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Herrington Country Park Car Park and Toilet Block

Herrington Country Park, New Herrington, Houghton-le-Spring, Tyne & Wear, DH4 7EL

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COVID-19 Information

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Sunderland.
  • The nearest Metro Station is South Hylton.

Parking (Main Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 365cm x 485cm (11ft 12in x 15ft 11in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the country park entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the country park 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.

Main Country Park Vehicle and Pedestrian Entrance / Exit

  • The main entrance / exit to the country park for vehicles and pedestrians is located off Chester Road.
  • There entrance road has two lanes.
  • The road has gates which are closed at dusk.
  • There is a footpath to both sides of the gates and road.
  • There are no gates on the footpath.
  • The clear width on the footpath to the left of the gates is 176cm.
  • The clear width on the footpath to the right of the gates is 89cm.

Access Point (Country Park Access Road Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located at the rear of the car park, next to the access road.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • The width at the lower part of the entrance is 112cm. The width at the upper part of the entrance is 32cm.

Access Point (Country Park Entrance)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located to the right hand side of the car park.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is an open gap for access.
    • The width at the lower part of the entrance is 112cm. The width at the upper part of the entrance is 32cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located Toilet Block Entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • There are no doors at this entrance.
    • The width of the door opening is 132cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter the toilet block.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the cafe.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 148cm x 215cm (4ft 10in x 7ft 1in).
    • 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 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not 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, clinical waste and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • 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 cannot 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 fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 74cm (2ft 5in).

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 to the left as you enter the toilet block.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the right as you enter the toilet block.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the toilet block entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle with wall mounted grab rails is available.
    • Lighting levels are medium.