Batchwood Golf Course and Sports Centre

Batchwood Drive, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL3 5XA

01727 844 250

Batchwood@1Life.co.uk

www.1life.co.uk/st-albans-city-district-council/batchwood-golf-course-sports-centre/home

Guide Last Updated: 29/07/2015

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Access Guide

  • Services / facilities within the building include indoor tennis courts, squash courts, gym, dojo hall and meeting rooms.

  • Services / facilities within the grounds include outdoor tennis courts.

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  • Services / facilities within the grounds include the golf club and golf course.

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  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.

  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.

  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.

  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.

  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.

  • Saturday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • Sunday 07:00 - 19:00.

  • The Golf Course is open dawn until dusk.

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

  • The nearest National Rail station is St Albans City.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building to the left.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 105cm (3ft 5in) wide.

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The door(s) open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 110cm (3ft 7in) wide.

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

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

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

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).

  • 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 2 step(s) to the area / service.

  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.

  • The step(s) is / are medium.

  • The steps do not have handrails.

  • The ramp or slope does bypass the step(s).

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  • This information is for the entrance located to the left of the Sports Centre.

  • There is not level access into the venue.

  • The main door(s) open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door(s) is / are heavy.

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

  • There is a small raised threshold in the doorway.

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  • The desk is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).

  • The desk has a low (76cm or lower) section.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • This venue does play background music.

  • Music is played in the cafe, reception area and the fitness suite.

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

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is level access to the service.

  • 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 medium.

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

  • 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 110cm (3ft 7in).

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

  • The ramp or slope is located towards the rear of the venue.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

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

  • The ramp or slope is located leading down to the tennis courts.

  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

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

  • The ramp does have handrails.

  • The handrails are on both sides.

  • The width of the ramp or slope is 145cm (4ft 9in).

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  • The following information is for the cafe.

  • 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 a lowered section at the counter.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs have armrests.

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

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not 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 sandwiches, crisps and cold snacks.

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  • The following information is for the bar.

  • 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 9m (9yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).

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

  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.

  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not 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.

  • The type of food served here is bar snacks.

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  • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.

  • The fitness suite is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.

  • There is level access to the fitness suite.

  • Level access is by lift.

  • There are doors into the fitness suite.

  • The doors open towards you (pull).

  • The doors are double.

  • The doors are heavy.

  • The opening is 140cm (4ft 7in) wide.

  • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.

  • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.

  • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.

  • There is level access to all of the equipment.

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  • 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.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • 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.

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is not a landing.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located off the main corridor.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 37m (40yd 1ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.

  • Staff do need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 85cm (2ft 9in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 95cm x 110cm (3ft 1in x 3ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

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  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the venue.

  • The lift is a platform lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is 65m (71yd 3in) from the Sports Centre entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The dimensions of the lift are 90cm x 115cm (2ft 11in x 3ft 9in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does have an audible announcer.

  • The controls for the lift are within 120cm from the floor.

  • The lift does have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The lighting level in the lift is low.

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  • There are accessible changing rooms available.

  • The accessible changing room is located off the main corridor.

  • The facility is 41m (44yd 2ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The dimensions of the accessible changing room are 255cm x 220cm (8ft 4in x 7ft 3in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 195cm (6ft 5in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • Wall mounted rails are available.

  • The toilet seat is 50cm (1ft 8in) above floor level.

  • There is a sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The height of the sink is 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • There is not a locker within the accessible changing room.

  • There is not a changing bench.

  • There is a wheel in shower.

  • The facilities available in the accessible shower are an adjustable shower head, handrails, and a flip down seat.

  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).

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

  • The accessible toilet is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located in the cafe.

  • 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 220cm (4ft 11in x 7ft 3in).

  • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 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.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (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 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 good.

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

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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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 19m (20yd 2ft) from the lift.

  • The accessible toilet is located on the first floor, at the rear of the bar.

  • There is level access to the accessible toilet.

  • This is by lift.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

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

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 180cm (5ft 3in x 5ft 11in).

  • 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 115cm (3ft 9in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency 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 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.

  • 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 49cm (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 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 good.

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

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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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 3m (3yd 10in) from the Golf Club entrance.

  • The accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.

  • 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 outwards.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The door weight is heavy.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 120cm x 185cm (3ft 11in x 6ft 1in).

  • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is twist/turn.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency alarm is fully functional.

  • 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.

  • 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 51cm (1ft 8in).

  • 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 105cm (3ft 5in) high.

  • 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 sink.

  • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.

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

  • The height of the sink is 76cm (2ft 6in).

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

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

  • 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.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing room is 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.

  • The standard changing room is 35m (38yd 10in) from the reception desk.

  • The standard changing room is 22m (24yd 2in) from the indoor tennis courts.

  • The standard changing rooms are located off the main corridor.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).

  • There is level access to the shower facilities.

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  • There are standard changing rooms available.

  • The standard changing room is 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Golf Club entrance.

  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left as you enter.

  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.

  • Shower facilities are not available within the changing room(s).

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located within the female changing rooms.

  • The female toilets are 32m (34yd 2ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located within the male changing rooms.

  • The male toilets are 38m (41yd 1ft) from the Sports Centre entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The male toilets are located within the standard changing room.

  • The male toilets are 4m (4yd 1ft) from the Golf Club entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • Baby change facilities are not located within the venue.

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  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.