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Sporting Club Thamesmead

Bayliss Avenue, Thamesmead, London, SE28 8RA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include changing rooms, funtion bar and lounge, fitness studio, and physiotherapy room.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a main pitch with spectator seating, 3 grass pitches, 1 all weather pitch with floodlighting and a ball court.
  • Comments View
    • Sporting Club Thamesmead is home to Thamesmead Town FC, Sporting Club Thamesmead F.C. and Charlton Athletic Women’s FC.
    • The facilities are used to run a range of sports and fitness courses for adults and children.
    • The bar/function rooms are used on events days and are also available to hire.
    • The facilities may be open outside of standard hours for special events.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Abbey Wood.

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 venue.
    • 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 9 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the club building entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 50m (54yd 2ft) from the club building 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located next to the ticket booth entrance.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is tactile paving on the dropped kerb.
  • Comments View
    • The main areas of standard parking are of gravel contained within plastic mesh.

Outside Access (Main Building Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The width of the door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 174cm (5ft 9in).

Level Change (Main Building Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • 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.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main building entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is Braille and tactile signage throughout the building, although some maybe too high to reach.

Outside Access (All Weather Pitches and Ball Court Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the far end of the corridor from leading from reception, and past the changing rooms.
  • 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).

Level Change (All Weather Pitches and Ball Court Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left after the doors.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located ahead after the doors.
  • There is/are 8 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not 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).
  • Comments View
    • After the ramp and steps there is level access into the ball court and all weather pitches.

Outside Access (Players Access to Grass Pitch)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the right of the main corridor, after the team changing rooms.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).

Level Change (Players Access to Grass Pitch)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ 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 bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the right of the entrance foyer.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 97cm x 138cm (3ft 2in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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.

Eating and Drinking (Bayliss Suite / Mead Lounge)

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.
  • The cafe/bar is located on the first floor.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • Food is available on match days and for special events.
    • Furniture can be arranged as required for functions.
    • Catering can also be arranged for functions, and table service provided.
    • The function rooms have level access by sliding doors to terraces overlooking the main pitch and the all weather pitch.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 17:30 - 21:00.
    • Tuesday 17:30 - 21:00.
    • Wednesday 17:30 - 21:00.
    • Thursday 17:30 - 21:00.
    • Friday 17:30 - 21:00.
    • Saturday 17:30 - 21:00.
    • Sunday 17:30 - 21:00.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located to the right of the main corridor beyond reception.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).
  • Other facilities available include; drop down rails and an accessible toilet.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet (Accessible Shower Room)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • The accessible toilet cubicle was being used for storage at the time of the survey.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the corridor, ahead from the main entrance.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 250cm x 260cm (8ft 2in x 8ft 6in).
    • 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 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • 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 not available.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • This room is also used a an official's changing room on match days.

Accessible Toilet (Foyer)

  • 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 Braille, tactile, pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main building entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the foyer after reception.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 92cm (3ft).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 230cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is push.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • 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 the left.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 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 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a drop down rail to the left of the toilet although the transfer space is less than 45cm.
    • There is a very similar accessible toilet on the first floor, 2m to the left as you exit the lift.
    • This toilet also does not have sufficient transfer space.

Standard Changing Room (Team Changing Rooms)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 22m (24yd 2in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the rear exit leading to the all weather pitch.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the far end of the corridor from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are four standard team changing rooms in this location.
    • There are two further team changing rooms and two for match officials to the right off the main corridor.

Outside Access (Football Ground Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located leading from the car park into the ground, after the ticket booth.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There are two standard 50cm wide turnstiles to the left of the wide gate.

Counter (Ticket Booth)

  • The counter is 2m (2yd 7in) from the car park.
  • There is not level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 120cm (3ft 11in).
  • There is not a lowered section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • The left hand ticket desk is on the slope leading up to the gate/turnstiles.

Level Change (Football Ground Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the gate/turnstiles.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
  • Home Support Seating View
    • Accessible toilets are available.
  • Away Support Seating View
    • Wheelchair users may choose to watch the match from the pitch-side. There is no designated space, but there is space at the end of the first row of standard seating. This seating is behind one of the goal areas. There are accessible and standard toilets on the pitch side. There are deep steps with partial handrails to access the tiered standard seating. Wheelchair users may choose to watch the match from the first floor terrace of the main building. There is level access to the first floor by lift and level access to the terrace from the function room. There is no seating in this area. There is an accessible toilet (without transfer space) off the function room and standard toilets directly off the terrace.

Accessible Toilet (Pitch Side)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • The accessible toilet cubicle was being used for storage at the time of the survey.
  • 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 50m (54yd 2ft) from the football ground entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located beyond the seating area at the goal end of the pitch.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • 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 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 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 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 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 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • On the day of our survey (July 2016) a broken toilet was being stored in the accessible toilet.

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 immediately to the right after reception.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located wthin the male and female standard toilets.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • Comments View
    • There are additional standard toilets within the team changing rooms, off the first floor terrace overlooking the pitch and on the pitch side.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located in the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.