General Facilities and Equipment

We have three spaces for hire  - the East Hall, the West Hall and the Hengrave Room, plus the main kitchen and lockable storage. You don't need to hire the main kitchen to make drinks, as there is a teapoint in each hire space.

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

We are fully wheelchair accessible and have baby changing facilities.


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Each hire space has a (free of charge) tea point as in the little photo here to make your own drinks. These have equipment for making both hot and cold drinks and have a sink with hot and cold running water. They are equipped with two kettles, mugs, glasses, and fairtrade tea/coffee/sugar, as well a couple of 'herb' teas and  washing up stuff. You can bring your own supplies if you'd like to. You could borrow our urn for larger numbers – please let us know at the time of booking. You'd just need to bring milk (we don’t have refrigeration).

Our fairtrade café next door is open Tues to Sat 10am till 4pm sharp for light lunches (rolls, jacket spuds, quiche, soup) homemade fairtrade cakes and drinks at very reasonable prices. Please be aware that the café may not be able to meet any requirement for a group lunch without an advance order so please contact them 01284 756860 to arrange this, or for a quote for light catering for your event. The cafe is staffed mainly by volunteers. If you'd like to volunteer to help in our cafe or shop and make new friends whilst supporting fair trade please get in touch with Hayley on 01284 756860


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

Please make arrangements at the time of booking.

Free of charge
Internet access We have fast Wifi throughout. The service does have some restrictions in terms of permissible downloads. The password is displayed in the halls. 
Trestle tables and chairs We have 11 x 6ft tables, 9 x 5ft tables and 4 x 4ft tables and 60 chairs. We are happy to hire the tables and chairs for external community events in exchange for a modest donation to The Centre.
Crockery and cutlery & urn (Free for events in The Centre only)
Hearing loop & microphones  available in East and West Halls but not in Hengrave Room.
Hi Fi speakers for projector/ laptop/iphone/ipad connection.

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
Table /chair set up & clear away needs to be booked in advance (From March 2017 we are no longer able to offer this service. We may be able to offer it in the future) 
Main Kitchen – details on ‘Kitchen’ page. You don't need the main kitchen to make drinks - there are teapoints
Lockable Storage – subject to availability. Details on ‘Storage’ page.