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Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, B73 6EB

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There are six pedestrian and vehicular access points with cattle grids and several more pedestrian only access points around the perimeter of the park.

Opening Times

  • The venue is open from dawn til dusk.

Location

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

Parking (Sutton Park National Nature Reserve)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at each entrance of the park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • 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
    • Some areas of the park have informal car parking along grass verges (photographs 3 and 4).
    • Some of the car parking areas have loose chippings and are uneven in places.

Parking (Sutton Park National Nature Reserve - Visitor Centre)

  • 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 the visitor centre.
    • 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 290cm x 490cm (9ft 6in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 250m (273yd 1ft) from the Town Gate access point.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 250m (273yd 1ft) from the Town Gate access point.
    • 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
    • The only vehicular access point for this car park is Town Gate.

Access Point (Town Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Town Gate.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is permanently held open.
    • The width of the gap is 103cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • Comments View
    • There is a vehicular entrance with a cattle grid to the right of this access point.

Access Point (Boldmere Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Boldmere Gate.
    • There is an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The gate has a latch lock.
    • The width of the gap is 110cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a vehicular entrance with a cattle grid to the right of this access point.

Access Point (Streetley Gate)

  • Access Point View
    • This information is for the access point located off Streetley Gate.
    • There is not an information board/map at this access point.
    • There is step-free access at this access point.
    • There is a gate which opens away from you (push).
    • The gate is easy to open.
    • The gate has a latch lock.
    • The width of the gap is 105cm.
  • Comments View
    • There is a vehicular entrance with a cattle grid to the right of this access point.

Parks and Gardens

  • The park or garden does have footpaths.
  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings and tarmac surface(s).
  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.
  • There are slight and steep slopes on the paths.
  • There are some bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 8, 9 and 10 show the children's play area close to the Town Gate access point.

Accessible Toilet (Town Gate)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 21m (22yd 2ft) from the Town Gate access point.
    • This accessible toilet is located on your left as you enter from the access point.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 154cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 1in).
    • 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 right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf is not higher than 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
    • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Accessible Toilet and Female Standard Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the accessible toilet.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm (3ft 3in).

Standard Toilet(s) (Town Gate)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets View
    • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter from the Town Gate access point.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the Town Gate access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you enter from the Town Gate access point.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the Town Gate access point.
    • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the male toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are medium.

Level Change (Male Standard Toilet)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading to the toilet.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 98cm (3ft 3in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the toilet entrance.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • 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).
  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).