VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY PLEASE.
WE DON’T WANT TO DISAPPOINT YOU, SO PLEASE DON’T JUST TURN UP ON THE OFF-CHANCE. THANK YOU.
We’re a community centre and charity run by volunteers – not a commercial operation with full-time staff.
We’ll always do our best to deal with your enquiry within 48 hours – but please don’t expect an immediate response. We’re happy to arrange viewings of the facilities, but we have one part-time administrator who usually works within normal office hours, but not every day – and not evenings and weekends.
The Centre is also very busy with existing lettings 7 days a week, which means there are very limited time slots for showing people around without disturbing our users’ classes and activities.
However, appointments to view can generally be arranged between 2pm and 3pm Mondays, and 12.30 – 2pm Thursdays.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call to set up an appointment. Thank you.
We are a charity that runs the Centre on a not-for-profit basis for the benefit of the community. Each year we need to make enough income from hire charges to meet all our running costs. And invest in the upkeep and improvement of the building and facilities.
We don’t have a standard price list because there are many different spaces for hire at the Centre, and depending on which (or which combination) you need for your activity and event, and when this is, the price we ask you pay will vary. For instance, we charge a lower rate for community groups than for businesses running profit-making classes from the Centre. We charge a lower rate for regular user groups than we do for one-off lettings. We charge less at off-peak times when we need to fill space, than we do at peak times when we have a lot of demand for space. And so on. So there are many variables which make it very difficult to publish a set price list.
Indicatively however, for private weekend hire of the Centre’s main hall for parties and events (which includes use of the kitchen and stage), we charge £25 per hour, with a minimum hire period of 4 hours – so £100. Other rooms, at other times, are cheaper to hire. Whichever space you would like to hire, we promise we’ll offer you a fair and competitive price, so please get in touch on 017375 54220 or email us at email@example.com
Please note that all bookings must be made a minimum of FOUR WEEKS in advance. Experience shows that’s how long it usually takes to sort out paperwork, deposits and payments, handover of keys, any necessary insurances, etc. We’re very sorry, but if you contact us with a view to hiring out one of our halls or rooms at less than four weeks notice, we’re likely to have to be disappoint you.
We want the Centre to be available to all sections of the community for all sorts of functions. Unfortunately, we’ve had a number of instances of vandalism, theft and disturbance as a result of teenage party bookings. We therefore don’t accept bookings for unsupervised parties for young people aged 13 – 21 (we have a minimum age of 25 for hiring the Centre in any case, so bookings must be made by a responsible adult). For teenage parties, we will ask to meet the responsible adult at the time of booking to verify adequate supervision and security arrangements will be in place, and we’ll also ask for a minimum deposit of £300 against damage or extra cleaning requirements. If we have any reason to believe a teenage party may be inadequately supervised, we reserve the right to decline a booking application without explanation.