Harpenden Public Halls

Southdown Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire AL5 1PD

01582 762 880

hph@1life.co.uk

www.harpendenpublichalls.co.uk

Guide Last Updated: 12/07/2017

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Access Guide

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the town or city.

  • This venue is situated in Harpenden.

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

  • The nearest mainline station is Harpenden.

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The venue does have its own car park.

  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 390cm x 490cm (12ft 10in x 16ft 1in).

  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main accessible entrance.

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

  • The car park surface is paved.

  • The main car park (with no designated bays) is at the rear of the building and is accessed via Arden Grove.

  • There is level access into the venue.

  • The main doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 147cm (4ft 10in) wide.

  • There is a second set of doors.

  • The doors open automatically.

  • The doors are double width.

  • The door opening is 148cm (4ft 10in) wide.

  • The reception desk is 1m (3ft 3in) from the front entrance.

  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.

  • The reception desk is medium height.

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is level access to the service(s).

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • This venue does not play background music.

  • The lighting levels are low.

  • 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.

  • No tables are permanently fixed.

  • No chairs are permanently fixed.

  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).

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

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

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

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the accessible entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located to the left of the reception desk.

  • 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 staff.

  • The door opens outwards.

  • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 174cm x 271cm (5ft 9in x 8ft 11in).

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

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

  • The lateral transfer space is 76cm (2ft 6in).

  • The tap type is lever.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

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

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

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

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

  • The height of the wash basin is 81cm (2ft 8in).

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.

  • Wall mounted and drop down rails are available.

  • Standard toilets are available.

  • The female toilets are located to the left of the reception desk.

  • The female toilets are 10m (32ft 10in) from the accessible entrance.

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

  • Lighting levels are bright.

  • The male toilets are located to the left of the reception desk.

  • The male toilets are 12m (13yd) from the accessible 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.

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.

  • Documents are not available in Braille.

  • Documents are not available in large print.

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

  • This service cannot be requested.

  • Staff are trained to take TypeTalk calls.