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Community Bowls Pavilion

Lloyd Park, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4QF

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  • Comments View
    • The community bowls pavilion, is located in the centre of Lloyd Park.
    • The nearest entrance is on Aveling Park Road, where there is also vehicle entrance to the bowler's car park.
    • Please see the guide to Lloyd Park for details of the Bedford Road car park and other entrances into the park.
    • The venue is open for a weekly timetable of bowling sessions.
    • It is also available to hire both for bowling and as a community hall for general use.
    • Please contact the venue for the details of the opening timetable.
    • Please note that the Aveling Park Bowling Green next to the community pavilion is a separate members' club and was not part of the survey.


  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Walthamstow Central.
  • The nearest underground station is Walthamstow Central.

Parking (Bowlers' Car Park - Aveling Park Road Gate)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located off Aveling Park Road, to the east of the park.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 0 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • 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
    • This car park is intended for users of the Community Bowls Pavilion and the Aveling Park Bowling Club.
    • The vehicle access gates may only be open at times when these facilities are scheduled to be in use.

Outside Access (Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located facing the bowling green.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 95cm (3ft 1in).
  • Comments View
    • The entrance at the left hand end of the building opens into the kitchen area.
    • There is a similar entrance into the standard changing room at the right hand end of the building.
    • There are also doors (double with one leaf locked) 95cm wide at the centre of the building, leading directly into the community room.
    • These were concealed by the roller shutter at the time of our visit.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • Motorised scooters are welcomed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are adjustable.
  • Comments View
    • There are chairs without arm rests and 73cm high tables in the community room.
    • The furniture may be arranged as required.

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 1m (3ft 3in) from the changing room entrance.
  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the bowling green.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located at the right hand end of the building.
  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is one shared changing room which is also used for equipment storage.

Level Change (Access to Bowling Green)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located leading directly on to the bowling green.
  • The ramp/slope is portable.
  • Please contact a member of staff for use of the portable ramp.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located all around the perimeter of the bowling green.
  • There is/are 1 step(s) to the area/service.
  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.
  • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are deep (18cm+).
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is a drop of over 30cm from the level path around the bowling green to the green surface.
    • The portable ramp, which is stored in the changing room, may be positoned as required.
    • There are also portable sets of two steps, with handrails to one side, which may be used.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the community room entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right of the community room.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • 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 95cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 320cm x 210cm (10ft 6in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 210cm (6ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • There is a high colour contrast between the internal door and wall.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a good colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Comments View
    • This room also has a fixed bench seat and lockers.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • 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 within the park area, outside the bowling green enclosure.