Hire Charges

Download the sheet for Centre Hire Charges (modified November 2023) as a pdf.

Rental of the meeting rooms is by not less than 1 hour, and in half-hour increments thereafter. The hourly charge is at one of two rates (additional half-hours are charged at half these rates):


Please note that a charge of £10 will be made for cancellation of a confirmed booking with less than 7 days notice

Community Centre Main Hall

Rate per hour: £16
Rate per day: £160
Rate per part-day: £60
– Morning rate 9am-1pm
– Afternoon rate 1pm-6pm
– Evening rate 6pm-11pm
Rate per weekend: £200
Rate for children’s party: £35

Please note that as the number of people and groups using the Centre is increasing all the time, we cannot guarantee access to the room you have booked immediately before or after the booking period. If you will need time to set up before or dismantle/clean up after your event, you must book time accordingly.

What’s included

  • Heating
  • Use of the kitchen facilities for tea/coffee making. You must provide your own consumables.
  • Free use of chairs, tables, crockery and cutlery. Breakages will be charged.

What’s NOT included

  • The charge does not include the use of audio visual facilities. An additional £25 charge is payable per hire. You will receive tuition for using the equipment.
  • Use of the cookers and warming cabinet in the Community Centre kitchen. An additional £12 charge is payable per hire.
  • Use of the cooker in the Reading Room kitchen. An additional £5 charge is payable per hire.
  • The premises are licensed for the sale of alcohol. If you wish to serve alcohol, you’ll be required to pay a set charge of £ 21.
  • Rental of chairs, tables, crockery and cutlery for outside events.
Small meeting room/office

Rate per hour: £5


Rate per hour: £5

Events off the premises

It is possible to hire the Centre’s chairs and tables, as well as crockery and cutlery for events off the premises.

Chairs and tables

Trestle /coffee tables: £2 each
Chairs, folding wooden (we do not rent our upholstered chairs): £0.50

Crockery and cutlery

Set of 50 dinner plates, soup or dessert bowls and associated cutlery: £30
Pro rata for less, minimum charge: £12.50
Set of 50 cups, saucers, tea plates and tea spoons: £12.50 
Pro rata for less, minimum charge: £5
Full set of wine, tumbler and pint glasses: £30
Pro rata for less, minimum charge: £12.50

Commercial waste disposal bags: £1.75 each

Conditions are as follows:

  • No glassware is to leave the CC
  • Rental is for the day of hire and crockery must be returned the next day
  • Additional days will be charged at £10 per day
  • All crockery and cutlery must be returned clean. If crockery or cutlery is returned dirty, an extra cleaning charge will be made
  • Heating/chafing units: £10 per unit (£5 discounted rate)
  • Additional gas for heating/chafing units: £1 per can (no discounted rate)
  • Tablecloths are not longer hired out


  • Invoices are issued by the Treasurer
  • If you’re a regular hirer, you’ll be billed at regular intervals
  • Local organisations and individuals will be invoiced on the date of the event
  • Other hirers will be required to pay in advance

For more information, contact the Bookings Officer
Tel: 01547 540593 or e-mail leintwardinecentrebookings@gmail.com