Thanks to support from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the DisabledGo surveying team have returned to update and add new venues to the online access guide for disabled residents and visitors.
The free online guide http://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/tunbridge-wells-borough-council/main-2 has been available to access since 2009 and features in-depth information to over 1000 places so that disabled people and their carers, friends and family can find out about the accessibility of places they would like to visit.
All sorts of places are included, restaurants, shops, leisure centres, parks, theatres, libraries, museums, supermarkets, hotels – this list goes on!
Trained DisabledGo surveyors have been revisiting many of the venues to ensure all the information is accurate and up to date and have also added 31 new venues including
|Venue Name||Address 1||Type|
|Associated Garage Doors||57 High Brooms Road||KAR|
|Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest||Bedgebury Road||DAG|
|Bluebird Tea Co.||Upper Mall||KAR|
|Brenchley Public Car Park and Toilets||High Street||DAG|
|Card Market||56 Calverley Road||KAR|
|Cook||4-6 Monson Road||KAR|
|Co-operative Food||High Street||DAG|
|Frittenden Parish Council||Frittenden Memorial Hall||DAG|
|Fuggles Beer Cafe||28 Grosvenor Road||DAG|
|Groombridge Place Gardens and Enchanted Forest||Groombridge Hill||DAG|
|High Brooms Road Car Park||High Brooms Road||DAG|
|Humphrey’s Shoe Repairs & Key Cutting||66 High Brooms Road||KAR|
|Iden Green Pavilion||Holly Villas, Chapel Lane||DAG|
|Lamberhurst Public Car Park and Toilets||The Broadway||DAG|
|Odeon Cinema||Knights Leisure Park||DAG|
|Paddock Wood Public Car Park and Toilets||Commercial Road||DAG|
|Paddock Wood Town Council Day Centre||Commercial Road||DAG|
|Pandora||SU 33, Upper Mall||KAR|
|Pennington Road Car Park||Pennington Road||DAG|
|Pleasant Sandwich Bar||7 Mount Pleasant Road||DAG|
|Poundland||10-16 Grosvenor Road||KAR|
|Rohan||60 Calverley Road||KAR|
|Royal Tunbridge Wells Indoor Bowls Club||High Woods Lane||DAG|
|Royal Wells Hotel||59 Mount Ephraim||DAG|
|Sissinghurst Castle Garden||Biddenden Road||DAG|
|Southborough Public Toilets||London Road||DAG|
|Tunbridge Wells Gateway||8 Grosvenor Road||DAG|
|Velohouse||5 St John’s Road||DAG|
By using the guide people can find out whether accessible parking bays are available, how you would need to walk to get to an entrance, if a hearing loop is available at reception, what side the transfer space is in an accessible toilet, whether there are tactile lift buttons, if staff have received disability equality training, if somewhere plays background music, if flashing fire alarms are available and if there are places to sit and rest.
DisabledGo is a social enterprise working across the UK to tackle social isolation and inequality by providing better information. It was founded by wheelchair user Dr Gregory Burke in response to his frustration about the lack of information for disabled people trying to access new places.
All the information about Tunbridge Wells sits alongside information on over 125,000 different places spread all across the UK, making it a great tool for planning a trip too.
Make sure you visit the Access Guides to see the changes and plan your next trip.