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Bletchley Leisure Centre

Princes Way, Bletchley, Milton Keynes, MK2 2HQ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include : a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, fitness suite, sports hall, squash courts, dance studio, multi function rooms, indoor bowls rink and a cafe.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Friday 06:00 - 22:30.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 19:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 21:30.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Bletchley.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Fenny Stratford.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

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 back of the venue.
    • The car park type is multi storey.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 550cm (11ft 6in x 18ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 15m (16yd) from the car park entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 42m (46yd) from the car park 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height is 210.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Other Floors (Car Park)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is bright.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift (Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located opposite the entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3.
  • The lift is 3m (9ft 10in) from car park entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 160cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 217cm (7ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (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.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 208cm (6ft 10in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 205cm (6ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park 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.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 16m (17yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.
  • Comments View
    • There is a 118cm wide gate and turnstiles, 51cm wide, located next to the reception desk.
    • These give access to the dry side area of the centre.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the fitness suite.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.
  • Comments View
    • Photograph 1 shows the main sports hall.
    • Photograph 2 shows the indoor bowls rink on the second floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The lighting level is medium.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located just past the turnstiles next to reception.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 22m (24yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 139cm x 153cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 0in).
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • The fitness suite is 11m (12yd) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 160cm (5ft 3in) wide.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite has attained IFI level two.
    • A number of staff have received IFI Mark standard Disability Equity Training.
    • IFI accredited equipment is available.
    • For example: treadmill, upright cycle, recumbent cycle, upper body ergometer, leg curl, leg extension, upper body multi-station and small equipment package.
    • IFI equipment includes free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is available for induction.
    • Staff are trained to use the portable hearing loop.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is not level access to all of the equipment.
    • Link to IFI websitehttp://www.inclusivefitness.org.

Level Change (Fitness Studio)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located just inside the entrance to the suite.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Beaumont's Cafe)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 67cm (2ft 2in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 68cm (2ft 3in).
  • Menus are wall 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 snacks.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • The ramp leading into the pool has handrails on both sides.

Level Change (Pool Veiwing Area)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading up to the designated seating area.
  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Pool Viewing Area)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located leading to the pool viewing area, off the cafe.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • The lift is 20m (22yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 92cm x 140cm (3ft 0in x 4ft 7in).
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • Comments View
    • The lift gives access to the designated seating in the pool viewing area.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located directly to the right of the main entrance as you enter, by the multi function rooms.
    • 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 reception.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 125cm x 252cm (4ft 1in x 8ft 3in).
    • There is not a clear 150cm x 150cm manoeuvring space in the accessible toilet.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • 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.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are 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 a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 109cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the external 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 bright.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located opposite reception.
  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 2m (6ft 7in) from the pool.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • The family changing cubicles contain 90cm high baby change tables.

Standard Shower (Wet Side)

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

Accessible Changing Room (Wet Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located in the corner of the standard changing area.
  • There is level access to the changing room.
  • The accessible changing room is 21m (23yd) from the pool.
  • The accessible changing room is 36m (39yd) from the reception desk.
  • The accessible changing room is 52m (57yd) from the main entrance.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 227cm x 290cm (7ft 5in x 9ft 6in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower, handrails, a changing table and a manual hoist.
  • Other facilities available are a toilet and a functional alarm.

Accessible Shower (Wet Side)

  • Adapted showers are also available in the family changing cubicles.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left of reception, past the turnstiles.
  • The standard changing room is 31m (34yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 32m (35yd) from the sports hall.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Shower (Dry Side)

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located in the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.
  • Comments View
    • The showers contain a lowered shower with an adjustable shower head and a 50cm wide flip down seat.

Accessible Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located to the right of reception, past the turnstiles.
  • The accessible changing room is 34m (37yd) from the sports hall.
  • The accessible changing room is 12m (13yd) from the reception desk.
  • The accessible changing room is 28m (31yd) from the main entrance.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 255cm x 315cm (8ft 4in x 10ft 4in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower, handrails, a changing table and a manual hoist.
  • Other facilities available are toilets and functional alarms.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 adapted changing rooms available here, only 1 of which has a changing table.
    • 2 of the other changing rooms contain baby change tables, 90cm high.

Accessible Shower (Dry Side)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located in the adapted changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.
  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.
  • Plastic cups are available.
  • Plastic cutlery is available.
  • Drinking straws are available on request.
  • Comments View
    • The photograph shows the wheelchair adapted to be used on the indoor bowls rink.