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Valley Central

Charlton Athletic Football Club, Floyd Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8BL

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include main hall/ games room, kitchen, computer games areas, IT suite, studio, radio training room.
  • Related link Young Greenwich event programme.
  • Http://www.young-greenwich.org.uk
  • Comments View
    • Valley Central is a community space housed in the corner of Charlton Athletic Football Club ground.
    • The venue hosts a wide range of community groups, including older people and people with disabilities.
    • The centre is also the base for one of the borough's main youth clubs.
    • The centre is also available to hire to outside groups for events and functions.
    • On match days the venue is closed for community events but is used for ticket collection.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.
  • This venue is situated in Charlton.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Charlton.
  • Comments View
    • The nearest bus stops are on Charlton Church Road and Woolwich Road.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • The car park is at the side 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 are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 250cm x 400cm (8ft 2in x 13ft 1in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 100m (109yd 1ft) from the Valley Central main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 120m (131yd 8in) from the Valley Central main 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.
  • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The designated bays are on the far side of the car park, near to the entrance to the stand.
    • The car park is not usually busy on non-match days.
    • There is ample space to park closer to the venue in a standard bay.
    • There are some uneven surfaces in the car park.

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 doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.

Eating and Drinking (Kitchen Counter)

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (3yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 64cm (2ft 1in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Comments View
    • Drinks and snacks are generally prepared by members of the groups using the facilities.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance opens directly into the main hall.
    • The IT suite is located on the lower ground floor.

Level Change (Lower Ground Floor)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located opposite the main entrance.
  • There is/are 8 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Platform Lift to Lower Ground Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the stairs opposite the main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G - LG.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 82cm (2ft 8in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 120cm x 82cm (3ft 11in x 2ft 8in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • As of January 2017 the lift is was out of order.
    • Please contact venue for further updates.

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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located opposite 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in 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 98cm (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 a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are Text Relay aware.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • The pictures show the studio and games area on the lower ground floor.