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Hirer's Terms & Conditions

All applications for the hire of the Hall must be made in writing on a booking form and forwarded on completion to FCC.  (Farnley Community Centre)


  1. The hirer or his/her agents is responsible for the cleanliness and condition of the building, furniture and fixings during the period of the hire.  Any damages or breakages to any part of, or equipment in, the Hall are to be reported to FCC or their representative and will be charged to the hirer.

  2. The hire of the premises or part thereof does not entitle the hirer to use or enter the premises at any times other than the specific hours for which hired. The hirer must leave the premises in a clean and orderly state.

  3. The right of entry to the premises is reserved to officers or Trustees of FCC, or their representatives and any civil or law enforcement officer during the hiring.

  4. The hirer shall be responsible for the decent and orderly conduct of the function and shall ensure that good order is kept at the premises during the hiring. FCC reserves the right to put a stop to any function, entertainment or meeting not properly conducted.

  5. Maximum capacity for the Hall is as follows: Not more than 80 persons shall be admitted to the premises for any event. The hirer undertakes that these limits will not be exceeded. The Hall is covered by general insurance, but you may wish to explore your own insurance for your event, as you may not be covered if accidents arise from your own activities. Regular Hirers should have their own insurance, and we will need a copy for our records in both instances.

  6. The hirer shall not sublet the premises at any time during the period of the hire and shall not allow the building or its environs be used for any improper purpose or in any way which causes aggravation to people living near to the community centre. Excessive noise/loud music may result in the function being stopped and jeopardize the possibility of future use of the Hall.

  7. No alcoholic liquor shall be sold in any part of the building unless served by a licensed publican, hired for the occasion. Such person shall be responsible for obtaining any necessary licences. The booking of such facilities is the hirer’s responsibility, but we must be informed at the time of booking if you intend to provide bar facilities. FCC accepts no responsibility for failure by the hirer to obtain such a licence or failure by the hirer to observe the terms of the licence.

  8. FCC cannot be held responsible for any food or drinks prepared on or off the premises by the Hirer or those responsible for outside catering during the Hire period.  All foods and beverages served on the premises unless provided by FCC are solely the responsibility of the hirer.

  9. After using the premises, the hirer and his/her agents shall ensure that the building is left in a clean and tidy condition, excess rubbish is cleared, and the premises are securely locked. Failure to do so may result in the hirer being charged for additional cleaning or clearing of rubbish.

  10. FCC accepts no responsibility of any kind for any articles left in the building during the hire period, nor for any motor vehicle and contents parked around the community centre during the same period.

  11. No variation or extension of the hire period/facilities hired will be permitted unless by prior agreement with FCC.

  12. Property of the hirer and the hirer’s agents must be removed, or fees will be charged for each -hour/part- hour of a day/s until the same is removed, unless prior arrangement has been agreed. FCC accepts no responsibility for any property left on the premises after the hiring.  On occasion when property is brought into the premises for sale, all unsold remaining property at the termination of the hiring will be considered to be the property of the hirer. 

  13. No fire exits may be blocked, and no chairs or obstructions may be placed in corridors. Fire appliances must not be removed or tampered with.

  14. No additional lights or extension from existing electrical fittings, or electrical wiring or installations shall be used or installed without the permission of FCC and such installations and extensions will be subject to a safety check.

  15. No bolts, nails, tacks, screws, bits, pins, sticky tape, blu-tak or other like objects shall be driven into or affixed to any part of the premises, nor shall any placards or other article be fixed thereto without prior permission from FCC.

  16. The kitchen is available for hire.  Health and safety and food hygiene procedures must be strictly adhered to.

  17. Smoking&/or Vaping is not permitted in the Community Centre or any part of its grounds.

  18. No dogs, except guide dogs, are allowed in the building or any part of the grounds.

  19. FCC reserves the right to refuse any applications for hiring the premises and shall be under no obligation to give a reason for such refusal. The premises shall not be available for hire to any person under the age of 18yrs.

  20. A refundable deposit must be paid at the time of booking. The balance must be paid in full 14 days prior to the date of hire. Regular hirers will be invoiced on a monthly or half-term basis.

  21. FCC must be informed of any variation in use by regular hirers (holiday dates, cancellations, etc.).  Failure to do so will result in the hire charges being made.

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