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Energise

Cornlands Road, Acomb, York, YO24 3DX

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Introduction

  • This venue contains a sports hall, swimming pool and gym.
  • The Community Room can be hired and is also used for additional sporting activities.
  • Activities at this venue include:.
  • Sportsability.
  • Tuesday 10:00-12:00, Age 15+ .
  • Tuesday 16:15-17:45, Age U15.
  • Cost £3.65 +15 & £2.80 U15 per session incl gymability session, Contact Energise 01904 55242 –energise@york.gov.uk.
  • Climability.
  • Second Tuesday of the month 19:00-20:00, age 15+.
  • Fourth Tuesday of the month 16:15-17:45, age U15.
  • cost £3.55 per session incl sportsability session, Contact Energise 01904 55242 –energise@york.gov.uk.
  • Danceability.
  • Wednesday 11:00-12:00, Age - All.
  • Cost £3.55 per session, Contact Energise 01904 55242 –energise@york.gov.uk.
  • Gymability.
  • Tuesday 11:00-12:00, age - All.
  • Cost £3.55 per session, Contact Energise 01904 55242 –energise@york.gov.uk.
  • Copmanthorpe Ability Counts FC.
  • Senior 16+ Friday 17:00-18:00 & Junior 8-16 Fridays 18:00-19:00.
  • Cost £30 yearly then £2.50 per session.
  • Contact Paul Bird 07721 672976 -sportscoach@talktalk.net.
  • Swimability.
  • Tuesday 10:20-11:55 & Sundays 15:00-15:55.
  • Age - All, cost £3.20 or £2.45 with York card, Contact Energise 01904 55242 –energise@york.gov.uk.
  • Halliwick Swimming Group.
  • Tuesday 10:45-11:45.
  • Age - All, cost £3.55, Contact Catherine Butt 07825 863007 -Catherine.butt@york.gov.uk.
  • Swim York-Junior Swimming Lessons.
  • Thursday 17:00-20:00.
  • Age 8+, cost 12 weeks term – first £20 then £57 per term, Contact Energise 01904 55242 –energise@york.gov.uk.

Opening Times

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:30.
  • Thursday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 18:00.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in York.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is York.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There are 4 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 525cm (9ft 10in x 17ft 3in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 45m (49yd) from the main accessible 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 uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The doors are single width.
    • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) 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 (Community Room)

  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments
    • There is a 2cm threshold at this entrance.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 3m (9ft 10in) from the front entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • 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 (Leisure Centre)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • 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.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • There is a portable hearing loop facility.
    • The Fitness Suite is equipped with adapted exercise equipment.

Inside Access (Community Room)

  • 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.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • 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.
    • The lighting level is bright.
  • Comments
    • There are additional changing rooms on the 1st floor.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the reception foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is 12m (13yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 115cm x 145cm (3ft 9in x 4ft 9in).
  • 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 lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Coffee Bar)

  • The following information is for the cafe.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is snacks and sandwiches.
  • Comments
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is available.
    • Drinking straws are available.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located to the rear of the foyer.
    • The fitness suite is 35m (38yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open automatically.
    • The opening is 150cm (4ft 11in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
  • Comments
    • The doors are push pad operated. .

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 35m (38yd) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the rear of the foyer.
    • There is level access to the 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 220cm x 230cm (7ft 3in x 7ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink 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 good.
    • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s)
    • The female toilets are located in the female changing room.
    • The female toilets are 32m (35yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s)
    • The male toilets are located in the male changing room.
    • The male toilets are 25m (27yd) from the accessible entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the male toilet.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the unisex standard changing room.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • 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.

Changing Places

  • Location and access
    • The facility is located to the rear of the foyer.
    • The facility is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features
    • You do not need a key for the facility.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 370cm x 375cm (12ft 2in x 12ft 4in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 170cm (5ft 7in).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook.
    • The facility toilet is peninsular.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the left.
    • The type of wash basin is fixed.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.
    • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • A privacy screen is not available.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is available.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

Standard Changing Room (Male and Female)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 35m (38yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 28m (31yd) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (16ft 5in) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the rear of the foyer.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • 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 in the grounds surrounding the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service can be requested.