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Robin Hood Cemetery and Crematorium

Streetsbrook Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 3NL

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About this venue

Opened in 1917, the cemetery covers an area of 45 acres, a Cemetery Chapel was constructed in 1931, the extensive grounds consist of ancient woodland, with traditional graves, lawn graves, cremated remains graves, remembrance gardens set aside for the scattering of cremated remains and specialised memorial areas where a wide range of memorials are available. The Crematorium was opened in 1958 and the chapel was modified and extended in 2017. The chapel can accommodate up to 80 people seated and 120 people standing.

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a remembrance room, remembrance gardens, the chapel waiting room and Commonwealth War Graves.
  • Comments View
    • There are dedicated memorials in the grounds for babies who passed around the time of their birth, commissioned by Solihull SANDS.

COVID-19 Information

  • The information in this section was taken in June 2021.
  • There are separate doors for entering and exiting.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 134cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There are additional wall mounted and hand held sanitisers throughout the various buildings within the cemetery.
  • 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.
  • The pews in the chapel can be rearranged to comply with Covid-19 regulations.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • Toilets are available.
  • For more information about the measures in place for Covid-19 please click here (new tab) .

Location

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

Ground Opening Times

  • Cemetery grounds are open:
  • November to January - 09:00 to 16:15.
  • February, March and October - 09:00 to 17:00.
  • April to September - 09:00 to 16:00.
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays - opens at 10:00 and close at the same seasonal times as above.
  • Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day - 10:00 to 14:30.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located on the path leading to the chapel and around the cemetery grounds.
    • 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 570cm x 240cm (18ft 8in x 7ft 10in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the chapel entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the chapel 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 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.

Outside Access (Chapel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the chapel.
    • 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 (away from you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 113cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 190cm.
    • 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) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 138cm.
    • 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 to the left and right 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.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 5, 6 and 7 show the ramp to the right of the entrance.
    • This ramp has level access onto the ramp, as seen in photograph 5.
    • Photographs 8 ,9 10 and 11 show the ramp to the left of the entrance.
    • There is a shallow kerb to access this ramp, as seen in photograph 8.

Outside Access (Chapel Exit)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located inside to the left of the chapel.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 136cm.
    • 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) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 142cm.
    • 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 to the right as you exit from the second entrance door.
    • 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 140cm (4ft 7in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located beyond the exit.
    • There is/are 6 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 13cm.
    • 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 not easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
  • Comments View
    • At the end of the service these doors will be held open.
    • Wheelchair users or people with mobility problems can exit via the entrance.

Inside Access (Chapel)

  • 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 tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 09/06/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played depending on services.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 6 clearly marked steps without handrails to the right of the chapel leading to additional seating, as seen in photograph 4.
    • The height of these steps is 13cm.
    • There are 2 clearly marked steps without handrails at the front of the church.
    • The height of these steps is 13cm.

Chapel Waiting Area

  • The chapel waiting area is to the front of the main chapel entrance.
  • There are 2 sets of automatic doors that open outwards and are 160cm wide.
  • There is level access to the waiting room.

Level Change (Chapel Waiting Area)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located to the right of the waiting room.
  • There is/are 5 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not 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 both sides.
  • Comments View
    • These steps can be avoided by using the route to the left of the chapel waiting room, as seen in photograph 3.

Cemetery and Remembrance Gardens

  • The remembrance gardens are located to the rear of the toilet block.
  • There are 3 deep steps with a handrail in the centre leading down into the gardens.
  • The pathway bypasses the steps.
  • The paths around the cemetery and remembrance gardens have tarmac and concrete surfaces.
  • The majority of the paths are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • Some of the paths are uneven.
  • There are benches situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Some of the areas can only be reached by going on the grass.
  • There are taps located throughout the cemetery, as seen in photographs 13 and 14.
  • The taps are twist and turn and are 95cm high.

Remembrance Room

  • The remembrance room is located in the grounds to the rear of the chapel.
  • There are 2 single entrance doors.
  • The first door opens towards you automatically by push pad.
  • This door is 79cm wide and the push pad is 95cm high, as seen in photograph 1.
  • The second entrance door opens away from you automatically by push pad.
  • This door is 80cm wide and the push pad is 100cm high, as seen in photograph 2.
  • There are chairs with armrests available.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the chapel.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 84cm.
    • 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 leading to the toilet block 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 a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 132cm (4ft 4in).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the toilet block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the toilet block.
    • There is not 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 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 197cm x 200cm (6ft 6in 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 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 a/are sanitary and clinical 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 not located where it is reachable.
    • 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

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 in the grass areas around the grounds.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.