Fairkytes Arts Centre

51-53 Billet Lane, Hornchurch, Essex RM11 1AX

01708 456 308

fairkytes@havering.gov.uk

www.havering.gov.uk

Guide Last Updated: 16/04/2018

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include arts and craft workshops and workshops for children.

  • The venue consists of two seperate buildings with the car park entrance running between them.

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  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the town.

  • This venue is situated in Hornchurch.

  • 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 Emerson Park.

  • The nearest underground station is Hornchurch.

  • Monday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 09:30 - 16:30.

  • Sunday 10:00 - 13:00.

  • For further information on activities and times please see the venue's web site.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the back 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 are 2 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 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.

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  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • Parking is free for all users.

  • The car park is at the back 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 are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 370cm (11ft 6in x 12ft 2in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 43m (47yd) from the main entrance.

  • The furthest designated bay is 45m (49yd) 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.

  • 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.

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

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 114cm (3ft 9in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open away from you (push).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 112cm (3ft 8in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is easy.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • Lighting levels are varied.

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting level is medium.

  • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional rooms and the standard toilets.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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

  • Lighting levels are low.

  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

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

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is no additional signage on or near the toilet door.

  • The accessible toilet is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located off the sculpture room at the rear of the venue.

  • There is level access to the 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 twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 78cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door is light.

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 127cm x 340cm (4ft 2in x 11ft 2in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 270cm (8ft 10in).

  • There is no dropdown rail.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is not a mixer tap.

  • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.

  • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.

  • 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 42cm (1ft 5in).

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 130cm (4ft 3in) high.

  • 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 sink.

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

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

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

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

  • The contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.

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

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • Lighting levels are medium.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female and male toilets are located on the 2nd floor.

  • The female and male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the car park access road.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

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

  • The doors are single width.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in) wide.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

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  • This information is for the entrance located on the car park.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The bell is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.

  • The main doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The doors are light.

  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

  • This entrance must be opened by a member of staff.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located to the right of the entrance.

  • The ramp or slope is moderate.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).

  • There are steps to access this area / service.

  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.

  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The steps are shallow.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • There is a dropped kerb access from the car park to the ramp.

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  • There are accessible toilets 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.

  • The accessible toilet is 5m (16ft 5in) from the Annex Entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located at the end of the entrance lobby.

  • There is level access to the 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 twist lock.

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

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 185cm x 220cm (6ft 1in 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 144cm (4ft 9in).

  • 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 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 not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There are not mirrors in the accessible toilet.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in) high.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can 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 poor.

  • 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 bright.

  • There is a second door connecting the accessible toilet directly with the room used as a pre-school.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located in the annex corridor on the left.

  • The female toilets are 7m (22ft 12in) from the The Annex - side entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The male toilets are located in the annex corridor on the left.

  • The male toilets are 13m (14yd) from the The Annex - side entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are medium.

  • The female standard toilet has wall bars.

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  • Staff do 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 normally on duty.

  • Staff are trained to BSL level (unknown at time of research).

  • The photographs show 2 of the many rooms available for activities or hire.

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