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 Post subject: Work started!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:20 pm 
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Went down to the Ground this morning to “do a bit” along with a few others and guess what............guys were working inside on the Club Shop/Bar! Patience is a wonderful thing!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:28 pm 
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Good news. Can I take it the bar is upstairs (overlooking the pitch) and what will be the disabled facilities to get to it?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 5:53 pm 
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Now now Ray, we didn’t get to the Cup Finale so answer is ......no!

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 6:19 pm 
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No problem. I’m sure access to the ‘new’ bar will be suitably covered by the Disability Act of 1995 or the Equality Act 2010.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 8:29 pm 
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Ray is correct.

Any new facility would have to be accessible to the disabled whether the club (or anyone else for that matter) likes it or not.

This isn't a case of 'the World's gawn mad', it is more a situation of giving assistance to those who need it.

As well as those with permanent disabilities, there are some with temporary issues (e.g. individuals awaiting knee or hip replacements (and in pain you wouldn't wish on your greatest enemy)); these people also need assistance in entering areas that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.

Also, we mustn't forget those with family members who have disabilities and it is only correct that they are able to bring their loved ones with them so they can also have a good day out (ruined by the football).

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:25 pm 
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Ray Peploe wrote:
No problem. I’m sure access to the ‘new’ bar will be suitably covered by the Disability Act of 1995 or the Equality Act 2010.

Out of interest what do the club have to achieve to cover both acts suitably. As I believe football should be available for everyone


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unit wrote:
Ray Peploe wrote:
No problem. I’m sure access to the ‘new’ bar will be suitably covered by the Disability Act of 1995 or the Equality Act 2010.

Out of interest what do the club have to achieve to cover both acts suitably. As I believe football should be available for everyone

As I understand it (and I could be wrong), 'so far as is reasonably practicable' the premises needs to be available to all.

Basically, unless the cost and/or effort far outweighs the benefits, it has to be done.

In the case of making areas accessible to those with (temporary or permanent) mobility issues, owners of a structure that pre-dates the legislation may avoid any required adjustments by claiming that the expense and/or the amount of work required is prohibitive. However, I do not think such an argument would be accepted with regard to a new build.

One would, reasonably, presume that (in order to be granted planning permission) the plans for any non-residential structure of more than one storey would need to include provisions to make the areas beyond the ground floor available to all (i.e. a lift).

As the club is run by professional and competent persons, one should have no concerns about it over-looking its responsibilities reference this matter.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:57 pm 
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Thank you Mr R, for an excellent and detailed response.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:47 pm 
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ex spain wrote:
Went down to the Ground this morning to “do a bit” along with a few others and guess what............guys were working inside on the Club Shop/Bar! Patience is a wonderful thing!

Start of thread is "work started"
When will a thread start " work finished "


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