Neston Recreation Centre

Raby Park Road, Neston, Cheshire CH64 9NQ

0151 336 5741

neston@brioleisure.org

www.brioleisure.org

Guide Last Updated: 23/08/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, sports hall, swimming pool and squash courts.

  • Monday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 23:00.

  • Friday 07:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • Sunday 08:00 - 20:00.

  • The recreation centre is closed on bank holidays.

  • The gym is closed for school use from 08.45 - 12.00 on weekdays.

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Neston.

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest mainline station is Neston.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is located 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 is/are 6 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 350cm x 600cm (11ft 6in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 16m (17yd 1ft) 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 unaided.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a dropped kerb between the car park and the venue.

  • The dropped kerb does 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.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 158cm (5ft 2in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

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  • The desk/counter is 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.

  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The 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 the system.

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  • 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 allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

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  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.

  • There is a wet side chair available.

  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.

  • The hoist is manual.

  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.

  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

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  • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.

  • The fitness suite is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • There is level access to the fitness suite.

  • Level access is by lift.

  • There are doors into the fitness suite.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The opening is 138cm (4ft 6in) wide.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • Training provided is local authority.

  • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.

  • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is level access to all of the equipment.

  • There is a spinning room to the left just before the fitness suite entrance.

  • Access into the spinning room is via a single door.

  • The door opens away from you (push).

  • The door is heavy.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are medium.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is bright.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are a viewing gallery.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right of reception.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G and 1.

  • The lift is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 112cm x 142cm (3ft 8in x 4ft 8in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

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  • Accessible shower facilities are available.

  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible changing room.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip-down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • Other facilities available include; a dropdown rail.

  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 2m (2yd 7in) from the swimming pool.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located along the corridor.

  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing room is located on the first floor.

  • The facility is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door is 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 360cm x 240cm (11ft 10in x 7ft 10in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 230cm (7ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the sink is 68cm (2ft 3in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.

  • There is not a changing bench.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head and a flip-down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 50cm (1ft 8in).

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  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the lift.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the fitness suite.

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located on the first floor.

  • There is level access to the standard changing room(s).

  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).

  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located next to the pool.

  • There is level access to this 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 locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 235cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 9in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 170cm (5ft 7in).

  • 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.

  • 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 not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (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 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 placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.

  • 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 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the reception desk.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 280cm (4ft 11in x 9ft 2in).

  • 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 right.

  • The lateral transfer space is 80cm (2ft 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 fully functional.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are female sanitary and non-infectious waste disposal units.

  • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).

  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 47cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is a hand dryer.

  • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the hand dryer is 103cm (3ft 5in).

  • 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).

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) 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 bright.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located in the standard changing rooms.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.