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Thames View Library

Sue Bramley Children's Centre, Bastable Avenue, Barking, Essex, IG11 0LG

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Introduction

  • Comments
    • Thames View Library is located within Sue Bramley Children's Centre.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.
  • 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 Barking.
  • The nearest underground station is Barking.

Opening Times

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00.
  • Thursday Closed.
  • Friday 12:00 - 17:00.
  • Saturday 11:00 - 15:00.
  • Sunday Closed.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park
    • 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 360cm x 515cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 11in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 10m (32ft 10in) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 20m (22yd) 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 dropped kerb does have tactile paving.
    • 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 venue.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • There is a second set of doors.
  • The doors open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 116cm (3ft 10in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Reception (Sue Bramley Centre)

  • The reception desk is 2m (6ft 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Reception (Libary)

  • The reception desk is 13m (14yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • The desk is generally staffed.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is available only on request.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are bright.

Library

  • This library does not have a regular supply of books in Braille.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in large print.
  • This library does have a regular supply of books in audio format.
  • There is an ordering service.
  • The library does not have computers with accessible software.
  • Equipment available for people with a visual impairment includes Magnifier.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
  • The accessible toilet is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • The accessible toilet is located in the reception area.
  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • This is a unisex toilet.
  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
  • The door opens inwards.
  • The door is locked by a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).
  • The door is heavy.
  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 238cm x 192cm (7ft 10in x 6ft 4in).
  • There is a lateral transfer space.
  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
  • 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 a functional emergency alarm available.
  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
  • 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.
  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 46cm (1ft 6in).
  • 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 not a toilet roll holder.
  • There is a sink.
  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
  • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 fair.
  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments
    • Baby change facilities are located within the adapted toilet near reception.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are available.