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St. Columba's Parish Church

Old Aisle Road, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, G66 3HQ

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Introduction

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town or city.
  • This venue is situated in Kirkintilloch.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Lenzie.

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 front of the building.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 375cm x 625480cm (12ft 4in x 20520ft 12in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 28m (30yd 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.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is a further car park to the rear of the church hall.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the front right of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 170cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located leading up from the car park, to the left 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 both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 7 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 both sides.
    • Handrails are 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.
  • Comments View
    • The first 2 steps from the car park do not offer handrails.
    • The ramp from the car park can be used to bypass the first 2 steps.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 166cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading to 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 both sides.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • Comments View
    • There is access to this entrance round from the main entrance, or from the secondary car park via a longer slope.
    • These doors must be opened from inside, using a push bar.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • There is a wheelchair available to borrow located before the second set of doors at the main entrance.
    • There are 3 medium steps without handrails leading up to the altar.

Level Change (Church Hall Link)

  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located up behind the altar and back down in the link crridor.
  • There is/are 10 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are medium.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up the step(s).

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There is an accessible toilet and baby changing table located in the adjoining church hall.
    • Please refer to the separate guide for details.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • The assistance dog toilet area is located at the side of the car park.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are available.