Civic Offices

Union Street, Chorley, Lancashire PR7 1AL

01257 515 151

www.chorley.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 11/01/2018

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Access Guide

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.

  • The nearest National Rail station is Chorley.

  • Monday 08:45 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 08:45 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 08:45 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 08:45 - 17:00.

  • Friday 08:45 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue does not have its own car park.

  • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).

  • The name of the car park is The Flat Iron.

  • The car park is located Union Street.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Union Street.

  • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.

  • 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 automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 177cm (5ft 10in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.

  • The door opening is 190cm (6ft 3in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.

  • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.

  • There is / are 3 step(s) to the area / service.

  • There is not tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is / are clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are shallow.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are in the centre.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • The desk is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).

  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is a hearing assistance system.

  • The system is a fixed loop.

  • Staff are trained to use the system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The first floor of the building is not open to the public.

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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 (11cm - 17cm).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

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  • There is not a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located to the right as you enter.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

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

  • The lift is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).

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

  • There is 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 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • 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 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the rear of the venue.

  • 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 86cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 157cm x 190cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 3in).

  • 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 96cm (3ft 2in).

  • 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 not an emergency alarm.

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

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

  • Wall-mounted grab 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.

  • There is not a mirror.

  • 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 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 fair.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents can be requested in Braille.

  • Documents can be requested in large print.

  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.

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

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Home visits / services are not available.