Room Hire Terms
ROOM HIRE – Dale Street Methodist Church
TERMS & CONDITIONS for Hire of Premises by Occasional Users
1. Hire of premises should be arranged with Andrew Emm who will confirm whether the booking has been made.
New hirers are requested to complete the Booking Form. For certain events a deposit may be required.
a) Vacuuming if necessary and tidying up after use to return the premises to the condition in which they were found including replacing furniture (or paying the costs of cleaning up at £10.00 per hour);
b) Ensuring the persons using the premises observe the rules of the building (see below) and confine themselves to use of the agreed hired rooms only;
c) Paying for repair to any damage. Blu tac only may be used carefully for signage, not tape;
d) Assessing Fire Risks and having their own Emergency Action Plan including ensuring safe evacuation of the building. A generic plan is offered below. The Church’s full plan is available for inspection;
e) Performing Risk Assessments appropriate to their activity and those attending. You are liable, and not the Church, for any attendees claims arising from your event and you should consider insurance accordingly.
f) Leaving the premises secure. All doors & windows must be checked as locked unless a clear handover is agreed with another, named, building user who is staying on.
a) Safeguarding. Hirers must acquaint themselves with the church’s policy for the protection of children and young people, and comply with the requirements therein;
b) no alcoholic drinks must be brought onto the premises;
c) no smoking is allowed anywhere; and
d) lotteries or games of chance are prohibited except that raffles/tombolas are permitted if for charity, are completed on a single day and in which the prizes are of modest value.
The Church may seek higher charges for certain types of commercial use or for large events but is also open to a conversation about lower charges for some charity groups etc, and if for regular bookings.
Typical hire charges per ‘session’ might be:
- Hall and Lounge £45.00
- Church and adjoining Community Room £80.00
- Community Room £45.00
- Eborn Room, Parlour or other smaller meeting space £20.00
- Kitchen (in association with other room hire) £15.00
Requirements to use crockery and cutlery must be discussed in advance.
Parking is available on street close to the church and in town car parks.
This requirement is likely to be waived if the usage is occasional and non-commercial use.
Please clarify any queries with Andrew Emm via email or on
Generic Emergency Action Plan
Organisations using the building should have their own Fire Safety Plan suitable to the types of persons attending, their activities and their location within the building.
1. Nominate 2 people to act as Fire Marshalls.
- Check hot lights (eg theatrical lights/projectors) and any ovens/gas rings are not left unattended.
2. In case of fire or of alarm sounding Marshalls should: