Standalone Farm

Wilbury Road, Letchworth Garden City SG6 4JN

01462 686775

info@standalonefarm.com

www.standalonefarm.com

Guide Last Updated: 31/08/2016

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Access Guide

  • Monday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday 10:00 - 17:00.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 17:00.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is Letchworth Garden City.

  • 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 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 475cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 7in).

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

  • The furthest designated bay is 20m (21yd 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 uneven surfaces.

  • The car park surface is concrete.

  • The patron does not have to cross a road.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Photograph 4 shows the overflow car park.

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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) away from you (push).

  • The door(s) is / are single.

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

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a 122cm wide arch on the path between the car park and the main entrance (as shown in photograph 2).

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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 easy.

  • 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 the left going up.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear 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 permanently held open.

  • The width of the door opening is 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is an alternate internal entrance 120cm wide via the gift shop (as shown in photograph 2). However there are 3 clearly marked, medium height steps with handrails on both side immediately beyond the entrance (as shown in photograph 3).

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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 easy.

  • 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.

  • The width of the ramp/slope is 115cm (3ft 9in).

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building.

  • There is level access into the venue.

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

  • The door(s) is / are double.

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

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

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  • The desk/counter is 5m (5yd 1ft) 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.

  • The lighting levels are medium.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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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 varied.

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • The cafe is located to the right of the gift shop.

  • 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 2m (2yd 7in) from the cafe entrance.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 63cm (2ft 1in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 65cm (2ft 2in).

  • The standard height for tables is 65cm.

  • 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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  • The chicks and ducklings enclosure is located to the right, approximately 10 metres beyond the farm entrance.

  • There is a 130cm wide entrance with an easy slope leading into the building (as shown in photographs 2 and 3).

  • There is also an 85cm wide entrance with 2 deep, clearly marked steps with no handrails (as shown in photographs 4 and 5).

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  • The indoor picnic barn is located straight ahead, approximately 25 metres beyond the farm entrance.

  • There is an uneven easy upwards slope leading to the entrance (as shown in photograph 2).

  • The entrance into the barn (as shown in photograph 1), is 140cm wide with a steep ramp immediately beyond the permanently open doors (as shown in photograph 3).

  • Photograph 4 shows the inside of the barn.

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  • The small animals enclosure (as shown in photograph 1) and play area (as shown in photographs 2, 3 and 4) are located to the left, approximately 30 metres beyond the farm entrance.

  • The enclosure entrance is 130cm wide with permanently held open doors (as shown in photograph 5).

  • There is a moderate narrow slope leading up towards the enclosure entrance and the play area (as shown in photograph 6).

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  • The entrance to the farm walk is located approximately 40 metres beyond the farm entrance.

  • The entrance is 130cm wide (as shown in photograph 1).

  • The majority of the pathways on the farm walk are unpaved and consist of grass walkways (as shown in photographs 3 and 4).

  • There are easy, moderate and steep slopes along the route (example shown in photograph 5).

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  • The paths around the farm are mostly uneven with easy and moderate slopes (as shown in photographs 1, 2, 5 and 6).

  • Photographs 7, 8 and 9 show the pig, cow and horse enclosures.

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  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.

  • 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 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left as you exit the gift shop.

  • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens inwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 265cm (6ft 3in x 8ft 8in).

  • 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 left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 200cm (6ft 7in).

  • 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 not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

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

  • 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 47cm (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 good.

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

  • 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 bright.

  • 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 74cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • The ramp/slope is located between the rear of the gift shop and the accessible toilet.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

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  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located to the left as you exit the gift shop.

  • The female and male toilets are approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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

  • The ramp/slope is located between the rear of the gift shop and the standard toilets.

  • The ramp/slope is easy.

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

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

  • There is/are 1 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 not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

  • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).

  • There are also 2 unmarked medium height steps with no handrails, leading into the female standard toilets (as shown in photographs 2 and 3).

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  • Staff do not 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.

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