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Surbiton Hill Methodist Church

39 Ewell Road, Surbiton, Surrey, KT6 6AF

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Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the borough.
  • This venue is situated in Surbiton.
  • 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 Surbiton.
  • The nearest underground station is Wimbledon.
  • There is not a tram stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Hours

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 front right side as you face the church entrance.
    • 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 250cm x 470cm (8ft 2in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the church entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the church 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 between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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 alternative parking spaces on the left side of the church in front of the class/parish office entrance (photograph 4).
    • As the Church has a limited number of spaces it operates on a first come first serve basis.

Outside Access (Church Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Ewell Road.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 123cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 126cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • 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.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 17cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a second lower handrail.

Outside Access (Office And Hall)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located off the carpark.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are easy to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 128cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • There is also swipe card access into this entrance.
    • The swipe pad is at the height of 130cm from the ground.
    • There is an exit push pad at this entrance.
    • The push pad is at the height of 125cm from the ground.

Inside Access (Ground Level)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The fixed loop described above covers both the church and the hall.
    • Photographs 1 to 4 show the church.
    • Photographs 5 and 6 show the kitchen facilities.
    • Photographs 7 to 9 show the ground level meeting rooms.

Other Floors (Ground to Level 1)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are Ground and Level 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Level 1 hall and meeting rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The stairs described above are located approximately 4m ahead of the hall entrance and past the toilets.
    • There is a second staircase which leads from the ground floor of the church to the church gallery (photographs 5 to 7).
    • The steps are located to the right as you enter the church entrance.
    • The steps are medium height (14 -18cm) and have a handrail on the right side going up.

Inside Access (Level 1)

  • There is not level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 3 shows a level change step located in the corridor between the hall and the New Room.
    • The 2 steps are medium height and clearly marked.
    • Photographs 8, 9 and 10 show the corridor and 2 steps leading from the Coffee Room to the main staircase.
    • These steps are approximately 18cm in height and are clearly marked.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the church entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the church in the hall complex.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 217cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 1in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 136cm (4ft 6in).
    • 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.
    • 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 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 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The accessible toilet is 1 metre from the office and hall entrance.

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 at the rear of the church in the hall complex.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the church entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels in the female and male toilets are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • The standard toilets are 3 metres from the office and hall entrance.
    • There is a shared toilet located next to stairs leading from the church to the gallery.
    • This shared toilet has ambulant rails in the cubicle (photographs 5, 6 and 7).
    • There are further male and female standard toilets located on Level 1 and a female standard toilet located next to the Parlour Room on the ground floor.

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • Hymn books and service sheets are available in large print.
    • There is a wheelchair that can be used while in the venue.
    • The wheelchair is located by the stairs next to the church.