These buildings are a blessing to our Church and this community. The Church welcomes their responsible use by groups and individuals. The Church Council has laid down the following conditions for the benefit of all concerned. It may vary them at its discretion:
The following fees currently apply:
Winter Hall [8 x 15 metres] £14.64 per hour
Mervin Hall [9 x 8 metres] £10.16 per hour
Wallis Room [Octagonal 9 metres across] £12.56 per hour
A member of the Church will normally be present at the start of hiring and also at the end to lock and secure the building. If there are no other people in the building when you leave, please contact the duty key holder who will come down and lock up for you.
Please ensure that you allow time to set up and pack away within the time shown on your booking form. Our key holders are all volunteers.
CCTV operates in the foyer for security purposes.
Conditions of Use
Please read carefully and retain for reference. Subject to availability, halls may be hired for meetings, parties (except on Sundays), exhibitions, uniformed organisations and educational purposes. Please note that Monday to Friday bookings should end by 10pm and Saturday bookings by 10.30pm.
St Andrew’s takes the issue of safeguarding very seriously for both children/young people and vulnerable adults. It therefore expects all organisations supporting any of these groups to have a safeguarding policy and/or to be aware of St Andrew’s own safeguarding procedures and the team who oversee this work.
Exceptions and Restrictions
The hire fee includes use of tables and chairs and hot water for tea/coffee making. Additional facilities, such as fridge and freezer, have to be booked in advance. Use of cooker must be pre-booked and paid for in advance. It is the responsibility of the hirer to set up chairs and tables and to put them away afterwards. In the Winter Hall tables must be stored face to face to prevent damage to the surfaces. Chairs should be stacked on the trolley provided.
Users are expected to behave responsibly, to take good care of the premises, equipment and grounds and to be considerate to people in neighbouring homes. In particular hirers should:-
Cancellation or Curtailment
The Church may have to cancel if the premises are required for an election other civic purpose or important Church services or meetings. The Church also has the right to cancel or curtail a booking in the event of actual or expected evasion of conditions of use or non payment of monies due.
Repair of Damage
The hirer will be required to meet in full the cost of professional repairs to the premises, equipment or grounds that are damaged as a result of the hirer’s use of the premises.
All hirers are expected to provide insurance for their own activities.