Tilgate Nature Centre

Titmus Drive, Tilgate, Crawley, West Sussex RH10 5PQ

01293 521 168

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www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Leisure_and_Culture/Tilgate_Park/Tilgate_Nature_Centre/index.htm

Guide Last Updated: 29/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • The nature centre is within Tilgate Park.

  • Dogs and other pets are not allowed into the Nature Centre. This could put both the animals and your pets at risk.

  • Assistance dogs are allowed access, but only with the appropriate certification which must be shown upon entry.

  • The venue is open:.

  • 10:00 – 16:00 in winter.

  • 10:00 – 18:00 summer.

  • Last entry is an hour before closing.

  • Closed: Christmas Day.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Crawley.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is not free for all users.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park is located to the right as you face the nature centre.

  • 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 320cm x 480cm (10ft 6in x 15ft 9in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 30m (32yd 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 slopes/ramps.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.

  • The road is generally quiet.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • The Blue Badge bays are located within the staff car park.

  • There is additional parking within Tilgate Park.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

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

  • The pay window is just beyond the entrance to your right at a height of 100cm.

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  • The desk/counter is 1m (3ft 3in) 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 does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • The pay window is just beyond the entrance to your right at a height of 100cm.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 160cm (5ft 3in).

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

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  • 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 permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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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 bright.

  • The height of the counter is 100cm.

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  • The paths have a tarmac surface.

  • The majority of the paths are wide enough for wheelchair users.

  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes on the paths.

  • There are bench seats situated along the paths for people to rest.

  • There are directional sign posts located throughout.

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  • The facility is located beyond the main entrance to the right.

  • The facility is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to the facility.

  • You do not need a key for the facility.

  • The door opens outwards.

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

  • The dimensions of the facility are 190cm x 370cm (6ft 3in x 12ft 2in).

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.

  • The length of the facility changing bench is 180cm (5ft 11in).

  • The facility hoist is powered overhead.

  • The overhead hoist covers all areas in cubicle.

  • The sling is attached to the hoist by hook and loop.

  • The facility toilet is corner.

  • The transfer space on the left as you face the toilet is 120cm (3ft 11in).

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • Drop down rails are provided.

  • As you face the toilet the drop down rail(s) is/are on the left.

  • The type of wash basin is fixed.

  • Wall mounted grab rails are available at the wash basin.

  • As you face the wash basin, the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.

  • Disposal facilities are available.

  • A privacy screen is not available.

  • Wide tear off paper roll is not available.

  • The facility has not got a non slip floor.

  • A functioning emergency alarm is available.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located beyond the main entrance to the right.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 19m (20yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is not level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the female toilet entrance door.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 80cm (2ft 7in).

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

  • The step(s) is/are located in front of the male toilet entrance door.

  • There is/are 2 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 medium height (11cm - 17cm).

  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The handrail(s) is/are on the right going up.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

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