Moresby Church Hall

Moresby Church Hall can be hired for one off events and regular meetings. There is seating for approximately 100 people in the main hall. The floor space is ideal for dances. The kitchen facilities include instant hot water for making refreshments and a quick cycle dishwasher. The tables and chairs can be arranged in a variety of layouts to suit the needs of your group or event. There is car parking adjacent to the hall and level access into the hall for all abilities.

Please contact our Church Hall co--ordinator, Mr Dennis Billington, on 01946 61056, for availability and prices.

The following information describes the conditions of hire.

1.    The User must sign the agreement for the use of St Bridget’s Church Hall (“the Hall”) before hiring commences.
2.    The User must ensure that the Premises are not used for any activity contrary to the ethos of the St Bridget’s Church.
3.    The Premises must only be occupied between the times stated on this agreement. These times include preparation and tidying up time.
4.    If the User fails to vacate the Premises at the times stated, an extra charge will be made for each hour or part of the hour thereafter.
5.    The fee is payable as agreed on the booking form (cheques are payable to PCC St Bridget Moresby). St Bridget’s Parochial Church Council (PCC) reserves the right to terminate the letting immediately if any such payment remains outstanding for more than 7 days from the due date.
6.    One (1) week's notice to the Hall Coordinator is required if the User does not wish to use the Premises for any particular session. In this instance, no charge will be made for that particular session. If this condition is not adhered to, PCC reserves the right to charge the User up to 50% of the cost of hiring the Premises for the sessions when they failed to use it.
7.    For early termination of this contract, either party requires one (1) month’s written notification. If the User does not adhere to this condition, PCC reserves the right to charge the User up to one month's charges.
8.    PCC reserves the right to close the Premises, or any part thereof, when necessary, e.g. during church services, for church use, for building work, Polling Day etc. The User, when requested by PCC must remove items stored by the User in the part of the Premises to be closed. PCC undertakes to give reasonable notice in such circumstances.
9.    PCC is not responsible for any loss of income to the user due to loss of use of the building due to unforeseen circumstances e.g. flood, wind damage, terrorism. If appropriate, the User must take out suitable insurance to cover such eventualities.
10.  Security is of paramount importance:

The User is responsible for the security of the Premises during the agreed hours.
The User will enter and leave the Premises through the main entrance. Door Security will be the responsibility of the User.
The User is responsible for ensuring that all windows are securely closed prior to leaving the premises and all lights turned off, and both doors are locked.
Users must ensure that their members (or parents in the case of children) do not allow strangers into the Premises.
If use of the kitchen has been agreed, the User must ensure that all appliances have been switched off before vacating the Premises and that the rear fire door is secure.
11.  In special cases, PCC will issue the individual named on the agreement with a set of keys to the relevant parts of the Premises. The User will sign for these keys.

The named individual is responsible for the safe keeping of these keys, and ensuring that the Premises are securely locked at the end of each hiring session.
In the event of these keys being lost or stolen, the User must immediately notify the Hall Co-ordinator.
The User, or the User’s insurer, will pay the cost of replacing the appropriate locks and all the keys required by all key holders for these locks.
At the end of the contract, the keys must be returned to PCC.
Under no circumstances should any copy of these keys be made.
If any key is copied or passed to a third party, this will result in the immediate termination of the agreement, and the cost of the replacement of relevant locks and keys must be borne by the User.
12.  The User is required to be familiar with fire escape routes and assembly areas as indicated on the notice board in the main entrance, and must ensure that these are brought to the attention of all its members. See paragraph 32 for details.
13.  The User must ensure that the Premises are left clean and tidy after each session of use. The User must deposit all rubbish or unclaimed property in the bin or alternatively remove it from the Premises at the end of each session. PCC continues to support recycling and encourages Users to take all recyclable materials home.
14.  Users wishing to store items in designated areas of the Premises must obtain prior written agreement from the PCC Secretary. A charge may be made for storage. Items must not be inflammable or of a dangerous nature. PCC accepts no responsibility for items stored, which should be fully covered by the User’s own Insurance policy. Any items not stored in accordance with this paragraph may be removed from the Premises and disposed of, without recourse to the User.
15.  On the Premises, members of the User group must NOT

