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New Lodge Riding Centre

Mottingham Lane, Mottingham, London, SE9 4RW

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include horse stables and grooming area and the sand school.
  • Comments View
    • New Lodge is a specialist riding centre for disabled people.
    • It is a member of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA).
    • The centre has 13 RDA ponies/horses and provides riding facilities to both adults and children.
    • Riders have a range of special needs including physical, sensory, and learning difficulties. .
    • The centre aims to cater for all impairments and needs.
    • Opening times vary with the teaching programme.
    • Please contact the centre for further details.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Mottingham.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Mottingham.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the end of the lane, at the side of the stable yard.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge 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 concrete.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Please note that parking is not permitted in the nursery car park.
    • Where possible, visitors are encouraged to park on Mottingham Lane and walk down to the centre.

Outside Access (Entrance Gate - Vehicles and Pedestrians)

  • This information is for the entrance located off Mottingham Lane, opposite the Fairmount Retirement Home.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in).

Level Change (Entrance Gate - Vehicles and Pedestrians)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the unmade road leading from the entrance gates to the riding centre.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Inside Access

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • All the facilties are outdoors.
    • There are easy and moderate slopes across the stable yard and surrounding paths.
    • Beyond the main stable yard, there are unmade paths to some areas.
    • Within the stable yard there is a mounting block to assist with mounting the horses.
    • The block has three deep unmarked steps.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 70m (76yd 1ft) from the stable yard.
    • This accessible toilet is located past the sand school.
    • There is not 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 230cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • 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 poor.
    • 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 medium.
  • Comments View
    • A fabric towel is provided.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is a moderate slope on the track leading to the toilet.
    • There are some uneven areas on the track.

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Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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 any where around the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Comments View
    • Some riding sessions are funded by local authorities.
    • All participants must be able to wear a riding hat.