Venue

Civic Way, Poplar Bank, Huyton, Knowsley, Merseyside L36 9GD

0151 443 3761

thevenue@knowsley.gov.uk

www.thevenuehuyton.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 03/01/2017

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include 2 function rooms, a cafe, meeting rooms, the Mayor's Parlour and individual rooms available for private bookings.

  • Please contact the venue for details of opening times and Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Huyton.

  • 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 Archway Road Short Stay Car Park.

  • The car park is located on Archway Road.

  • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.

  • The dimensions of the marked Blue Badge bays are 192cm x 650cm (6ft 4in x 21ft 4in).

  • On street Blue Badge parking is located on Westmorlands Road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • 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) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 151cm (4ft 11in).

  • 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 152cm (4ft 12in).

  • There is a third set of doors ahead as you enter the building.

  • These doors are manual double doors.

  • The doors open both ways.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The width of doors is 152cm.

  • There is a fourth set of doors.

  • These doors are to the right hand side as you enter the building.

  • The doors are manual double doors.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The width of the doors is 152cm.

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

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

  • The ramp/slope is moderate.

  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does not have handrails.

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

  • 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 not 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).

  • The ramp immediately to the front left of the building is steep and has handrails (photographs 1 and 2).

  • There is a second ramp to the very left of the building.

  • This ramp is moderate and does not have handrails (photographs 3 and 4).

  • 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 high (110cm+).

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

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • Just past the reception area and the third set of doors there is seating and tables.

  • The height of the lowest table is 43cm.

  • The height of the highest table is 73cm.

  • The seating has armrests.

  • 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 during some events.

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

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • The following information is for the cafe/bar.

  • The cafe/bar is located on the ground floor, to the rear left of the building.

  • The bar does serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.

  • Menus are hand held and wall.

  • 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.

  • Monday 08:00 - 14:00.

  • Tuesday 08:00 - 14:00.

  • Wednesday 08:00 - 14:00.

  • Thursday 08:00 - 14:00.

  • Friday 08:00 - 14:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The following information is for the bar.

  • The bar is located in the main function room.

  • The bar does not serve food.

  • Full table service is not available.

  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.

  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.

  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is available.

  • Drinking straws are available.

  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.

  • 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.

  • Opening times for the venue vary according to bookings/events taking place.

  • 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.

  • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are meeting rooms, the Mayor's Parlour, a second function room and bar and standard toilets.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is Braille, tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the ground floor, in a corridor to the left as you enter.

  • 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 reception.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 310cm (4ft 11in x 10ft 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • 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 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 87cm (2ft 10in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • 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 cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 78cm (2ft 7in).

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

  • 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.

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.

  • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft).

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter.

  • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, to the left as you enter.

  • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is a second set of standard toilets on the first floor.

  • These toilets are similar to the stand toilets on the ground floor.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available 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 on the grassed areas.

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