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King George V Memorial Playing Fields

Rue Cohu, Castel, Guernsey, GY5 7TB

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Ground Floor: Community Rooms
    First Floor: Sports Bar
    Second Floor: Guernsey Cricket.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 3G pitches, a Cricket Pitch, a Football Pitch, Practice Nets, and a Changing Pavilion.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Opening Times

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

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 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 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 240cm x 481cm (7ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 13m (14yd 8in) 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 uneven surfaces.
    • 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 (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, leading from the Car Park.
    • There is step-free 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.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Comments View
    • There are wooden bollards just before the entrance.
    • The bollards do contrast with the tarmac.
    • The bollards are 174cm wide.

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 Sports Bar during some events.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Community Rooms

  • There are 2 Community Rooms.
  • The Community Rooms are located on the ground floor, at the rear of the building as you enter.
  • The room surveyed was the Lansdowne Room.
  • The room is 10m from the Main Entrance.
  • The doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single with a locked extension leaf.
  • The door opening width is 88cm.
  • The door is heavy.
  • There is level access into the room.
  • There is level access within the room.
  • The room layout varies depending on the event taking place.
  • There are tables and chairs.
  • The height of the tables is 70cm.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.

Polling Station

  • Castel parishioners can vote at the Castel Douzaine room or the KGV Club House or the Princess Royal Performing Arts Centre or at St Sampson's High School or Princess Royal Performing Arts Centre.
  • All polling stations are open from 8am - 8pm.
  • All registered voters may opt for a postal vote. You can apply for a postal vote online, or by requesting an application form from the Election Office 01481 747 579.

Eating and Drinking (Sports Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor, immediately ahead as you exit the lift.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • 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 lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 106cm (3ft 6in).
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are not welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are hand held 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.

Eating and Drinking (Terrace Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the Terrace, overlooking the Sports Field.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • 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.
  • All chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Sports Pitch.
  • The standard height for tables is 82cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are not welcomed in the bar area.
  • Comments View
    • This is a Bar serving drinks only.
    • The Terrace Bar is only available if hired for a specific function.
    • The tables are picnic benches.

Level Change (Terrace Bar)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the side of the Sports Pitch, leading to the Terrace Bar.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 146cm (4ft 9in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the front right of the Terrace Bar, leading to the Upper Terrace and Sports Bar.
  • There is/are 15+ step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not 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.
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

Playing Fields

  • There is level access to the Playing Fields.
  • There is a Cricket Pitch and a Football Area.
  • The field is level.
  • There is a block paved Viewing Area.
  • There are concrete bench seats around the Viewing Area.
  • There are picnic tables on a block paved patio to the right hand side of the building.
  • The height of the picnic tables is 69cm.
  • The 3G Pitches and Practice Nets are located to the front right of the Complex.

Level Change (3G Pitches and Lord's Taverners Pavilion Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading from the pitches to the accessible toilet.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Standard Changing Room (Lord's Taverners Pavilion)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 55m (60yd 5in) from the Car Park.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Cricket Pitch.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located in the Lord's Taverners Pavilion.
  • 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 4 changing rooms in the Pavilion, 2 at the front and 2 at the rear.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1 and 2.
    • 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 right going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located along the corridor to the right, as you enter the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1 and 2.
  • Wall mounted information boards are not provided at lift landings.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the Main Entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 108cm x 145cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of 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.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor. Right Hand Transfer)

  • 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 waste paper pedal 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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.

Accessible Toilet (Lord's Taverners Pavilion. Right Hand Transfer)

  • 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 70m (76yd 1ft) from the Car Park.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the Lord's Taverners Pavilion, on the outer wall.
    • 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 133cm x 218cm (4ft 4in x 7ft 2in).
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • There is/are 1 male toilet(s) located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
  • There is/are 1 female toilet(s) located on the ground floor in the corridor on the right as you enter via the Main Entrance.
  • There is/are 3 shared toilet(s) toilet(s) located on the ground floor, at the rear right of the building between the Spensley and Lansdown Rooms.
  • The type of signage on or near the standard toilet door(s) is written.
  • Ambulant toilet cubicles are not available.
  • There is not a male standard toilet with a lowered urinal.
  • The wash basin tap types in standard toilets are lever.
  • The lighting levels are good in the male and female standard toilets.
  • Comments View
    • There is a larger standard toilet in the corridor between the Spensley Room and Lansdown Room.
    • This standard toilet has a baby change unit.
    • The baby change unit is wall mounted and is a flip down unit.
    • The height of the unit is fixed at 85cm.

Additional Info

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