Guildford Model Engineering Society

Information for Disabled Visitors

GMES has been improving facilities for disabled members and visitors. In particular we have incorporated several features into our recently built clubhouse extension, including a toilet accessible to wheelchair users (which also contains a no-step shower) and an entrance to the building via a ramp.

Wheelchair users, and others, who need to cross the railway tracks either at the level crossing or the raised track gate should use the telephones provided to request access. For any other assistance, speak to a club member who may be identified by a maroon polo shirt with the GMES logo and/or a yellow name badge.

Most of the GMES site is fairly level but access to some areas is across grass. After a period of heavy rain the ground can become soft which may make getting about the site difficult for wheelchair users. This can be a particular problem at our Gala due to the number of visitors and the scattered arrangement of the attractions.

Please note that we may not be able to help directly with lifting or pushing a wheelchair so please come with someone who can do this if necessary. Note also that we do not have wheelchairs available for visitors.

At the Gala, we try to reserve a few parking spaces on the right hand side of Burchatts Farm road adjacent to the clubhouse for disabled visitors.