Access Statement

 

Keys to the Centre need to be collected from the Warden’s house in nearby Rhigos.

The Centre is approached from GR SN 931069 by a surfaced 1km track passing through three five bar gates, one of which is kept locked.   There are 3 speed bumps.

Entering the post code into a ‘Sat Nav’ will take you past the track entrance, which is to be found just past the river bridge on the left.

Parking is within 20 metres of the Centre entrance where unloading can take place.

From the parking area the Centre is reached through a gate width 1200mm then slightly uphill across a rough surface and a step down of 170mm to an uneven surfaced patio and the main entrance, which is to the rear of the Cottage.

Cottage

  • Rear entrance step up to doorway 45mm.  Door width 820mm.
  • Rear entrance area to the cottage contains a low level sink.
  • Toilet cubicle (Unisex) door width 800mm, toilet height 460mm
  • Toilet and shower cubicle (Unisex) door width 520mm, toilet height 460mm, shower tray step up 240mm
  • Drying room door width 660mm
  • Sitting room door width 850mm, with main and side lighting, tourist information; brochures and guide books
  • Eleven stairs  up to first floor and bedrooms
  • Bedroom 1.  Door width of 710mm.  One single bed
  • Bedroom 2.  Door width of 690mm.  Two double bunk beds, four rungs to the upper bunk.
  • Landing width of 730mm narrowing to 680mm leading to, Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 3.  Door width of 670mm.  Four double bunk beds, four rungs to the upper bunk.
  • Illuminated sign above door to fire escape.
  • Fire escape from first floor landing, step up to doorway 20 mm, door width 704mm, two flights of nine steps down, with  half landing.  Railed sides.
  • The front door to the cottage is approached by a path with a 60mm step up.  The entrance has a 10mm step up, across a fitted doormat and then a 70mm step down.  The entrance is 940mm width at its narrowest.

Barn

Access to the barn is from within the cottage rear entrance area 

There is step up of 75mm with a doorway width of 800mm and then 6 steps down to the Dining Area

Dining area

  • Fire escape from dining area, step up to doorway 50 mm, and door width 709mm, seven uneven steps down. 
    Not railed.
  • Illuminated sign above door to fire escape.
  • Kitchen door width 700 mm, worktop height 925 mm
  • Oven doors, window opening.
  • Door to showers (Unisex), width 710mm.
  • Shower door widths of 580, 580 and 560mm, all with a step up of 30mm to the shower tray

There is step up 75mm with a doorway width of 800mm and then nine steps up to the first floor dormitory, width 950mm narrowing to 840mm.

Dormitory

  • Eight double bunk beds, the upper bunks being accessed by a five rung ladder.
  • Four steps up to a seating area.
  • Toilet (Unisex) door widths   602mm, toilet heights 480mm.
  • Illuminated sign above the fire escape door.
  • Fire escape from dormitory, step up to doorway 40 mm, door width 800 mm.  Ten steps down. Railed both sides.

Bench/tables are situated outside on the uneven patio surface.

Good mobile ‘phone reception (Vodafone, T-mobile and Orange at least)

The Centre is in the middle of a sheep farming area, so no ‘free run’ area is available for dogs.

The nearest Shop Mobility is in Merthyr Tydfil. 

Telephone: 01685 373237; email: shopmomerthyr@btconnect.com


 

Safeguarding Policy for Child protection

The Chichester Youth Adventure Trust (The Trust) is committed to providing a safe facility for all Children participating in activities at Tyle Morgrug.

We will do this by encouraging all users of the centre facilities to confirm their Safeguarding policies and practice and by: 

• Recognising all children and young people participating in activities at the centre, regardless of age, gender, race, religious belief, sexual orientation, ability or disability, have the right to participate in a safe environment and have the right to protection from harm.

• Ensuring that all individuals who work for the Trust, with children and young people, provide a safe and positive experience.

• Adopting the WSCC policy for safeguarding and child protection, and any future versions of the policy.

• Appointing a Child Welfare Officer (CWO) and ensuring they receive training, so they have the necessary skills to undertake their role effectively. 

• Ensuring, if and when applicable, all people who work with children and young people under the Trust’s responsibility, understand this policy applies to them. 

• Ensuring all Trustees and those working with children and young people as part of the Trust’s operation, are recruited in accordance with the relevant legislation and DBS checks. 

• Ensuring all people who work with children on behalf of the Trust are provided with information on good practice and code of conduct. 

• Ensuring the name and contact details of the Trust’s child welfare officer are provided to visitors and relevant external agencies when required.

