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Chafford Sports Complex

Lambs Lane South, Rainham, Essex, RM13 9DX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Swimming pool, fitness suite and sports hall.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Football pitches.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Rainham.
  • 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 Rainham.

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.
    • There are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 315cm x 480cm (10ft 4in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 75m (82yd) from the main entrance.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 168cm (5ft 6in) 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Side Entrance)

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

Level Change (Side Entrance to football pitch)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance leading to the pitch.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Customers cannot charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is hydraulic.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 18:00 - 22:00..
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00..
    • Wednesday 19:00 - 22:00..
    • Thursday 18:00 - 20:00..
    • Friday Closed.
    • Saturday 08:00 - 12:00..
    • Sunday 08:00 - 12:00..

Fitness Suite

  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 09:00 - 22:00..
    • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00..
    • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00..
    • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00..
    • Friday 09:00 - 19:00..
    • Saturday 08:00 - 15:00..
    • Sunday 08:00 - 15:00..

Standard Changing Room (Wetside)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 6m (19ft 8in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 4m (13ft 1in) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (26ft 3in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left of reception.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Standard Changing Room (Dry Side)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 7m (22ft 12in) from the side entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 8m (26ft 3in) from the fitness suite.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the right of the side entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • 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 no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of the swimming pool.
    • 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 175cm x 183cm (5ft 9in x 6ft).
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are not mirrors.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 40cm (1ft 4in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a second accessible toilet door.
    • The width of the second accessible toilet door is 80cm.
    • The door is locked by a sliding lock.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.