We have a variety of rooms available for hire, so whether you need to hold a group meeting for 70 people or a children’s birthday party, just the once or every week all year, we can help.

Our attractive and recently refurbished centre offers a high standard of rooms – they are safe, clean and warm (or cool in summer) and we have a large kitchen as well as parking.

The Centre is staffed, so there’s nearly always someone to help if you have a problem.

We offer use of our modern kitchen facilities – including oven, microwave and fridge with a serving hatch through to the hall – and we can also help you arrange caterers if required. We have an automatic plumbed-in urn which can dispense hot water for up to 400 hot drinks per hour – enough to keep even the biggest of groups happy!

There is full access to properly equipped disabled toilets.

We have plenty of comfortable seats and free wi-fi on request, plus we have various pieces of equipment available – a screen for PowerPoint presentations (or slide shows), irons for craft groups, art books and so on.

We have a Hall and several other rooms of varying sizes for hire by the hour or day. Please contact us if you would like to know more, or to arrange to come and see the spaces available.

Ground Floor


Size: 101.8m² / 1096ft²

Capacity: 40 tables, 105 seated, 75 standing

Our hall has a hatch through to the kitchen, perfect for serving food and drinks at a party.

£29 /per hour (£33 for parties)

Hall + Room 1


If you require a larger space we can hire out the hall and room 1 together at a reduced rate, and open up the sliding doors between them.


£36 /per hour (£40 for parties)

Room 1

Size: 20.9m² / 225ft²

Capacity: 8 tables, 20 seated

Room 1 is a fully accessible ground floor room next to the hall, at the front of the building.

£18 /per hour (£22 for parties)


Size: 20.1m² / 216ft²

Capacity: 8 tables, 20 seated

The annexe still has easy access to the kitchen, and also has its own sink and toilet.

£18 /per hour (£21 for parties)

First Floor

Room 3


Room 3 has two comfortable sofas making it ideal for counselling, training, or an informal meeting.

£14 /per hour

Room 4

Size: 20.0m² / 215ft²

Capacity: 8 tables, 30 seated

All of our first floor rooms have access to the first floor kitchen and toilet facilities.

£14 /per hour

Room 5

Size: 17.2m² / 185ft²

Capacity: 8 tables, 20 seated

Rooms 4 and 5 offer quieter space, and are ideal for small meetings or craft groups.

£14 /per hour

Room 6

Size: 14.2m² / 153ft²

Capacity: 4 tables, 15 seated

Room 6 is a small, cosy and private room, intended for counselling sessions.

£12 /per hour

Room 7


Room 7 can be used as an office or as a counselling room.

£12 /per hour

Preparation time:

There is a free preparation time of half an hour for all standard bookings.

No charge will be made for the first hour of preparation time for special functions (i.e. weddings, discos etc.) when paying the dances & parties rate.



All bookings must be paid for in full in advance, unless the booking is made over 6 months in advance in which case 25% must be paid as a deposit.

A damage deposit will be required for special functions:

– £200 for dances or parties

– £50 for a children’s party (no longer than 2 hours)

Deposits are required to cover costs in case of damage, extra cleaning required, additional staff cover, waste removal or cancellations, but will otherwise be fully refunded.


Solus Booking (not applicable to Hall bookings):

Where a booking is the only one in the Centre at any time, there will be a minimum charge of £25 for the first hour. Subsequent hours will be at the normal rate.

If another booking is subsequently made in the Centre at the same time, the charge will revert to the standard rate.



Once you have been regularly hiring for 6 months you can pay a one-off affiliation fee that will then entitle you to lower room hire rates for all spaces

Rates per hour:


Special offers:

Hall + Room 1 : All Day : £390

12 hours plus free 1 hour setup time and 1 hour clearing time

Children’s Party : In the Annexe : £30

2 hours plus free 30 minutes set up time and 30 minutes clearing time

Not available as a solus booking (see terms above) – when minimum fees apply, offer will cost £43

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