• Ensuring those involved with the Trust’s work are aware that the CWO should be the first point of contact for any concerns regarding any safeguarding issues considered to be the Trust’s responsibility. 

• Ensuring reporting procedures exist for raising and managing child safeguarding concerns that might involve the Trust.

• Ensuring everyone connected with the Trust’s responsibilities (including parents, children, volunteers and visitors) have the opportunity to voice any concerns they have about potential poor practice or suspected abuse, to the CWO.

• Ensuring all suspicions, allegations and concerns are taken seriously and dealt with swiftly and appropriately.

• Ensuring access to confidential information regarding safeguarding concerns is restricted to the CWO and appropriate external authorities eg: the Local Authority Designated Officer (LADO) of WSCC.

• Ensuring all those in a position of responsibility at the centre recognise it is not their responsibility to determine if abuse has occurred, but it is their responsibility to report and act on any concerns they may have.


Complaints

 

If a hirer has an issue with the facilities that were hired in the first instance the bookings secretary will attempt to resolve them.

If the matter remains unresolved it will be referred to the chairman of the trustees to resolve.

If resolution cannot be reached this way the matter will be brought to the attention of all the trustees at the next planned meeting or if more urgent by the calling of an extra meeting.

If the complainant is still not satisfied they will be advised that they should contact the Charity Commission who is also the regulator for complaints about the way that the Charity is run.


Listings

 

The listing on this website,  of potential venues or providers of opportunities and activities does not, in any way, imply any recommendation or guarantee of quality assurance.  Such a judgement must remain the responsibility of the visiting group leader.

The CYAT expects you to comply with any requirements your organisation makes regarding the qualifications of instructors/leaders or other criteria.


Our purpose:
To provide bunkhouse accommodation, in South Wales, for the benefit of youth groups and their leaders.
When not used by young people it will be available for adult groups.

Back ground to the Privacy Policy:
Chichester Youth Adventure Trust (CYAT) treats your privacy very seriously and we are committed to ensuring your personal data is protected. Our privacy policy contains important information on how we comply with applicable UK data protection legislation.
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replaces the Data Protection Act 1998. GDPR lays out our obligations in regard to the data we collect, what we do with the information, who we may share it with, and your choices and right to that information.

What information do we collect on you?
In order to provide you with the service of hiring the bunkhouse we may need to collect the following information:

  • Your name.
  • Your postal address: this could be a personal residential one or one for your organisation.
  • Your email address: this could be personal or one for your organisation.
  • Your telephone number(s): this could be personal or one for your organisation.
  • Name of person or organisation of the group making the booking.

In order to comply with the requirements of the Charities commission, we do collect the following for each appointed trustee:

  • Full name.
  • Postal address.
  • Email address.
  • Telephone number(s).

How do we collect your information?
All user information is obtained from a booking form, completed by the user, when confirming each booking.
Information on a trustee is obtained when that person is appointed and would normally be obtained via a verbal conversation or by email. Any changes to the data would be collected in the same way.

How do we use your personal data?
We take your privacy seriously and we will only ever collect and use information which is personal to you where it is necessary and lawful to do so. We will collect and use your information only where:

  • We need to provide you, in advance of your visit, information required for and during your stay.
  • We need to send an invoice, or respond to questions, concerning or after your visit.
  • To provide you with a copy of the annual report and accounts.

The personal data collected on the trustees is that required by Charities Commission.

Who may we share your information with?
We do not share your information with any third party. It is only available to the caretaker and a trustee who needs it for a specific purpose eg; the booking secretary & any trustee standing in for him, the chair person and the trustee responsible for preparing and posting the annual report.

How do we protect our information?
We take information and system security very seriously and we strive to comply with our obligations at all times. Any personal information which is collated recorded or used in any way, whether on paper, online or any other media, will have appropriate safeguards applied in line with our data protection obligations.

How long do we keep your information?
We will keep your personal information for a period of at least 7 years. The information is held on the booking forms, which are required to be kept for this period in line with evidence relevant to our accounts. The booking information supports the number of users, and the subsequent income, for each year.

Personal information on a trustee is retained for the duration of their role as trustee.

How can you access the data we hold about you?
You have the right to request the personal information that we hold about you and to obtain a copy of this information, or if you have any queries, please write to the following address:

Data Protection Officer
Chichester Youth Adventure Trust
87 Worcester Road
Chichester
PO19 5EB

We will provide you with the information, or a date when it will be available, within 30 days of your request.

The Information Commissioner’s Office is the UK’s independent authority set up to uphold information rights in the public interest, providing openness by public bodies and data privacy for individuals. They can be contacted via their website at: https://ico.org.uk/

Privacy Policy