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William H Brown - Boston

14 Wide Bargate, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE21 6RH

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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

  • 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 on request.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the branch.
  • The nearest train station is Boston.
  • The branch does not have its own car park.
  • There are no parking facilities available at the branch.
  • On Street Parking View
    • Clearly signed and/or marked on street Blue Badge parking bays are available.
    • The on street Blue Badge parking bay(s) is/are located on Wide Bargate.
    • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the branch).
  • Public Car Parks View
    • Public parking is available within approximately 200m of the branch.
    • The public parking facilities located close to the branch include: Cattle Market Car Park.

Approach

  • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles/paving slabs.
  • The approach surface is uneven in places.
  • There is step-free access on the approach.

Outside Access

  • There is external signage.
  • There is ramped/sloped 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.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • 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 82cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately before the entrance door.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 146cm.

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 moderate to good.
  • There is not a waiting area available in the branch.
  • Seating can be provided for customers while they wait.
  • Seating in the branch includes; chairs with no armrests.

Desk(s)

  • There is/are 6 desk(s) in the branch.
  • The desk(s) is/are located straight ahead of the main entrance.
  • 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.
    • The desk(s) is/are not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the desk(s) are moderate to 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 the desk(s).
    • None of the desks have clear space under them.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the desk(s).

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (To Lettings)

  • There is a ramp/slope located along to the corridor at the rear of the sales area.
  • The ramp/slope is used to access the Lettings area.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 71cm.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.

Meeting Room (Lettings)

  • Lettings is located at the rear of the sales area, and down the corridor..
  • Clear signage for the room is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
  • There is written signage for the room, in upper and lower case lettering, but it is not clearly visible.
  • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
  • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • 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) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk is 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are not 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 not 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Meeting Room (Mortgage Service Office)

  • Mortgage Service Office is located at the rear of the sales area..
  • The room is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
  • There is written signage for the room, in upper and lower case lettering, but it is not clearly visible.
  • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
  • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • There is 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) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 71cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk is 70cm.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are not 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 not 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Other Floors (First Floor)

  • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
  • The service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are Mortgage Services.
  • Stairs View
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the sales area, to the left.
    • The stairs are approximately 8m from the entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are first floor.
    • 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 clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • Handrails are not 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 (Mortgage Service Office, First Floor)

  • Mortgage Service Office is located on the first floor, along the corridor and on the right..
  • Clear signage for the room is not visible from the entrance.
  • There is not clear signage for the room (on or near the door).
  • Colleagues can provide assistance getting to the room.
  • The corridor/walkway leading to the room is not sufficiently wide enough (150cm+) to allow wheelchair users to pass.
  • 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) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
    • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
  • Room Details View
    • There is not a hearing assistance system available for the room.
    • There is fixed furniture within the room.
    • A height adjustable desk is not available.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the desk is 70cm.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to turn within the room.
    • Furniture can be moved to allow a turning space for wheelchair users.
    • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room.
    • There are not 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 not 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 good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

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

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located at the rear of the sales area, down the corridor.
  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the sales area down the corridor.
  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access into the female toilet(s).
  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
  • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
  • There is not a lowered wash basin.
  • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
  • Lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located down the corridor from the female toilets.
  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
  • There is ramped/sloped access into the male toilet(s).
  • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
  • There is not a lowered urinal.
  • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
  • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
  • Lighting levels are low to moderate.