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Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre

Moorland Drive, Stocksbridge, Sheffield, S36 1EG

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a swimming pool, fitness suite, sports hall, indoor bowls, cafe, squash courts, and a meeting room.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in June 2021.
  • There is not a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 133cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are floor markings, freestanding signs, and wall mounted signage throughout the building to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Protective sacreens are located at the reception desk and at the till in the café.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 13:00.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located in front and to the left of the building.
    • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 228cm x 470cm (7ft 6in x 15ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 44m (48yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 68m (74yd 1ft) from the 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does 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 a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front right of the building.
  • Comments View
    • Some of the dropped kerbs have tactile paving.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 157cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left 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 width of the ramp/slope is 137cm (4ft 6in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 8 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 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • There is a slight to steep slope leading to the steps with a width of 1m.
    • There is level access to the steps from the right hand side of the pavement (shown in photographs 11 and 12).

Outside Access (Swimming Pool Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear left of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped and stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the 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.
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 3cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • Cars can pull round to the bottom of the slope and a member of staff can open the doors for the customer.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 3m (3yd 10in) 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 good.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the gym.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • There are vending machines in the wet side area (shown in photographs 9 and 10).

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the left as you enter via the main entrance.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 55cm (1ft 10in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 111cm (3ft 8in).
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are wall only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is additional outdoor seating which is only open at certain times.

Level Change (Wet Side)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the left hand corridor of the building, leading from reception to the wet side area.
  • There is/are 13 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the step(s).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Wet Side)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the left hand corridor of the building, leading from reception to the wet side area.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 79cm x 125cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 1in).
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • 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 moderate to good.

Swimming Pool (Training Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 6 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Swimming Pool (Main Pool)

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Level Change (Dry Side)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the right hand corridor of the building, leading from reception to the dry side area.
  • There is/are 9 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).
  • There is a lift to access this area/service.
  • The lift does bypass the step(s).

Lift (Dry Side)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the right hand corridor of the building, leading from reception to the dry side area.
  • The lift is a stair lift.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 79cm x 125cm (2ft 7in x 4ft 1in).
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • 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 moderate to good.

Other Floors

  • 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 deep (18cm+).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are the fitness suite.
  • Comments View
    • These stairs are shown in photographs 1 - 4.
    • There are similar stairs in the wet side area leading to the swimming viewing gallery which have hand rail on the right only for the first 9 steps (shown in photographs 5 - 8).

Fitness Suite (First Floor)

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 2m (2yd 7in) from the top of the stairs.
    • There is not step free access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The opening is 69cm (2ft 3in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes a crossover pulley, hand bike and free weights.
    • A portable hearing assistance system is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Comments View
    • The door is double with one door locked.
    • Additional equipment is located along the corridor to the right as you exit the stairs (shown in photograph 6).

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located ahead as you enter via the swimming pool entrance.
  • The facility is 1m (3ft 3in) from the swimming pool entrance.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The width of the door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 178cm x 255cm (5ft 10in x 8ft 4in).
  • The toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is not a lateral transfer space.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 43cm (1ft 5in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The tap type is twist/turn.
  • There is not a mixer tap.
  • There is not an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a shower chair.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible changing room is located to the rear left of the building as you enter via the main entrance, through the standard wet side changing rooms.
    • The swimming pool entrance is used to give direct access to this changing room.

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side - Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the wet side lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear left of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via an easy slope / ramp.
  • Comments View
    • There are a number of baby change tables throughout the changing room with heights between 75cm and 98cm.
    • There are some family cubicles which contain a baby change table.
    • There is a gutter throughout the changing room which may create a trip hazard.

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side - Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the wet side lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear left of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • There are some larger cubicles in the changing room.
    • There are a number of baby change tables in the changing room with heights between 72cm and 95cm.
    • There is a gutter running through the changing room which may create a trip hazard.

Accessible Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located at the right hand side of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
  • The facility is 17m (18yd 1ft) from the dry side lift.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a lever twist.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 230cm x 289cm (7ft 7in x 9ft 6in).
  • The toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is not a changing bench.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There are fixed bench seats in the changing room.
    • There are dropdown rails on both sides of the shower.
    • There is a fully functional emergency alarm for the shower.
    • The toilet is contained within its own cubicle in the changing room, the door to the cubicle is the same as the door to the changing room.
    • There is a baby change within the changing room.
    • The height of the baby change when extended is 93cm.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side - Female)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the dry side lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 27m (29yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the right hand side of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side - Male)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the dry side lift.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the right hand side of the building as you enter via the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change table in the toilet of this changing room.
    • The height of the baby change table when extended is 97cm.

Accessible Toilet (Reception)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor of the building, to the right as you enter via the main entrance, in the reception area.
    • 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 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 217cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not 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 not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 good.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet cubicle.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Reception)

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on the grassed areas around the building.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.