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Howard Park and Gardens

Norton Way South, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 1NY

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Introduction

Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

Outside Access (Hillshott Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The width between the bollard is 153cm.
    • There are another two similar entrances located in the car park.

Level Change (Hillshott Car Park Entrance)

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

Outside Access (Rushby Mead Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Rushby Mead.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Rushby Mead Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Norton Way South Ramped Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Norton Way South.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.

Level Change (Norton Way South Ramped 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 (Norton Way South Stepped Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Norton Way South.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

Level Change (Norton Way South Stepped Entrance)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is/are 9 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Birds Hill / Norton Way South Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on the corner of Birds Hill and Norton Way South.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Immediately beyond the entrance the path spilts into two pathways.

Level Change (Birds Hill / Norton Way South 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.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are easy slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes throughout then grassed asn paddling pool areas.
    • The children's play area is on a grass and bark surface.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times when using the paddling pools.

Counter (Refreshment Kiosk)

  • The counter is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the car park entrance.
  • There is not level access to the counter from the entrance.
  • The height of the counter is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The height of the counter is low (76cm or below).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Fixed picnic tables are available in front of the kiosk.
    • The height of the table is 79cm.
    • The height of the bench is 49cm.
    • The tables and chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Opening Times View
    • The venue has seasonal opening times.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • 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 12m (13yd 4in) from the car park entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located ahead as you enter the venue, in the toilet block.
    • There is not level access to this 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 twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 97cm (3ft 2in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 252cm (4ft 9in x 8ft 3in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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 sensor.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is a push button alarm in this cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 106cm (3ft 6in).
    • 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 81cm (2ft 8in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

Level Change (Accessible Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the accessible toilet entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Unisex Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.