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Needham Lakes

Coddenham Road, Needham Market, Suffolk, IP6 8NU

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Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Needham Market.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Coddenham Road.
    • 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 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 230cm x 410cm (7ft 7in x 13ft 5in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 1m (3ft 3in) from the Coddenham Road Car Park 1 entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Coddenham Road Car Park 1 entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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.
  • Comments View
    • There is an alternate car park available further along Coddenham Road (shown in photographs 3 to 6).

Access Point (Coddenham Road Car Park 1)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located in front of the blue badge parking bays.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is stepped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 156cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the bollards.
    • 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.

Access Point (Coddenham Road Car Park 2)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located on the front left side of the alternate car park.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 153cm.
    • There are bollards at this access point.
    • This entrance is followed by the Level Change Bridge if you wish to access the majority of the venue.

Access Point (Station Yard Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located along Station Yard.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 125cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • Comments View
    • The entrance is only 170cm high.
    • This entrance can also be accessed along Jubilee Crescent (shown in photograph 6).

Access Point (Crown Street Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the end of Crown Street.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is no gate at this access point.
    • The width of the gap is 98cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac and muddy surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight, steep and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

Level Change (Bridge)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in between the alternate car park and the majority of the venue.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is steep.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 126cm (4ft 2in).

Children's Play Area

  • There is a Children's Play Area located to the right of the main car park and there is another play area to the left of the alternate car park.
  • There is level and open access to both play areas and the flooring is a mixture of mud, grass and rubber mats.

Accessible Toilet (Left 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Coddenham Road Car Park 1 entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the front of the toilet building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 151cm x 221cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).
    • 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 80cm (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 fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The height of the coat hook is 168cm from the floor.
  • 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 does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 34cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • 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.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the left side of the toilet building.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the Coddenham Road Car Park 1 entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the female toilets are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the right side of the toilet building.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 25m (27yd 1ft) from the Coddenham Road Car Park 1 entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels in the male toilets are good.

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 throughout the venue (but it must be picked up).
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Home visits / services are not available.