The Main Hall

The main hall is approximately 15 by 9 metres it is well lit by overhead lighting and windows on both sides. The room can take up to 200 people dancing or 160 seated. There is a fully equipped stage, useful for presentations, musical groups , talks, stage productions ect. The hall is licensed for entertainment but hirers are expected to obtain their own alcohol licence if drinks are to be sold on the premises. Hirers are recommended to speak to the booking secretary should a licensed bar be required. The french windows provide access to paved area and then on to the recreation field.

The toilets, male and female, are to be found in the reception area where there is a small cloakroom with hanging rail for wet coats. The "Access for All" loo has baby changing changing facilities.

There is a full sized projector installed with a large drop down screen. The projector and screen are available for events but as they require a trained operater it is best to speak to the booking secretary.

There is Wi-Fi installed which is password protected.
If you require more information please speak to our booking secretary.

 

 

Main Kitchen

The main kitchen, just off the main hall, is fully equipped with a large cooker, fridge-freezer, dishwasher and constant  hot water. Crockery and cutlery is included in the hiring charges but . It may be best if you provide your own glassware.

Note: There is a bottle recycling area close to the centre (on the other side of the car park). However   rather than disturbing the neighbours, if  your booking ends late in the day  please leave the bottles in the kitchen.  They  will be removed by the caretaker at a later stage.

 

The Garrad Room

The Garrad Room has it's own separate entrance but is connected to the Main Hall via a double door. The dimensions of the Garrad Room are 7m by 7m, and may be booked separately or as a complement to the Main Hall. It is large enough to take 50 people as a seated audience. There are chairs and tables available but if you require a lay out which is specific to your needs please speak to the bookings officer. The room has a separate modest kitchen and is useful for children's parties or smaller activities. The Garrad Room is useful should your function in the main hall be large enough to require a licenced bar.

Although access to the whole facility is wheelchair friendly.  Note,   there is a slope up to the Garrad Room.

There is a small computer operated projector and screen. There is also a voice amplifier with clip on or hand held microphone.

 

The Committee Room

NOTE.  Just at the moment the Committee Room is being used as an office for the local church.

A room at the rear of the building intended to be used as a small meeting room with limited facilities. It can take 12 to 15 people easily and would be useful should you require use of a small discreet space. As it has its own separate entrance with access to a kitchen and toilet it can be used without disturbing other users of the Community Centre.

 

Cleaning

The facilities are given a thorough clean by the caretakers throughout the week. However we would ask hirers to leave the hall at the end of the hiring period, "as you would wish to find it." This is especially important when one booking hands over to another without the time or the opportunity for the caretakers to clean the hall. There are cleaning materials kept in cupboards at both end of the building; for the main hall they are in a tall cupboard in the main kitchen and in the Garrad Room in a similar cupboard in the toilet. It would assist everybody if at the end of a function or booking the chairs and tables be returned to the storage cupboard or stacked for the caretaker.

 

Outside

There is an unlocked outside door adjacent  to the main kitchen which contains two large wheely bins.
The green bin should be used for general waste whilst the blue bin is available for recycled waste.


 

 

The moderately large car park is run by the Parish Council and, apart from a dedicated area for emergency vehicles for the Community Centre,  parking is on a first come first served basis.