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Charlton Park

Charlton Park Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8RE

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include rugby pitches, football pitches, cricket pitches, changing pavilion, a cafe, playground, outdoor gym, gardens and a refreshment kiosk.
  • Comments
    • The park is generally opened from 8am until dusk. .
    • The toilet block has reduced opening hours due to anti-social activity.
    • They are generally open from at least 9:00 - 15:00.
    • The cafe and refreshment kiosk opening hours also vary accoring to the season and weather.
    • Both facilities are open every day of the week.
    • The team changing pavilion is open at weekends or when matches are playing.
    • The pavilion was closed for refurbishment at the time of our survey (February 2015).

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Charlton.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 440cm x 560cm (14ft 5in x 18ft 4in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the access point into the park at the end of the car park.
    • The furthest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the access point into the park at the end of the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • This car park is located at the eastern end of the park, off Charlton Park Lane.
    • It is close to a school and hospital and is often full on weekdays.
    • There is direct access from the car park onto footpaths into the park.
    • The car park is located near to the changing pavilion and playground.
    • There is a public car park off Torrance Close, which is off Charlton Park Road.
    • There is also some on-street parking in Cemetery Lane, Canberra Road and Charlton Park Lane.

Outside Access (Charlton Park Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Charlton Park Road, opposite Charlton Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 350cm (11ft 6in) wide.

Level Change (Charlton Park Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Outside Access (Canberra Road Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Canberra 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 270cm (8ft 10in).

Level Change (Canberra Road Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Outside Access (Cemetery Lane Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Cemetery Lane.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 280cm (9ft 2in) wide.

Inside Access

  • There are wide, easy to moderate tarmac paths throughout the park.
  • Near the Charlton Park Road entrance is an area with outdoor gym equipment and two table tennis tables.

Playground

  • There is an enclosed playground at the eastern end of the park, near the car park.
  • There are heavy outwards opening gates 130cm wide.
  • The playground is generally level with some uneven areas.
  • Play equipment which might be suitable for disabled children includes a level access roundabout.
  • There are benches and picnic benches in the playground. Most are located on grassed areas.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Old Cottage Coffee Shop)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the cafe entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 meals and snacks.
  • Comments
    • The café is located close to the Charlton Park Road entrance and the toilet block.
    • There is level access with a small raised threshold at the entrance.
    • The double doors are held open.
    • In fine weather, there is additional seating with arm rests outside the venue.
    • There is also a refreshments kiosk at the changing pavilion next to the playground (picture 5).
    • There is a medium unmarked step up to the kiosk.
    • Opening times vary according to the season and weather.
  • Opening Times
    • Monday 07:30 - 14:30.
    • Tuesday 07:30 - 14:30.
    • Wednesday 07:30 - 14:30.
    • Thursday 07:30 - 14:30.
    • Friday 07:30 - 14:30.
    • Saturday 07:30 - 14:30.
    • Sunday 10:30 - 14:30.

Outside Access (Toilet Block Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the male and female toilets.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 90cm (2ft 11in) wide.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Charlton Park Road entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located within the female toilet block.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is not a unisex toilet.
    • This is a female facility.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 250cm (7ft 5in x 8ft 2in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 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 lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not an emergency alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are 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
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • 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 medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the male and female accessible toilet cubicles.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 94cm (3ft 1in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located in the toilet block near the Charlton Park Road entrance.
    • The female and male toilets are 20m (21yd 2ft) from the Charlton Park Road entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Approach to Toilet Block)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located from the Charlton Park Road entrance towards the toilet block.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

Additional Info

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located on grassed areas, away from pitches and the playground.
  • Comments
    • Water for dogs can be provided when the cafe is open.