New Cumnock Community Open Air Swimming Pool

Castle, New Cumnock, East Ayrshire KA18 4AH

01290 425 959

info@dumfries-house.org.uk

www.dumfries-house.org.uk/attractions/new-cumnock-pool

Guide Last Updated: 10/08/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Friday 11:00 - 20:00.

  • Saturday 12:30 - 18:00.

  • Sunday 12:30 - 18:00.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is New Cumnock.

  • 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 5 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 425cm x 625cm (13ft 11in x 20ft 6in).

  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 47m (51yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 63m (68yd 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 and block paving.

  • 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.

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

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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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

  • The width of the door opening is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • There is a similar door opposite the main entrance out to the pool area.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

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

  • There is/are 7 step(s) to the area/service.

  • There is tactile paving at the top and bottom of the steps.

  • The step(s) is/are 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 both sides.

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

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  • The desk/counter is 2m (2yd 7in) 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.

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  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the venue.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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

  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.

  • There is not a wet side chair available.

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

  • The hoist is hydraulic.

  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.

  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.

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

  • There are level access showers around the pool area.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The cafe is located to the far side of the pool.

  • Full table service is available.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • Some chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 32m (34yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard height for tables is 68cm.

  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Menus are wall only.

  • Menus are not available in Braille.

  • Menus are not available in large print.

  • Picture menus are not available.

  • Menus are clearly written.

  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.

  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located leading up to the service counter.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on the right going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).

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  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing room is located to the left as you enter the pool area.

  • The facility is 18m (19yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door is 94cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is locked by a lever twist.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 305cm x 400cm (10ft x 13ft 1in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 300cm (9ft 10in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted rails are not available.

  • The toilet seat is 43cm (1ft 5in) above floor level.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the sink is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • There is a locker within the accessible changing room.

  • The locker is within reach for a wheelchair user.

  • The accessible changing room has a ceiling tracking hoist.

  • There is a changing bench.

  • The facility changing bench is wall mounted.

  • The facility changing bench height is adjustable.

  • The length of the bench is 190cm (6ft 3in).

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head.

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

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard changing room(s) is/are approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the reception desk.

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

  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located off the entrance foyer.

  • 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.

  • There are further changing cubicles and showers by the pool.

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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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter the pool area.

  • 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 93cm (3ft 1in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 163cm x 223cm (5ft 4in x 7ft 4in).

  • 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 92cm (3ft).

  • 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 non-infectious waste and general domestic waste disposal units.

  • 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 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 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).

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

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

  • 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 fair.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located in the changing rooms.

  • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 15m (16yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the shared toilet(s).

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in the standard toilets.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

  • There are further baby change facilities within the standard and accessible changing rooms with a height of 72cm.

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  • 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 at the side of the car park.

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