Bexleyheath Cemetery

Banks Lane, Bexleyheath, Kent DA6 7BH

020 3045 3691

parksandopenpaces@bexley.gov.uk

www.bexley.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 05/06/2014

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 18:00..

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 18:00..

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00..

  • Thursday 09:00 - 18:00..

  • Friday 09:00 - 18:00..

  • Saturday 09:00 - 18:00..

  • Sunday 09:00 - 18:00..

  • Summer opening times begin and end to correspond to British Summer Time.

  • Please note that the Main Entrance, on Banks Lane is only open to vehicles after 15:00 or by arrangement for funerals.

  • The gate on Upland Road is open 09:00 - 15:00..

  • Monday 09:00 - 16:00..

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00..

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00..

  • Thursday 09:00 - 16:00..

  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00..

  • Saturday 09:00 - 16:00..

  • Sunday 09:00 - 16:00..

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the area.

  • This venue is situated in Bexleyheath.

  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Bexleyheath.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.

  • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • 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.

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

  • There is not a designated drop off point.

  • Cars are allowed into the cemetery for funerals via the Banks Lane Gate.

  • At other times Blue Badge holders who have obtained a special permit from the council are allowed to drive into the cemetery to visit graves.

  • There are no marked parking spaces - cars may be parked on the access roads as required.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Banks Lane.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 82cm (2ft 8in) wide.

  • When the vehicle gate is locked, the pedestrian gate is held open.

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  • There is a significant cross-wise camber on the driveway in the area of the gate.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on Uplands Road, to the North of the cemetery.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 270cm (8ft 10in) wide.

  • The gates are open from 09:00 - 15:00 and are usually held open when unlocked.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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  • This information is for the entrance located off Church Road.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

  • This entrance is for pedestrians only.

  • The gate is held open when unlocked.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the footpath from Town Park/ Asda/ Christchurch.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The doors are single width.

  • The door opening is 120cm (3ft 11in) wide.

  • The gate is held open when unlocked. There is some uneven paving in the area of the gate.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in the cemetery grounds.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 72cm (2ft 4in) wide.

  • The cemetery office is to the right of the staff block.

  • The accessible toilet is the door to the left.

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  • This information is for the entrance located in the cemetery grounds.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

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  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.

  • The ramp or slope is located directly in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is steep.

  • The ramp or slope is portable.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 114cm (3ft 9in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • There is / are 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are not clearly marked.

  • The steps are shallow.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played throughout the chapel.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • There are easy and moderate tarmac slopes throughout the cemetery.

  • There is vehicular access to the gravesides.

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  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 30m (33yd) from the Main Entrance (Banks Lane).

  • The accessible toilet is located on the left as you enter the grounds.

  • There is level access to the 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 cemetery office.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a locking handle.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 83cm (2ft 9in).

  • The door is heavy.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 220cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is not a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is push.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • It is out of reach (higher than 10cm (0ft 4in) from floor).

  • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.

  • There is not a coat hook.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

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

  • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • The shelf is not higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The hand dryer is 120cm (3ft 11in) high.

  • There is not a towel dispenser.

  • There is not a toilet roll holder.

  • There is a sink.

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

  • The sink 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 grab rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Staff may permit other cemetery visitors to use the accessible toilet.

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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 member of staff trained in BSL skills is not generally on duty.

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Staff are not Text Relay aware.