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The Spitfire Ground - Les Ames Stand Spitfire Bar

St Lawrence, Old Dover Road, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3NZ

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Summary

  • There is onsite parking available here with designated Blue Badge parking.
  • The most accessible entrance has: a slight ramp/slope and an automatic door.
  • There is step free access to the majority of the venue once inside.
  • Toilet and changing facilities available include: step free standard toilets and an accessible toilet for the use of everyone.
  • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m from the main entrance.
  • This venue also has the following available: seating.

Parking

  • This venue has a car park .
  • This is an open air car park with a tarmac, grass and gravel surface.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • There are more than 10 Blue Badge parking bays.
  • Potential obstacles between the Blue Badge parking and the entrance include uneven surfaces and loose chippings.
  • There is not a designated drop-off point.
  • Comments View
    • On match days there are 15 temporary Blue Badge spaces marked with cones.

Public Transport

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • Buses to/from Folkestone via the Elham Valley (route 17) and Hythe (route 18) serve the bus stops immediately outside the cricket ground on Old Dover Road.
    Buses to/from Deal (route 12), Dover (route 15), and Folkestone via Hawkinge (Stagecoach Gold 16) all serve the bus stops on New Dover Road (a short walk down St. Lawrence Road opposite the ground).
    There are frequent buses direct to Canterbury City Centre from the bus stop on New Dover Road adjacent St. Lawrence Road.
  • The nearest train station is Canterbury East.
  • Canterbury East Station is approximately 1 mile away.
    Canterbury West Station is approximately 1.5 miles away.
    For information on Canterbury East Station please click here
    For information on Canterbury West Station please click here.

Changing Places

  • Location and Access View
    • The facility is additional to standard and accessible toilets, and is located close to other managed facilities.
    • There is not a sign at the entrance to the Changing Places facility indicating the location of the nearest toilets and baby changing facilities.
    • There is step-free level access into the facility.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the door.
    • A RADAR key is required for access to this facility.
    • The door is manual, opens outwards and has a high colour contrast with the surrounding walls.
    • The width of the door opening is 107cm.
    • The door has a locking handle.
    • Internally the door has a high colour contrast.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the doorway with a height of less than 1.5cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The dimensions of the facility are 300cm x 430cm.
    • The ceiling height is at a minimum height of 2.4m and there is a clear 200cm x 180cm manoeuvring space in the facility.
    • The facility has a non-slip floor.
  • Toilet Details View
    • There are lateral transfer spaces on both sides of the seat.
    • The transfer space on the right as you face the toilet is 85cm.
    • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 220cm.
    • The following grab rails are available: a horizontal grab rail on the door, vertical grab rails on both sides of the toilet and vertical grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • There is a dropdown rail on both sides of the seat.
    • The following have a high colour contrast with their surroundings: the internal door, all grab rails, both dropdown rails, the floor and the toilet seat.
    • The toilet seat is 48cm above the floor.
    • There is a lever flush on the left transfer side.
    • There is pull cord emergency alarm at a recommended height (within 10cm from floor).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 60cm.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
  • Changing Bench and Hoist Details View
    • The facility changing bench is wall mounted and height-adjustable.
    • The length of the facility changing bench is 183cm.
    • The changing places hoist is powered overhead and covers all areas in the cubicle.
  • Shower Details View
    • There is an adjustable, detachable shower head not at a suitable height for a wheelchair user.
    • There is no shower seat.
    • There are no dropdown rails for the shower.
  • Other Facilities View
    • There is a height adjustable wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • The soap dispenser is 100cm from the floor.
    • The towel dispenser is 92cm from the floor.
    • The hand dryer is 86cm from the floor.
    • The facility has: a full length mirror, a waste bin with lid and a privacy screen.
    • There is a shelf located where it is reachable for seated and standing users.
    • The shelf does not meet the criteria for Stoma Friendly Toilets. For the Stoma Friendly Toilets criteria click here and scroll to the Stoma Friendly tab in the right hand pane.
    • The coat hooks are 99cm and 147cm from the floor.
    • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.
    • There is not a visual fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Lighting levels are bright.

Entrance (Les Ames Stand)

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
  • There is a slope with a slight gradient and a width of at least 150cm .
  • The slope does not have handrails.
  • There is a single automatic door which opens by sliding.
  • The width of the opening is 90cm.
  • There is not a second set of doors.

Eating and Drinking (Spitfire Bar)

  • This is a bar which serves hot and cold snacks.
  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access.
  • There is a bar where food and drink can be ordered and staff can provide assistance.
  • Menu types include; written wall menus and menu boards.
  • Menus are easy to read.
  • The following are available here: drinking straws and takeaway cups.
  • There is background noise here.
  • There is not a low level counter at the recommended height for wheelchair users.
  • The seating area has: room for a wheelchair user, tables which are accessible to wheelchair users, chairs with armrests and chairs without armrests.
  • The seating area does not have: a priority table.
  • There are some tables which are at a recommended height for wheelchair users.
  • There is a door from the entrance area to the bar with a width of 85cm (photograph 1).

Ramp or Slope and Steps (Spitfire Bar)

  • There is a ramp with a slight gradient and a width between 75cm and 150cm .
  • The ramp has handrails on both sides.
  • There are 3 steps.
  • The steps are clearly marked with a handrail on the left.
  • The ramp overcomes the steps.

Spitfire Bar - Pitchside Viewing Area

  • The pitchside viewing area is accessed from the Spitfire Bar via a door with a width of 93cm.
  • There is a lip at this entrance which is approximately 2cm high.
  • There are chairs with armrests and tables with a height of 69cm in this area.

Accessible Toilet (Ground Floor - Left Hand Transfer)

  • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
  • There is a manual door which opens outwards and has a high colour contrast.
  • The door has a twist lock.
  • The width of the accessible toilet door opening is 85cm.
  • The dimensions of the cubicle are 160cm x 220cm and it has a turning space of at least 150cm x 150cm.
  • There is a lateral transfer space to the left of the seat.
  • The lateral transfer space is 85cm (from the side of the toilet pan to the wall).
  • There is a spatula flush on the non transfer side.
  • The following grab rails are available: a vertical grab rail on the transfer side, a horizontal grab rail on the door, vertical grab rails on both sides of the wash basin and a horizontal grab rail on the non transfer side.
  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
  • The following have a high colour contrast with their surroundings: some grab rails, the floor and the internal door.
  • The following have a less clear colour contrast with their surroundings: the dropdown rail, some grab rails and the toilet seat.
  • There a pull cord emergency alarm but it is not at a recommended height for a seated user.
  • The cubicle also has: a full length mirror, a waste bin with lid and a sanitary bin.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
  • The following fixtures are at the recommended height: the toilet seat, the toilet roll holder and the wash basin.
  • The following fixtures are not at a recommended height: the soap dispenser, hand dryer and the baby changing facility.
  • The following fixtures can be reached from the toilet seat: the toilet roll holder and the wash basin.
  • The following fixtures cannot be reached from the toilet seat: the soap dispenser and hand dryer.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
  • There is a manual door which opens inwards and has a high colour contrast.
  • The male standard toilet was surveyed.
  • There is also a female toilet in the same location.
  • The wash basin tap type is lever.

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