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Sidcup Sports Club

Crescent Farm, Sydney Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6RA

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a gym, function room, shop, bar and changing rooms.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include 4 rugby pitches, 2 cricket pitches and 8 tennis courts.
  • Comments View
    • The function room is available to hire for groups and events.
    • Also within the grounds is a separately owned building containing a martial arts dojo and physiotherapy practice.
    • That building is not covered by this guide.

Opening Times (Club House)

  • Monday 07:00 - 23:00..
  • Tuesday 07:00 - 23:00..
  • Wednesday 07:00 - 23:00..
  • Thursday 07:00 - 23:00..
  • Friday 07:00 - 23:00..
  • Saturday 07:00 - 23:00..
  • Sunday 07:00 - 23:00..
  • Comments View
    • The building may also be open outside of these times for special events..

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • This venue is situated in Sidcup.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Sidcup.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There are 5 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 300cm x 400cm (9ft 10in x 13ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 35m (38yd) 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 / non stepped access from the car park to 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 View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The venue has extensive parking for 150+ cars.
    • Some of the overflow parking is on a loose gravel surface.
    • There are moderate slopes across the car park and a steep section on entering the car park.

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 doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 68cm (2ft 3in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The main entrance door is generally held open when the building is in use.
    • The second door can be opened by staff to give a double width opening.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located from the car park up to the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 136cm (4ft 6in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance is used as a fire exit directly from the bar but can be opened by staff on request.
    • It opens onto the car park in the location of the Blue Badge bays.

Outside Access (Changing Room Entrances)

  • This information is for the entrance located from the changing room wing direct from pitches.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 63cm (2ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • There are identical doors on opposite sides of the changing room wing, giving access onto the different pitches.
    • These doors can be bypassed by using the main entrance.

Level Change (Changing Room Entrances)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located at the door threshold.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Function Room Terrace Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • These doors open onto an outside seating area, overlooking one of the cricket pitches.

Level Change (Function Room Terrace Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Comments View
    • The picture on the left shows the function room with its bar.
    • On the right is the main foyer area.

Level Change (Access to Function Room and Bar)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located to the left of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located to the side of the ramp.
  • There is / are 5 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The function room, shop and bar are at the lower level from the main entrance.

Restaurant Bar Internal

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 30m (33yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 62cm (2ft 0in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Comments View
    • The bar has counters opening onto the bar room and also the Function Room.
    • The bar usually only serves breakfasts for match fixtures on Sunday mornings.
    • There is a catering kitchen for use for special events/ private functions.
  • Opening Times View
    • Monday 18:00 - 23:00..
    • Tuesday 18:00 - 23:00..
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 23:00..
    • Thursday 18:00 - 23:00..
    • Friday 15:00 - 23:00..
    • Saturday 12:00 - 23:00..
    • Sunday 12:00 - 23:00..

Access to Tennis Courts

  • There are 8 tennis courts in total.
  • The 4 lower courts are accessible by a long sloping path from the car park and club building.
  • The path generally has a moderate slope, but there is a steep section at the lower end, near the entrance gate.
  • The upper tennis courts, which are floodlit, are reached by 7 deep, unmarked steps.
  • There is no handrail.

Standard Toilet(s) (Function Room)

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located opposite the main entrance.
    • The fitness suite is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • 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.

Accessible Changing Room

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.
  • The accessible changing rooms are located to the right of the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible changing room is 10m (32ft 10in) from the gym.
  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 350cm x 165cm (11ft 6in x 5ft 5in).
  • The facilities available in the accessible changing room are a wheel in shower and handrails.
  • Other facilities available are an accessible toilet within the same room.
  • There is level access to the changing room.

Accessible Toilet (Accessible Changing Room)

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the right of the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from staff, if locked.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is light.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 350cm x 165cm (11ft 6in x 5ft 5in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 280cm (9ft 2in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a coat hook.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • 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 good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The showers are located within the accessible changing room.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • Other facilities available are drop down rails.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing rooms are located in the changing wing, right of the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Comments View
    • There are 8 large unisex changing rooms and one designated female changing room.
    • The female changing room has a key code access.

Standard Shower

  • There are standard level access shower facilities available.
  • The showers are located within the standard changing rooms.
  • There is level access to the services from the shower facilities.

Standard Toilet(s) (Changing Room Wing)

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.