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Beccles Lido

Puddingmoor, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9PL

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Location

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

Opening Times (27th May - 10th September)

  • Monday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 20:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 18:30.
  • Saturday 07:30 - 18:30.
  • Sunday 07:30 - 18:30.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the side of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 490cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 36m (39yd 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The road is generally quiet.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 5 shows the uneven road leading to the lido from the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • 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 both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).

Reception (Ticket Office)

  • The desk/counter is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a turnstyle on the left to enter and on the right to exit. There is also a gate entrance in the centre for easier access.
    • You must pay at the ticket office window before entering.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Comments View
    • There are some uneven areas surrounding the pool area as shown in photographs 1, 4, 5, 6 and 8.

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • The cafe is located behind the ticket office.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks cannot 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 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 70cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are 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 not clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Accessible Changing Room (Unisex)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located to the left after you enter the venue, then past the standard changing rooms.
  • The facility is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 102cm (3ft 4in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 267cm x 350cm (8ft 9in x 11ft 6in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • 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 emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • 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
    • There is a baby changing facility with a height of 75cm within the room.

Level Change (Accessible Changing Room)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the changing room entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.

Standard Changing Room (Unisex)

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the left after you enter the venue.
  • 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 15 single cubicle available here. The shower facilities are open plan.

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 hydraulic.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The pool is 30m in length, 15m in width and goes from 0.85m at the shallow end up to 3.70m in the deep end.

Swimming Pool (Children's 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 hydraulic.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 3 steps.
  • The steps do not have handrails.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • The children's pool is split into two parts, with the first part accessible by a ladder type entrance and the second part accessible by 3 steps.
    • Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • 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 to the left after you enter the venue and straight ahead beyond the standard changing rooms.
    • The female and male toilets are approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Standard Toilet)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the toilet cubicles.
  • There is/are 2 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 deep (18cm+).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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 area to the right as you enter the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.