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Newmarket Community Unit

Old Magistrates Court, 1 Lisburn Road, Newmarket, Suffolk, CB8 8HS

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a hall, meeting room, sensory room and kitchen.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Newmarket.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Newmarket.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is not a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are available.
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Vicarage Road, next to the unit.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Parking is also available on Lisburn Road, outside the unit.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 132cm (4ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 83cm (2ft 9in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There is bell, 155 cm high, at the entrance.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 112cm (3ft 8in).
  • Comments View
    • There is also a small threshold and short moderate ramp just inside entrance (shown in photograph 2).

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The unisex toilets are located on the right hand side of the building as you enter.
    • Unisex toilets are 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the unisex toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • This toilet has a large cubicle, a grab rail fitted and the door both ways.
    • The accessible shower is also located in this cubicle.
    • There is another unisex toilet located at the rear of the building.
    • This has a smaller cubicle (shown in photograph 2).

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the large unisex toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents can be requested in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.