Bring, sell or consume alcohol or illegal drugs
Bet or gamble in any form, other than small raffles where the sum expended on prizes does not exceed £50.00 and is not cash.
Cook in any room other than the kitchen
Affix any items to the Premises structure (e.g. walls, doors) whether permanent or temporary except where explicitly made available on notice boards provided, or alternatively where the PCC Secretary provides written permission.
16.  Consideration must be given at all times to the neighbours and other Users of the Premises.
17.  The User must take responsibility for its own first aid.  Proof of qualified first aiders must be presented, if requested. A first aid box is available for use in the kitchen.
18.  PCC is responsible for the safe condition of the Premises for letting. The responsibility for the safe use of the Premises remains with the User. All accidents must be reported in the Accident Book located in the foyer.  The User may wish to take out appropriate insurance to cover their own liabilities in this regard.
19.  If any damage is caused to the Premises, its fittings or its contents, the User must notify the Hall Coordinator immediately. If any damage occurs, the User will be charged the full cost of the repair.
20.  No responsibility will be taken for any damage to or loss of property belonging to the User or their members. All personal belongings must be removed at the end of each session.
21.  The User must be fully insured in respect of Third Party Risks, The PCC will not be liable for any accidents to persons or damage to property arising out of any letting.
22.  The User will ensure that nothing shall be done to injure the reputation of the Premises or offend against any statute or any of the regulations of any local or public Authority in any way.
23.  PCC undertake to pay all water rates assessed and all charges for oil and electricity supplied to the building of which the Premises form part and to be responsible for heating and lighting the Premises.
24.  The responsibility for the required testing of Portable Appliances remains with the User. However PCC will notify the User when its own testing is performed, and the User may avail themselves of this service. The cost of this service will be in addition to any agreed rental.
25.  If the User identifies any repairs necessary or other property related matters (e.g. theft, vandalism) they must record these in the Repairs Book located in the foyer.
26.  The User must have regard to Child Protection and must be familiar with the Home Office code of practice Safe from Harm, have an understanding of it and undertake to follow the code of practice contained therein in relation to work with children and young people under the age of 16 years. A copy of PCC’s Policy and Guidelines Safeguarding children and Young People is on display on a notice board in the foyer. A copy of CRB clearance certificates must be returned to the PCC Secretary with the signed copy of the Agreement, where applicable.
27.  The User must have regard to Child Protection Policy and Health & Safety Risks. A copy of the Policy and Risk Assessment is available on request.
28.  If the User wishes to hold any activity that is not part of their normal activities then prior written permission should be sought from the Hall Coordinator.
29.  No sub-letting is allowed under any circumstances.
30.  PCC fully supports Fair Trade (FT) and uses FT goods (e.g. Traidcraft coffee, available in supermarkets) as much as possible. Users are encouraged to support our FT policy.
31.  PCC reserves the right to terminate the letting agreement of the User with immediate effect if the User fails to meet these conditions.
32.  Under The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (enforced October 2006) a
“responsible person” must be appointed   to all non-domestic premises. The PCC took on this role, but cannot be on the premises at all times during the day, therefore, each User group should appoint someone to take on the role of the
 “Temporary Responsible Person (TRP).
The role of the Temporary Responsible Person (TRP) can be summarised as follows;
·        TRPs should be familiar with the escape routes, the position of the fire extinguishers, as defined on the Plans displayed in the foyer.
·        The TRP should be familiar with the Emergency Plan.
·        If appropriately trained, the TRP should use the fire extinguishers if safe to do so.
·        The TRP should ensure that all the people within their care can be safely and easily evacuated in the event of the fire. Should the TRP be responsible for a group of elderly people or small children they must ensure they have sufficient able-bodied carers to fulfil the above duty.
·        The TRP should identify specific measures for disabled people. These measures should be listed as a ‘Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan’ and should be discussed and agreed with the disabled person. The TRP will need to have sufficient able-bodied people available to exercise this plan, which could, for example, mean lifting a person and wheelchair.
·        The TRP should have means to call the fire brigade, i.e. either have a functioning mobile phone, or be familiar with the nearest public phone.
·        The TRP must ensure that all staff/leaders etc required to execute the safe evacuation are aware of their responsibilities.
·        The TRP should be familiar with the location of all people under their care within the building.
·        The TRP should ensure that all the people under their care are safely outside the building and ensure that they remain at the assembly point, particularly when looking after small children.
·        The TRP should inform the Fire Brigade of any details of the fire and should remain at the assembly point until directed otherwise by the fire brigade.