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Meadowmill Sports Centre

Meadowmill, Tranent, East Lothian, EH33 1LZ

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include Basketball, Badminton, Carpet Bowls, Mini Tennis, Table Tennis and Aerobics.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include Athletics Track, Grass Sports Pitches, Synthetic Pitches, Soccer and Hockey.

Opening Times

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 09:00 - 17:00.
  • Sunday 09:00 - 17:00.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Tranent.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Prestonpans.

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 building.
    • 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 6 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 455cm x 500cm (14ft 11in x 16ft 5in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 57m (62yd 1ft) from the main 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • 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 at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open automatically.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading down from the car park to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments
    • Some wheelchair users may need assistance with this ramp.

Outside Access (Athletics Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Athletics Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • Comments
    • This ramp also leads to the rear accessible toilets.
    • There are some long slopes leading to the sports pitches and athletics track.

Reception

  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the gym.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • There is level access to front row hall spectator seating.
    • There is space for wheelchairs at both sides of the seating areas.

Level Change (Main Hall)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in the main corridor leading to the main hall.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are located in the main corridor leading to the main hall.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the right going up.
  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite
    • The fitness suite is located on the right past reception.
    • The fitness suite is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 152cm (4ft 12in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General)
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes weight lifting equipment, tactile controls.
    • 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.
  • Comments
    • There is a weight training room closer to reception which has a short steep slope onto the rubber floor area.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • 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 cannot be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the service counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The type of food served here is snacks.

Sports Ground (Athletics Track)

  • Non-Segregated Seating
    • Wheelchair users have a designated accessible seating area.
    • There is level access to the designated seating area.
    • Wheelchair seating is located beside the athletics track stand.
    • The view from this area is good.
    • A companion can sit beside / near you.
    • Accessible toilets are available.
    • The closest accessible toilet to the seating area is 125m (136yd 2ft).
    • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the building near the athletics entrance.
    • There is not an audio description service.
    • There is level access to front row seating and trackside standing areas.
  • Comments
    • There are 6 clearly marked medium steps with no handrails leading up to further seating.

Accessible Toilet

  • Location and Access
    • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located off the main corridor past reception.
    • 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 156cm x 180cm (5ft 1in x 5ft 11in).
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • 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 in the cubicle.
    • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
    • It is not a push button style of alarm.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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.
    • 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 43cm (1ft 5in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in) high.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser 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 can 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • 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 92cm (3ft).
  • Comments
    • There are 2 further accessible toilets at the rear of the building offering transfer space on either side.
    • The rear toilets are located near the athletics entrance and accessed from outside by a door which may require a key from staff.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing room is located at the rear left of the building near the athletics entrance.
  • The facility is 55m (60yd 5in) from the main entrance.
  • The door opens outwards.
  • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 320cm x 340cm (10ft 6in x 11ft 2in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
  • The lateral transfer space is 130cm (4ft 3in).
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • There is a flush on the transfer side.
  • Wall mounted rails are available.
  • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The height of the sink is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The tap type is lever.
  • There is a mixer tap.
  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.
  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.
  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.
  • There is a wheel in shower.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 49cm (1ft 7in).

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 12m (13yd 4in) from the sports hall.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the rear of the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via an easy slope / ramp.

Standard Changing Room (Athletics/Sports Pitches)

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 45m (49yd 8in) from the athletics entrance.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left of the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is level access to the shower facilities.
  • Comments
    • There are 10 similar changing rooms available here.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not 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 can be requested.
  • Comments
    • The photographs show the outdoor pitches.