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Prescot Town Hall

1 Warrington Road, Prescot, Knowsley, Merseyside, L34 5QX

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a function room, bar and meeting rooms.

Opening Times

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the rear 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 3 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 368cm x 428cm (12ft 1in x 14ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 26m (28yd 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 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 View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The car park is accessed through a security barrier.
    • There is an intercom that needs to be used to gain access.
    • The intercom is located on the drivers side.
    • The height of the button to use the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a gate between the car park and the main entrance.
    • The gate is located at the top of the ramp (see level change section).
    • The gate opens towards you (pull).
    • The gate is single.
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gate is 95cm (3ft 1in).

Level Change (Car Park)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading from the car park to the main entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is moderate.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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 bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main door(s) open(s) both ways.
  • The door(s) is / are double (with one leaf locked).
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The door(s) is / are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 178cm (5ft 10in).
  • Comments View
    • The second set of doors has an electronic lock.
    • There is an intercom to contact staff to open the second set of doors.
    • The intercom is located between the two sets of doors, on the left as you enter the building.
    • The height of the intercom is 147cm (4ft 8in).

Level Change (Main 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.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played throughout the venue depending on events or activities.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the ground floor, to the right as you enter.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The standard height for tables is 69cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Drinking straws are available.

Kitchen

  • The venue has a kitchen which can be used by the public if they have hired the venue.
  • The kitchen is located on the ground floor, to the rear right of the building as you enter the main entrance.
  • There is a single door to access the kitchen.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 73cm (2ft 4in).
  • The height of the worktops is 91cm (2ft 10in).
  • The height of the cooker/hob is 89cm (2ft 9in).
  • The height of the cooker/hob controls is 83cm (2ft 7in).
  • There is a sink in the kitchen.
  • The height of the sink is 91cm (2ft 10in).
  • The sink has a lever mixer tap.
  • There is a similar facility on the first floor.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • 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 (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There is an emergency refuge point at the top of the stairs.
    • There is an emergency evacuation chair at the top of the stairs.
    • The staff are trained to use the emergency evacuation chair.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the rear right of the building.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.
  • The lift is approximately 14m (15yd 11in) from the main 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 112cm x 145cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not 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 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Council Chamber / Meeting Room

  • The venue has a council chamber / meeting room.
  • The council chamber / meeting room is on the first floor.
  • There is a double door (with one leaf locked) to access the council chamber / meeting room.
  • The door opens away from you (push).
  • The door is heavy.
  • The width of the door is 87cm (2ft 9in).
  • The height of the desk in the council chamber / meeting room is 69cm (2ft 3in).
  • The desks are moveable.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair to manoeuvre.
  • There are chairs in the council chamber / meeting room.
  • The chairs have armrests.
  • The lighting level is medium.
  • There are other similar meeting rooms on the first floor.

Changing Places

  • Location and access View
    • The facility is located to the rear left as you enter.
    • The facility is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the facility.
  • Dimensions and features View
    • You do need a key for the facility.
    • It is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The width of the door is 88cm (2ft 11in).
    • The dimensions of the facility are 310cm x 355cm (10ft 2in x 11ft 8in).
    • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.
    • The facility changing bench is free standing.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 184cm (6ft).
    • The facility hoist is powered overhead.
    • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.
    • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.
    • The facility toilet is corner.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 280cm (9ft 2in).
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • Drop down rails are provided.
    • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • 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 not available.
    • The facility has not got a non slip floor.
    • A functioning emergency alarm is available.
  • Comments View
    • There is a baby change table in the changing place. The height of the table is 84cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is also a wheelchair avaliable for use if needed.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • 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 7m (7yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 170cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 7in).
    • 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 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 both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 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 not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 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 bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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.