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Calverley Grounds

Mountfield Gardens, Tunbridge Wells, TN1 1SJ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a children's play area and cafe.

COVID-19 Information (The Inside)

  • The information in this section was taken in October 2020.
  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are hand held.
  • The height of the hand sanitiser is 48cm.
  • The height of the hand sanitisers range between 48cm and 100cm.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at desks/counters.
  • Toilets are available.
  • The venue is not certified with the 'We’re Good To Go’ COVID-19 industry standard.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Tunbridge Wells.

Access Point (Mountfield Gardens)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located Mountfield Gardens.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • This is no gate at this access point.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located immediately after the access point leading down to the grounds.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Parks and Gardens

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

Children's Play Area

  • There is a children's play area located next to The Inside Café. This area is accessed through heavy, manual gates that open away from you with a width of 100cm.
  • The play area ground is a mixture of soft ground tiles, grass/soil and wood chippings.
  • There are a variety of children's play fixtures, including slides, climbing frames and swings.
  • There are assorted seats available within the area.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks. View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is The Great Hall Car Park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available within the car park.
  • 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.
    • The dimensions of the standard marked parking bays are 350cm x 400cm (11ft 6in x 13ft 1in).
    • Standard marked parking bays are located on Mountfield Gardens.
  • Comments View
    • Although this is mainly residents parking, anyone can park there with a time limit of up to 1 hour.
    • The Great Hall Car Park is within 200m of the main entrance but not the Mountfield Gardens entrance. For more information please click here.

Outside Access (The Inside)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the venue.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 60cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located at the main entrance.
    • There is/are 2 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 11cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a ramped accessible entrance leading to the toilet only. This entrance was out of order at the time of the survey (October 2020).

Eating and Drinking (The Inside)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the far right as you enter from the Mountfield Gardens access point.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 11:00 - 16:00.
    • Tuesday 11:00 - 16:00.
    • Wednesday 11:00 - 16:00.
    • Thursday 11:00 - 16:00.
    • Friday 11:00 - 16:00.
    • Saturday 11:00 - 16:00.
    • Sunday 11:00 - 16:00.

Accessible Toilet (The Inside)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the accessible entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located immediately after the accessible entrance.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 220cm (5ft 3in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • 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 sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • 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 is higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • 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 47cm (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 poor.
    • 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 moderate to good.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • Comments View
    • The water for assistance dogs can be found at The Inside café.