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Fox & Sons - Taunton

52 East Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3NA

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Alternative Services

  • This branch and the business is committed to making the services they offer accessible to all customers.
  • As well as in-person appointments at their office, they can adapt to your needs and requirements by using phone calls, email or video calls – whichever works best for you and your circumstances.
  • If you’d rather see them face-to-face in your own home, they can always accommodate that too.
  • In each branch a portable hearing loop is available on request with 48 hours notice.
  • To find out more or if you have any further questions, please contact your local branch.

Branch Information

  • For contact details, opening times, and services available in this branch, please click here to visit the Fox & Sons Taunton branch page on their website (opens in a new tab).
  • This branch is located in/on a main shopping street/area.
  • Help and Assistance View
    • There is not a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
    • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; Braille on request and large print.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
  • The nearest train station is Taunton.
  • The branch does not have its own car park.
  • There are no parking facilities available at the branch.

Outside Access

  • This information is for the entrance located on East Street.
  • There is external signage.
  • There is step-free access at this entrance.
  • Entrance View
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with the immediate surroundings.
    • This entrance may be locked but a member of staff will unlock it to allow entry.
    • There is a bell/buzzer.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 94cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

Inside the Branch

  • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the branch.
  • The type of flooring in the branch is carpet.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • There is a waiting area available in the branch.
  • Seating can be provided for customers while they wait.
  • Seating in the branch includes; armchairs and chairs with no armrests.

Desk(s)

  • There is/are 7 desk(s) in the branch.
  • The desk(s) is/are located to the left and right after you enter the branch.
  • The nearest desk is approximately 2m from the entrance.
  • The desk(s) is/are is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the desk(s).
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the desk(s).
  • Desk Features View
    • There are not screens, windows, TVs or mirrors in front of or behind the desk(s) which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • Some of the desks are placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the desk(s) are good.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk(s) is 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on some of the desks.
    • None of the desks have clear space under them.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the desk(s).

Other Floors

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the Mortgage Advisor.
  • Stairs View
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left and rear of the branch.
    • The stairs are approximately 15m from the from the entrance to the branch.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, light, single doors to enter and exit the stairwell from the first floor upwards and on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Meeting Room (First Floor)

  • The Mortgage service office is located on the first floor.
  • Clear signage for the room is not visible from the entrance.
  • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
  • There is not step free access into the room.
  • Access into the Room View
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is medium.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is medium.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is some fixed furniture within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk is 71cm.
    • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are screens, windows, TVs or mirrors in front of or behind the desk which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The desk is placed in front of a plain background.
    • There are no potential trip hazards within the room.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is medium.
    • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There is no wheelchair access to this meeting room, though the advisor will come downstairs to meet with customers.
    • There is a second door to the meeting room, with a width of 75cm.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) for customer use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.