Hall Hire Q&A’s

Here’s some typical questions that come up when folk are thinking about hiring the church hall. We hope the answers will be helpful.

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Do we get the use of the kitchen?

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Yes. If you have indicated on your booking request that you will take responsibility for Food Standards the kitchen will be available to you. An addition charge of £20 will be made for use of this facility. Please leave the kitchen clean and tidy behind you.

Q.

Can we use roller skates etc?

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No Sorry! We find that wheeled toys like roller skates, roller blades, skate boards and scooters damage the flooring. Please don’t use them inside the halls or corridors of the church

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Can we use an indoor Bouncy Castle?

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Yes. The hall is big enough to take an indoor bouncy castle. One is enough in the hall don’t be tempted to squeeze two in there! (we have been asked before!) Bouncy Castles can be a risky business where injuries can easily occur. Just remember that Westwood Parish Church is not liable for anything that happens at your party. Your activities are not covered under our insurances.

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How much will it cost to hire the hall?

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We will charge a flat rate of £100 for the hire of the large Duncanrig hall. Most parties last 2 hours plus half an hour either side for setting up and clearing up. If you use less than 3 hours the charge remains at £100. If you noticeably overrun your time we may charge you extra. We may ask you to pay in full at the time you confirm your booking. £50 of which is a non-returnable deposit. Other halls may be unused at the time of your party but that doesn’t mean you should spread out to make use of available space! If you are using the kitchen an additional charge of £20 will be made making your total £120

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What facilities are available in the hall?

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There are ample tables and chairs to use and we have a number of nursery sized chairs too for the very young. The hall is eqipped with an induction loop system for those who may have hearing impairment and PA system for music to be played over as well as a microphone to save you going hoarse. At this time the projector facility for DVD’s has expired. We are looking into a replacement.

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What are the earliest times we can access the halls?

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A Saturday hire of the halls is very flexible on access times. A Sunday however, is a bit different as the building is in use by the congregation. 12.30pm is likely to be the earliest you can access the halls on a Sunday.