.
    • They are generally open from at least 9:00 - 15:00.
    • The cafe and refreshment kiosk opening hours also vary according to the season and weather.
    • Both facilities are open every day of the week.
    • The team changing pavilion is open at weekends or when matches are playing.

COVID-19 Information

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The following parking charges apply at Charlton House. 08:00 to 17:00 £1 per hour, 17:00 to 21:00 50p per hour payable at the machine.
    • The car park is located in front of Charlton House.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the access point into the park at the end of the car park.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the access point into the park at the end of the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is loose chippings.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is direct access from the car park onto footpaths into the park.
    • There is a public car park off Torrance Close, which is off Charlton Park Road.
    • There is also some on-street parking in Cemetery Lane, Canberra Road and Charlton Park Lane.

Outside Access (Charlton Park Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Charlton Park Road.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 350cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located directly beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is portable.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Canberra Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Canberra Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 290cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located at the entrance to the park.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Outside Access (Cemetery Lane Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Cemetery Lane.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 280cm.

Parks and Gardens

  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth and tarmac surface(s).
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • Near the Charlton Park Road entrance is an area with outdoor gym equipment and two table tennis tables.

Playground

  • There is an enclosed playground at the eastern end of the park, near the car park.
  • There are heavy outwards opening gates 130cm wide.
  • The playground is generally level with some uneven areas.
  • Play equipment which might be suitable for disabled children includes a level access roundabout.
  • There are benches and picnic benches in the playground. Most are located on grassed areas.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Old Cottage Coffee Shop)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The café is located close to the Charlton Park Road entrance and the toilet block.
    • There is level access with a small raised threshold at the entrance.
    • The double doors are held open.
    • In fine weather, there is additional seating with armrests outside the venue.
    • There is also a refreshments kiosk at the changing pavilion next to the playground (photograph 6).
    • There is a medium unmarked step up to the kiosk.
    • Opening times vary according to the season and weather.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading to the female and male toilets.
  • 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 permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Accessible Toilet (Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Charlton Park Road entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the female toilet block.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is not a shared toilet.
    • This is a female facility.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 250cm (7ft 5in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are 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 the right.
    • There is 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 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 fair.
    • 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 moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the female and male accessible toilet cubicles.
    • 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 and Male Toilet(s) View
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block near the Charlton Park Road entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Charlton Park Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.

Level Change (Approach to Toilet Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the Charlton Park Road entrance towards the toilet block.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Additional Info

  • 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 on grassed areas, away from pitches and the playground.