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Tesco Horncastle Superstore

Watermill Road, Horncastle, LN9 5DR

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Summary

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a colleague available for help and assistance.
  • For help and assistance please go to the checkouts or approach a colleague around the store.
  • This store is part of the Sunflower Lanyard Scheme.
  • The Sunflower Lanyard Scheme helps people with hidden disabilities which aren’t always obvious – such as autism, dementia and visual or hearing impairments.
  • There is not a colleague trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • There is a/are wheelchair(s) and mobility/electric scooter(s) with large basket(s) attached available to borrow.
  • To obtain mobility aids please contact Customer Service.
  • There is a seat/chair available within the store.
  • There is a defibrillator in store.
  • The types of trolley available at this store include; standard (large), standard (shallow), standard (large) with baby seat and wheelchair attachable.
  • There is a water bowl available for assistance dogs.
  • There is not a Tesco Grocery Click+Collect service in the store.
  • There is not a portable hearing assistance system.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.

Parking

  • The store does have its own parking facilities.
  • The car park is located off Water Mill Road.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • Parking View
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • Blue Badge Parking View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 13 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 220cm x 469cm.
    • The Blue Badge parking bays have a marked zone to both sides and rear.
    • The marked zones are 90cm wide at the side, and 102cm wide at the rear.
  • Paying View
    • Parking charges apply.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment term signs do make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Payment machines are located at the side of the car park.
    • There is a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
    • Parking tickets are refundable for customers spending over £3 in store.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • Pedestrian walkways are available in the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance(s) is tarmac and flagstone/paving slabs.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Electric Vehicle Charging Points

  • There is a/are electric vehicle charging point(s) available.
  • The provider of the charging point(s) is BP Pulse.
  • The charging speed is unknown.
  • The electric vehicle charging point(s) is/are located to the freont left of the car park.
  • Colleagues are not able to provide assistance with the electric vehicle charging points.
  • There is/are 2 electric vehicle charging point(s).
  • The electric vehicle charging bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
  • The dimensions of the electric vehicle charging bay(s) surveyed are 270cm x 466cm.
  • The charging point(s) is/are located to the front as you approach the bay(s).
  • The height of the electric vehicle charging point controls/screen is 146cm.
  • The height of the electric vehicle charging point nozzle slot is 121cm.
  • The charging point(s) require tap and pay (contactless payment).
  • Parking charges apply after a limited time.
  • Payment signs are provided.
  • Payment signs are clearly presented.
  • Payment for charging is made at a payment machine.
  • Parking charges apply for electric vehicles if not actively charging.
  • There is not a/are not designated electric vehicle charging point(s) available for Blue Badge holders.

Approach (Car Park to Entrance)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There are bollards on the approach.
    • The height of the bollard(s) is 100cm.
    • The bollards have a visual identification band.
    • The minimum width between the bollards is 187cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a ramp/slope on the approach.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a steep gradient and has no handrails.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The ramp is created by a dropped kerb.

ATM(s)

  • The ATM(s) is/are located externally at the front right of the store.
  • The ATM(s) is/are 13m from the entrance.
  • There are bollards on the approach to the ATM(s).
  • The height of the bollard(s) is 96cm.
  • The bollards have a visual identification band.
  • The minimum width between the bollards is 140cm.
  • The controls/screen heights vary between 90cm and 121cm.
  • There is not a lowered ATM available.

Entrance

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the font of the store.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'HELLO'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance area which may look like a hole to some people.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 188cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 211cm.
    • There are security pillars at the entrance doors.
    • The security pillars do contrast visually with the flooring.
    • The minimum width between the security pillars is 177cm.
    • There is a/are hand sanitiser(s) in this area.
    • The height of the hand sanitiser(s) is/are 123cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.

Getting Around

  • Access and Circulation View
    • There is step-free access throughout the store.
    • The majority of aisle widths are 150cm+.
    • The minimum aisle width is 106cm.
    • Some aisles are obstructed by product bins. Some aisles are obstructed by structural columns.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Resting/seating areas are not available in this store.
    • A seat can be made available if required.
    • Background music is only played at certain times.
    • This store operates quiet times on Wednesday and Saturday from 09:00 - 10:00.
  • Signage View
    • Overhead aisle signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the store.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Comments View
    • There is a single product panel for Tesco Mobile products to the centre of the store, on the cards and gifts aisle.

Counter (Customer Services and Kiosk)

  • The counter is located to the left as you enter the store.
  • The counter is approximately 2m from the entrance.
  • The counter is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the counter.
  • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
  • The counter is clearly signed.
  • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the counter.
  • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
  • The lighting levels at the counter are good.
  • The height of the counter is 100cm.
  • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • The counter is staffed.
  • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system at the counter.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
  • The hearing assistance system was tested on 27/10/2021.
  • The hearing assistance system was working at the time of testing.

Checkouts

  • Checkout Area View
    • The checkout(s) is/are located to the right as you enter the store.
    • There is step-free access to the checkout(s).
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the checkout(s).
    • The checkout(s) is/are clearly signed.
    • The lighting levels at the checkout(s) are good.
    • There is a/are staffed checkout(s), self-service checkout(s) and basket only checkout(s).
  • Staffed Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the staffed checkout(s).
    • The staffed checkout(s) is/are placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the staffed checkout(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is not a lowered section at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the staffed checkout(s).
    • There is a/are hearing assistance system(s) at the staffed checkout(s).
    • The following staffed checkout(s) have a hearing assistance system; tills 5, 9, and 10.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) is/are signed.
    • Colleagues are trained to use the hearing assistance system(s).
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance systems were tested at the following staffed checkout(s); till 5.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were tested on 27/10/2021.
    • The hearing assistance system(s) was/were working at the time of testing.
  • Basket Only Checkout(s) View
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors at/behind the basket only checkout(s).
    • The basket only checkout(s) is/are placed in front of a plain background.
    • The height of the basket only checkout(s) is/are 91cm.
    • There is a lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) .
    • The height of the lowered section at the basket only checkout(s) is 72cm.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the lowered section of the basket only checkout(s).
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the basket only checkout(s).
    • There is not a/are not hearing assistance system(s) at the basket only checkout(s).
  • Self-Service Checkout(s) View
    • The controls/screen heights for the self-service checkout(s) vary between 65cm and 130cm.
    • The chip & pin card machines are accessible from the self-service checkout(s).
    • Colleagues can provide assistance with using the self-service checkout(s).

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.