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Forest Douzaine Room

Rue des Landes, Forest, Guernsey, GY8 0HF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include two meeting rooms, community room and kitchen.

Opening Times

  • Monday Closed.
  • Tuesday 19:00 - 20:00.
  • Wednesday Closed.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday Closed.
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within 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 not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • 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 at the front of the building.
  • There is stepped access at this entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 75cm.
  • The step(s) is/are located on the approach and in the doorway.
  • There is/are 4 step(s).
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.
  • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
  • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
  • Handrails are easy to grip.
  • Handrails do not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Outside Access (Side Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building.
  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is/are single width.
  • The door(s) is/are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 92cm.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 24m (26yd 9in) from the side entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is low (76cm or lower).
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Community Room

  • The community room is opposite reception, off the main corridor and close to meeting room two.
  • Access into the community room is via double width doors.
  • The doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are usually held open.
  • The width of the door opening is 145cm.
  • The community room is a multifunctional room.

Meeting Room

  • The meeting room is located at the rear of the venue, next to the kitchen.
  • Access into the kitchen is via a single door.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the opening is 82cm.
  • There is a large table in the centre of the room.
  • The height of the table is 74cm.
  • The chairs in the room do not have armrests.
  • Furniture can be moved.
  • There is not enough space for a wheelchair to manoeuvre
  • This room is for council meetings and various other meetings.

Meeting Room Two

  • The meeting room is located in the main corridor opposite the community room.
  • Access into the meeting room is via a single door.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • There is a table and chairs in the centre of the room.
  • The height of the table is 74cm.
  • The chairs do not have armrests.
  • There is not sufficient turning space for a wheelchair user.
  • This room is for council meetings and various other meetings on a smaller scale.

Kitchen

  • The kitchen is located in the main corridor towards the rear of the building.
  • Access into the kitchen is via a single door.
  • The door opens away for you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 82cm.
  • There are fixed work surfaces in the kitchen.
  • The height of the work surfaces range from 90cm to 140cm.
  • The facilities within the kitchen include a hob, cooker, kettle and sink.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
    • The toilet is not 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the side entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the corridor to the left as you enter from the side entrance.
    • 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 inwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 155cm x 220cm (5ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is not 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 88cm (2ft 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin 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 not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • 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 good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s)
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located in the main corridor to the left after the accessible toilet.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the side entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.