Itchen Valley Country Park

Allington Lane, West End, Southampton, Hampshire SO30 3HQ

02380 688 444

ivcp@eastleigh.gov.uk

www.eastleigh.gov.uk/ivcp

Guide Last Updated: 01/03/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include a children's play area, nature walks, a cafe, visitors centre and car park.

  • Monday 08:30 - 19:00.

  • Tuesday 08:30 - 19:00.

  • Wednesday 08:30 - 19:00.

  • Thursday 08:30 - 19:00.

  • Friday 08:30 - 19:00.

  • Saturday 08:30 - 19:00.

  • Sunday 08:30 - 19:00.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Southampton Airport Parkway.

  • 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 at the front of the venue.

  • The car park is past the visitor 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 10+ designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 600cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 8in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the walk entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 135m (147yd 1ft) from the walk 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • There is not a dropped kerb / non stepped access from the car park to the venue.

  • The patron does have to cross a road.

  • The road is generally quiet.

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

  • There are several car parks located along the road, each with Blue Badge bays.

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  • This information is for the entrance located opposite the visitor centre.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • There are no doors at this entrance.

  • The width of the door opening is 93cm (3ft 1in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located directly after the main entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).

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  • The park or garden does have footpaths.

  • The path(s) has a / have compact earth, loose wood chippings, tarmac and muddy surface(s).

  • The majority of the path(s) is / are wide enough for wheelchair users.

  • There are easy and moderate slopes on the paths.

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

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  • The children's play area is accessed via a 90cm wide gate, that opens away from you.

  • The surface is loose wood chippings.

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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 35m (38yd 10in) from the car park.

  • This accessible toilet is located opposite the children's play area.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is required for the accessible toilet.

  • The key is a radar key.

  • The key can be obtained from the park office.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • 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 170cm x 280cm (5ft 7in 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 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • 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 general domestic waste disposal units.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • 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 48cm (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 110cm (3ft 7in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser 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 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 medium.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located within the toilet block, opposite the children's play area.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the car park.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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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.

  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.

  • The assistance dog toilet area is located dog waste bins are provided.

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

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Home visits / services are not available.