Find out more about accessibility of venues that Chris uses for singing weekends and workshops. This is a work in progress. More information will be added from time to time.

Disabled access issues

Accessibility of workshop venues

This page will contain an outline of the general accessibility of the venues that I use. The main issues covered will be possible issues for those with mobility problems and wheelchair users. For specific questions that you might have that go beyond this summary, it will probably be best to contact the venue directly.

Capel St Mary Methodist Church

Methodist Church, Capel St Mary, singing day venue

There is direct wheelchair access to the main hall. There is a disabled toilet and a wheelchair lift down the steps that are near the main entrance which enables access to the back of the church, kitchen and toilets.

Cliff College

Hope Valley, Derbyshire Peak District, residential weekend venue

There are three accessible rooms available. They each have two single beds, wet rooms, alarms etc. Only one is suitable for an electric wheelchair though. There are disabled toilets in most public spaces, notably next to the dining room and workspace. There are plenty of parking spaces near the accommodation blocks. The main accommodation block has stair access only, although there are ground floor rooms available.

Denver Village Hall

Denver, Downham Market, singing day venue

Denver Village Hall is fully wheelchair accessible with a disabled toilet.

Glenthorne Quaker Centre

Grasmere, Lake District, singing weekend venue

Two additional rooms have recently been added in the main house, designed to the highest standard for wheel-chair users. There is direct and level access from these rooms to the dining room, lounge and workspace.

Hursley Parish Hall

Hursley, near Winchester, singing day venue

Hursley Parish Hall is wheelchair accessible with a disabled toilet.

Peterborough Holiday Inn

Peterborough West, residential weekend venue

There are no ground floor bedrooms, but all rooms are accessible by lift. All rooms have baths with a shower over. Two rooms have hoists for those with mobility problems. There is a wheelchair stair lift to those rooms. The workspace, lounge and restaurant are all accessible without steps. There are designated disabled parking spaces in the car park.

St Francis of Assisi church hall

Kenilworth, singing day venue

There is wheelchair access to the church hall and disabled parking spaces in the car park. Once in the building, everything is on the level, including a disabled toilet.

King's Cross Baptist Church

King's Cross, London, singing day venue

Unfortunately there is currently no wheelchair access to the basement space we use. There are about ten steps down to the basement (with handrail) directly from the front entrance of the church at street level. The toilet in the basement is one step up. There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor which is up a further set of steps. There is no lift between the basement and ground floor.

Sarum College

Salisbury, residential weekend venue

Sarum College has lift access to all floors and some bedrooms have handrails and able to accommodate a wheelchair. There is also a fully accessible ground floor room with a profile bed.

St Columba's House

Woking, residential weekend venue

There are two bedrooms in the main house with easy access for people with disabilities and disabled toilets on the ground floor near our workspace. There is lift access to the first floor where all the bedrooms are located. You can find more information in the St Columba's House Access Guide.

Telford Holiday Inn

Telford, residential weekend venue

There is only one fully accessible room. There are three other rooms accessible to wheelchairs, but with shower over bath and no hoist. The venue is always happy to arrange bedroom furniture differently if this will help further with accessibility in the room. The lobby bar and restaurant areas are all on one level and fully wheelchair accessible. There is an accessible toilet in the bar area. Entrance to the leisure club and changing rooms are on one level although access to the swimming pool is by steps.

Towersey Village Hall

Towersey, near Thame, singing day venue

Towersey Village Hall has wheelchair access and disabled toilets.

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