Greenhithe Community Centre – Conditions of Hire
Hirers must observe the strict start and end time of their booked hire. Any additional time the centre is used outside of this time will be charged as a full hour’s charge for the facilities used regardless of if the full hour is used and will be at double the hourly charge. Therefore, it is important that you book sufficient time for your event including set up and clear up time.
- Supervision of the premises, the fabric and the contents; their care, safety from damage however slight or change of any sort;
- The behaviour of all persons using the premises during the hire whatever their capacity, including proper supervision of car parking arrangements so as to avoid obstruction of the highway leading into the centre or the private road outside of the centre from the community centre sign to the centres main gates.
3. Use of premises
- Main Hall 80
- Committee Room 30
- Total Centre capacity 110 people – regardless of age and includes any staff employed for the event
4. Insurance and indemnity
- (i) the cost of repair of any damage (including accidental and malicious damage) done to any part of the premises during the hire including arrival and departure of guest, including the curtilage thereof or the contents of the premises
- (ii) all claims, losses, damages, and costs made against or incurred by the Community Centre management committee, their employees, volunteers, agents or invitees in respect of damage or loss of property or injury to persons arising as a result of the use of the premises (including the storage of equipment) by the Hirer, and
- (iii) all claims, losses, damages and costs made against or incurred by the Community Centre management committee, their employees, volunteers, agents or invitees as a result of any nuisance caused to a third party as a result of the use of the premises by the Hirer, and subject to sub-clause (b), the Hirer shall indemnify and keep indemnified accordingly each member of the Community Centre management committee and the Community Centre’s employees, volunteers, agents and invitees against such liabilities.
5. Gaming, betting and lotteries
6. Music Copyright licensing
8. Childcare Act 2006
9. Public safety compliance
- The action to be taken in event of fire. This includes calling the Fire Brigade and evacuating the hall.
- The location and use of fire equipment.
- Escape routes and the need to keep them clear.
- Method of operation of escape door fastenings.
- Appreciation of the importance of any fire doors and of closing all fire doors at the time of a fire.
- Location of the first aid box.
- That all fire exits are unlocked and panic bolts in good working order.
- That all escape routes are free of obstruction and can be safely used for instant free public exit.
- That any fire doors are not wedged open.
- That exit signs are illuminated.
- That there are no obvious fire hazards on the premises.
- That emergency lighting supply illuminating all exit signs and routes are turned on during the whole of the time the premises are occupied (if not operated by an automatic mains failure switching device).