Village Hall Facilities

Introduction

The village hall was constructed by Kier and completed in March 2015. Its design provides a modern facility in that the building and landscaped grounds sits comfortably within the ‘green’ setting of the village.

The building is single storey, with a continuous floor level throughout, meaning it is fully accessible for wheelchair users.

The car parking provision on site prevents problems of vehicles on the surrounding roads, and the provision of secure cycle storage encourages cyclists to the hall.

Facilities

Lobby and Office

The hall is entered through glass doors into the Lobby. This leads directly into the foyer and the main parts of the Hall. Off the lobby is the Village Hall office. This is a shared facility between the Parish Clerk and the Upper Rissington Village Hall Trust. It is not available for hire and is kept locked at all times when not occupied.

The Foyer

The foyer measures 5.20m x 9.65m.

A good area which can be used by parents waiting for their children

It is fully carpeted, well lit and kept comfortable through underfloor heating which operates automatically to keep the room at 20 degrees centigrade at all times.

The foyer provides common access to the toilets and changing rooms, the community room and the kitchen.

It is divided from the community room by a sliding door arrangement which can be either open or closed.

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The photograph shows the foyer taken from the community room, the dividing doors are open. The entrance to the toilets can be seen on the south wall.

The Community Room

The community room measures 4.85m x 6.48m and leads off the foyer.

Provisional capacity: 40 standing, 25 seated.

This is a multipurpose room which can be used for all kinds of activities.

On the north side it has double glazed patio doors which can be fully opened to lead out to the external patio space.

It is connected to the kitchen facility on the east wall through a serving hatch which can be open or shut sealing off one from the other.

Furniture consists of table and chairs which can be arranged as required by the Hirer.

If the whole hall is hired, the dividing panels between the Community Room and Foyer, can be 'folded' away, making a lovely open space.

The Kitchen

The kitchen measures 4.85m x 6.48m (wall to wall).

Its use may be hired in conjunction with the community room or main hall.

It is connected to both the community room and the main hall by serving hatches, the one to the main hall being of considerable size.

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The kitchen is well fitted out with modern cupboards, cooker, fridge freezer, integral water boiler for hot drinks and washing up facilities.

The facilities are not suited to cooking food but can be used to reheat food.

There is the provision of a limited number of plates, cups and saucers, knives and forks for use by Hirers.

Basic cleaning materials sufficient to allow Hirers to leave the kitchen in the condition in which they found it is available free of charge.

The Main Hall

The main hall measures 17.90m x 10.04m.

Provisional capacity: 240 standing, 145 seated

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The floor of the main hall is vinyl and is marked out for badminton. It is suitable for all kinds of softball activities but is not suitable for any activities using a hard ball e.g. five a side.

The Committee should be contacted to discuss proposed sports use prior to making any booking. The main hall is also suitable for all kinds of social events, e.g. barn dances, pantomimes etc.

It is connected to the foyer through double doors and to the outside through three sets of emergency doors on the external walls.

On the west wall, there is a considerable size serving hatch to the kitchen, which can be open or shut sealing off one from the other.

Leading from the main hall are two storage areas.

The large storage room (on the right in the picture) measures 5.57m x 7.30m x 2.35m high. It is available to Hirers by prior arrangement to store equipment used on a regular basis.

The smaller storage room measures 5.57m x 2.57m x 2.48m high. It is used by the Committee to store chairs, tables etc which are in common use in the hall and its space is not available for hire.

Both storage areas are accessed by double doors which have an open aperture of: 1.6m wide x 2.0m high

Toilets and Changing Rooms

Modern, fully equipped facilities are provided for males, females and disabled off the foyer.

The toilets and changing rooms are considered common usage and are integral with the hire of the community room or main hall.

The male and female showers are considered a separate entity and use of them shall be specified at the time of hire.

General facilities

All areas are well equipped with double 240 volt sockets.

High speed broadband, will be free of charge to Hirers and Users via wifi. Initial registration is required to access this service.

A vacuum cleaner, brushes and basic cleaning materials will be available to Hirers.

It is a Term of Hire that Hirers shall return any areas hired in the condition in which they found them. Not to do so is considered a breach of the Terms and the Hirer shall be held responsible.