The hall’s trustees met on 13th February and approved a new charging structure which will apply to all new bookings made on and after 1st April 2019. Existing bookings will not be affected unless there would be a saving under the new system, when hirers can opt to have their booking re-priced. Bookings made between 14/2/19 and 31/3/19 will also be priced at the current rates.

The new charging structure ends the two tier system of ‘event’ time and ‘prep’ time which we have operated for 10 years. Main elements are:

  • a simpler structure
  • published rates for parish use (villagers and organisations) and higher rates for non-parishioners and commercial use. (This replaces a percentage discount for village use)
  • a minimum 2 hour hire period for bookings, other than exercise classes
  • a number of special rates for larger parties and events
  • continuation of separately-priced wedding packages.

You can see the new tariff sheet here.

We are also introducing a formal cancellation policy and a policy for prepayments and deposits. Details available soon

In parallel to these changes we will be introducing a new booking system and contact details – these will be set out in letters to existing hirers and in another post on this site as soon as details are confirmed.

Don Mildenhall

14 February 2019