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Lower House Farm Household Waste Recycling Centre

Lower House Lane, Atherstone, Warwickshire, CV9 2QA

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Introduction

  • Comments View
    • There is no pedestrian access to the recycling centre.
    • The Age UK Reuse Shop is often used in conjunction with the recycling centre as well as a standard charity shop.

Opening Times (Winter)

  • Monday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Friday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Saturday 08:00 - 16:15.
  • Sunday 08:00 - 16:15.

Opening Times (Summer)

  • Monday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 18:15.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Friday 09:30 - 15:15.
  • Saturday 08:30 - 17:45.
  • Sunday 08:30 - 17:45.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Atherstone.

Outside Access (Vehicular Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on Lower House Lane.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The width of the door opening is 640cm (20ft 12in).

Level Change (Vehicular Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located beyond the access point.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.

Parking (Parking Bays - Recycling Area)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located in front of the recycling points.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 670cm (11ft 10in x 21ft 12in).
    • 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.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The first two parking bays as you enter the recycling area on the left are for Blue Badge holders.
    • The last two parking bays in the recycling area on the right are for Blue Badge holders.
    • There are standard parking bays in front of the recycling points and receptacles.
    • The standard parking bays are 240cm in width and 670cm in length.

Parking (Rear Car Park)

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is free for all users.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • The car park is located at the rear 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 is/are 4 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 40m (43yd 2ft) 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.
    • The dropped kerb does not have tactile paving.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details. View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Office Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the rear car park.
  • There is not 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 82cm (2ft 8in).

Level Change (Office Entrance)

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

Recycling Points

  • The are individual recycling points for various items.
  • The standard open recycling points are on the right of the venue.
  • The covered receptacles are on the left of the venue recycling
  • The width of the entrances into the recycling points is 130cm.
  • The height of the fence in the standard recycling points is 111cm.
  • The minimum width between the bollards in front of the recycling point is 110cm.
  • The height of the clothes receptacle is 153cm.
  • The height of the glass receptacle is 140cm.
  • The height of the oil receptacle is 115cm.

Internal Access

  • The venue operates a one-way system entering on the right and leaving on the left.
  • Walking on site is restricted to the pedestrian footpaths on the right and left of the venue.
  • There is a zebra crossing from one side to the other.
  • There are easy slopes on the right side of the venue.
  • Staff are on hand to help if required.

Outside Access (Age UK Reuse Shop)

  • This information is for the entrance located in the rear car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).

Level Change (Age UK Reuse Shop)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located to the left and right as you face the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope is easy.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.

Inside Access (Age UK Reuse Shop)

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Accessible Shower (Accessible Toilet)

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head and handrails.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial and written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the office entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main corridor in the office building.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 225cm x 340cm (7ft 5in x 11ft 2in).
    • 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 140cm (4ft 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 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 available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are general domestic waste disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are not available.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is not a mirror.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 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.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • 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 on the grassed areas around the venue.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are not available.