General Facilities and Equipment

We have three spaces for hire  - the East Hall, the West Hall and the Hengrave Room, plus lockable storage. There is a discreet kitchenette in each hire space which can be used to make drinks. We no longer hire out our main kitchen as it is used exclusively by our onsite cafe. 

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The East Hall is yellow, the West Hall is pink and the Hengrave Room is green.


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Each hire space has a (free of charge) kitchenette as in the little photo here to make your own drinks. These have everything you'll need to make a cuppa (except tea / coffee / milk supplies) as well as drinking water. They are each equipped with kettles, mugs, glasses, and washing up stuff. You could borrow our urn for larger numbers – please let us know at the time of booking. 

You are welcome to bring in your own lunch / food, or organise and bring in your own catering.

We invite you to enjoy the food in our nicely rustic vegetarian cafe next door - the Old School Cafe - which is currently open for breakfast and lunch - 9.15am till 2.30pm (last orders 2pm, take away only after then) for fresh homemade yummy food. They also offer gluten free and vegan options, and have particularly child friendly days on a Mon and Thurs with toys set up. You can book a group lunch in advance by calling Hayley on 01284 756860 or email her This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or see their Facebook page. 

The cafe is staffed mainly by volunteers and we'd love you to join us by volunteering - you can commit to as many or as few shifts as you would want. You'd be supporting fair trade and making new friends at the same time. Call Hayley on 01284 756860 to chat about applying, or pop in to see her.  

We also have the following available to use/hire. ..

Please make arrangements at the time of booking where necessary.

Free of charge

Projector Screen free of charge - we make a charge of £10 for hire of our projector
Internet access We have fast Wifi throughout. The service does have some restrictions in terms of permissible downloads. 
Trestle tables and chairs We have 10 x 6ft tables, 8 x 5ft tables and 5 x 4ft tables and 100 chairs. We are happy to hire tables (but not chairs, sorry) for external community events in exchange for a modest donation to The Centre.     

Hearing loop & microphones for the loop -  available in East and West Halls but not in Hengrave Room.

Hi Fi speakers for projector/ laptop/iphone/ipad connection.    Crockery and cutlery (Free for events in The Centre only, by donation for external events) 

Please see our rates pages for current charges
Lockable storage - subject to availability. There are separate Terms and Conditions for storage hire.
Crockery and cutlery (free for things that take place in The Centre)
Digital projector and/or screen  - currently £10 for the projector, the screen is free
Table /chair set up & clear away needs to be booked in advance, we may not always be able to provide this, but we will try! 
Lockable Storage – subject to availability. Details on ‘Storage’ page.