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Thurrock Football Club

South Way, Ship Lane, Aveley, Essex, RM19 1YN

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Access Guide

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Introduction

  • Please be aware that this access guide was surveyed on a ‘non-match’ day, and that disabled supporters have advised us that on a busy match day/night the access experience can vary. We would encourage you to fully research this with the club concerned before attending a fixture.
  • If you require further information or would like to know more please visitThe National Association of Disabled Supporters (NADS)website at:.
  • www.nads.org.uk.
  • NADS is the national registered charity which represents the views, issues and concerns of disabled football supporters to football and governmental authorities and provides independent advice on disability issues as they affect the football, cricket and rugby communities.
  • Their key objectives are to promote an inclusive agenda, raise disability awareness through sport and ensure an equality of experience for all fans.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times.
  • Comments View
    • For activities, matches and timings please see the venue's website.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Aveley.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Chafford Hundred.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) 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.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the area allocated for Blue Badge holders.

Outside Access (Clubhouse - Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 162cm (5ft 4in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are light.
    • The door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Clubhouse - Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Turnstiles)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the car park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 50cm (1ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The width is reduced to 48cm by the turnstile.
    • There is access for wheelchair users next to the clubhouse.

Outside Access (Changing Rooms)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the end of the pitch.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Changing Rooms)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Sports Ground

  • Non-Segregated Seating View
    • Home and Away wheelchair users do not have separate seating areas.
    • Wheelchair users do not have a designated accessible seating area.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The accessible toilet is located within the clubhouse.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • Suitable areas for mobility impaired walkers is located in the front row of the stand.

Eating and Drinking (Clubhouse)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 120m (131yd) from the ground entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the pitch.
  • The standard changing rooms are located are the far end of the ground.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Changing Rooms)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Changing Rooms)

Standard Toilet(s) (Clubhouse)

Accessible Toilet (Clubhouse)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • 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.
    • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 161cm x 195cm (5ft 3in x 6ft 5in).
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted 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 are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Children are welcomed at the venue.