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Sheffield Town Hall

Pinstone Street, Sheffield, S1 2HH

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COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in September 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • The side entrance is being used as an exit.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are free standing.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 115cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • Additional sanitisers are available throughout the building.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • Access to the building is by appointment only.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There is no direct public access from the Town Hall to the Registry Office.

Opening Times

  • Monday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Tuesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Wednesday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Thursday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Friday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Access Point (Main Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the front of the building.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 134cm.
    • The gates are double with one locked. They slide open.
      The gates are only opened by a member of staff when an event is taking place.
      During certain events both gates will be opened.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right of the access point.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located leading to the access point.
    • There is/are 6 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 15cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are in the centre.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located beyond the Main Entrance Access Point.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 112cm.
    • 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 between the Main Entrance Access Point leading to the Main 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 lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located between the Main Entrance Access Point and the Main Entrance.
    • There is/are 4 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 16cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are not 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.
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • There is a similar entrance adjacent.

Access Point (Side Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the side of the building.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 130cm.
    • The gate is only opened by staff when an event is taking place.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point to the right.
    • 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 width of the ramp/slope is 139cm (4ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The width of the ramp is 139 at its narrowest point.

Outside Access (Side Entrance / Exit)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 160cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the side entrance.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 3 shows the entrance / exit from inside the building.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • The hearing assistance system was not tested at the time of the survey.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the ceremony rooms.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • All the doors in the building are at least 75cm wide.
    • Some of the doors are difficult to open.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Wedding Rooms - Right Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead and to the right as you enter from the main entrance.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 200cm (5ft 9in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 105cm (3ft 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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, non-infectious waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • 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 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • 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 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor - Wedding Rooms)

Parent and Baby Room (Ground Floor - Baby Feeding)

  • There is a parent and baby room for public use.
  • The parent and baby room is located to the right as you enter from the main entrance.
  • The parent and baby room is approximately 15m from the main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the parent and baby room.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the room.
  • There is written text signage on or near the parent and baby room door.
  • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
  • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • There are disposal facilities in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a wash basin in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a/are chair(s) in the parent and baby room.
  • There is a chair with armrests on both sides.
  • There is not a toilet in the parent and baby room.
  • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - G46 Toilets - Left Transfer)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the ground floor G46 corridor.
    • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 202cm x 333cm (6ft 8in x 10ft 11in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • 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.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary, non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.
    • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf has the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 85cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • 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 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 116cm (3ft 10in).
    • 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 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 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 99cm (3ft 3in).

Other Floors (Main Foyer)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are good.

Other Floors (Cheney Staircase)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
    • 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 the Council Chamber Viewing Gallery.

Lift (Scenic Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, U1, 1.
  • Wall mounted information boards are provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 170cm x 150cm (5ft 7in x 4ft 11in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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 good.

Lift (Cheney Row Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located ahead from the main entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG, G, 1, 2, 3.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 145cm x 82cm (4ft 9in x 2ft 8in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in 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 moderate to good.
  • Comments View
    • This lift requires a member of staff to operate it.
    • It is used for people without walking difficulties to access the Council Chamber Viewing Gallery.

Changing Places (Upper First Floor Corridor - Left Transfer)

  • The facility is located off the upper first floor corridor, ahead and left as you leave the Scenic Lift.
  • The facility is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Scenic Lift.
  • The facility is in addition to standard and accessible toilets.
  • The facility is not located close to other managed facilities (e.g. reception or service counter).
  • There is level access to the facility.
  • The facility surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
  • The colour contrast between the external door and wall is good.
  • The colour contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
  • You do not need a key for the facility.
  • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The door is easy to open.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
  • The width of the door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • The dimensions of the facility are 315cm x 208cm.
  • The ceiling height is at a minimum of 2.4m.
  • There is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
  • The facility has a non-slip floor.
  • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • The facility toilet is corner.
  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 230cm (7ft 7in).
  • Dropdown rails are provided.
  • As you face the toilet the dropdown rail(s) is/are on the left.
  • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
  • As you face the toilet the vertical grab rail is on the left.
  • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is good.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is a spatula flush.
  • There is a toilet roll holder.
  • The height of the toilet roll holder is 85cm.
  • The toilet has a lid obstructing the back rest/cistern/wall.
  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
  • The facility changing bench is free standing.
  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
  • The length of the facility changing bench is 157cm (5ft 2in).
  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • There is a shower unit with a detachable shower head.
  • The shower head is height adjustable.
  • The adjustable shower head can be placed between 105cm and 185cm when mounted.
  • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
  • The seat/chair is not height adjustable.
  • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 53cm (1ft 9in).
  • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
  • There is a vertical grab rail for the shower.
  • The colour contrast between the vertical grab rail(s) for the shower and wall is good.
  • A privacy screen is not available.
  • The type of wash basin is fixed.
  • The height of the wash basin is 72cm.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
  • The colour contrast between the wash basin grab rail(s) and wall is good.
  • There is a soap dispenser.
  • The soap dispenser is at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the soap dispenser is 93cm.
  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
  • There is a hand dryer.
  • The hand dryer is not at the recommended height of 80cm-100cm.
  • The height of the hand dryer is 104cm.
  • There is not a towel dispenser.
  • There is a mirror.
  • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • There is a/are sanitary and clinical waste disposal units.
  • There is an emergency alarm for the facility.
  • The emergency pull cord alarm is within reach and fully functional.
  • There is not a coat hook.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s) (Upper First Floor Corridor)

  • 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 off the upper first floor corridor, ahead and left as you leave the Scenic Lift.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the Scenic Lift.
    • 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.

Level Change (Second Floor - Council Chamber Viewing Gallery)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the second floor, as you leave the Chaney Lift.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are moderate to good.
  • The step(s) is/are 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 the right going up the step(s).

Second Floor - Council Chamber Viewing Gallery

  • This viewing gallery is located on the second floor.
  • There is fixed bench seating available.
  • There are up to 4 clearly marked steps without handrails to reach additional seating.
  • Photographs 6 and 7 show the council chamber from this viewing gallery.
  • Wheelchair users and people with walking difficulties who wish to attend council meetings can be accommodated in the Council Chamber by prior arrangement.

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.