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.


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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 everything you'll need to make a cuppa (except milk) as well as drinking water. They are each 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. 

Our fairtrade café next door is open Tues to Sat 10am till 4pm sharp for light lunches  - sarnies, oven baked jacket spuds, sausage rools, homemade soup, quiche and daily specials, and yummy homemade cakes and drinks at very reasonable prices. They have vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten free. If you'd like to book a lunch in advance for your group, call Hayley on 01284 756860 to order in advance or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. They have a £5 and a £7 a head menu for groups. You are also welcome to bring in your own supplies, or organise and order in your catering from someone else.

The cafe and shop is staffed mainly by volunteers and we'd love you to join us by volunteering - you can commit to as many or as few shifts as you would want. You'd be supporting fair trade and making new friends at the same time. Call Hayley on 01284 756860 to chat about applying, or pop in to see her.  

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

Please make arrangements at the time of booking where necessary.

Free of charge

Projector Screen free of charge - we do make a charge of £10 for hire of our projector

Internet access We have fast Wifi throughout. The service does have some restrictions in terms of permissible downloads. 

Trestle tables and chairs We have 11 x 6ft tables, 9 x 5ft tables and 4 x 4ft tables and 100 chairs. We are happy to hire tables and chairs for external community events in exchange for a modest donation to The Centre. Of course, availability is dependent on what's being used in The Centre at the time. 

Hearing loop & microphones for the loop -  available in East and West Halls but not in Hengrave Room. You'll need to ask us in advance to get the microphone(s) out for you. 

Hi Fi speakers for projector/ laptop/iphone/ipad connection.   

Crockery and cutlery (Free for events in The Centre only) 

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  - currently £10 for the projector, the screen is free
Table /chair set up & clear away needs to be booked in advance, we may not be able to provide this on spec as we staff The Centre part time. It's £20 for set up and £20 for clear away.
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.