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Ashton Park

Westbourne Road, West Kirby, Wirral, CH48 4DH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include woodland walks, a lake, children's play area and sports facilities.
  • Comments
    • Ashton Park is located in West Kirby. The park has an upper and lower section, as the park is divided by the Wirral Trail footpath. The upper section of the park is accessed via Carpenter's Lane and the lower section by Hilbre Road and Church Road. There is a footbridge linking the two sections of the park.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is West Kirby.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Carpenter's Lane Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Carpenter's Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to the upper section of the park.

Level Change (Carpenter's Lane Access Point)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Egerton Road Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Egerton Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to the upper section of the park.

Level Change (Egerton Road Access Point)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Hilbre Road / Church Road Access Point)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of Hilbre Road / Church Road.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 300cm (9ft 10in).
  • Comments
    • This entrance gives access to the lower section of the park.

Level Change (Hilbre Road / Church Road Access Point)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path leading to the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.
  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments
    • There are tarmac pathways giving access to all areas of the park.
    • There is bench seating around the footpaths.
    • Bench seating is located around the lake.

Footbridge

  • The footbridge gives access to the lower and upper sections of the park.
  • There is a moderate slope on the pathways leading to the footbridge entrance.

Children's Play Area

  • Access into the children’s play area is via a single gate.
  • The gate opens towards you (pull).
  • The gate is heavy.
  • The width of the gate opening is 110cm.
  • There surface in the play area is tarmac and grassed, with soft mat landing around the play equipment.
  • There are benches and picnic tables within the play area.

Sports Pitches

  • Within the park grounds are enclosed areas with 2 tennis courts, five a side pitches/basketball area, and football pitch with a grassed step seating area overlooking the football pitch.

Accessible Toilet (Toilet Block)

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 37m (40yd 1ft) from the Hilbre Road / Church Road access point.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the toilet block.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 187cm x 267cm (6ft 2in x 8ft 9in).
    • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).
    • 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 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 female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • 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 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).
    • 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
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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 bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Toilet Block)