Parish Hall Information

Facilities

Austwick Parish Hall

Austwick Parish Hall

Austwick Parish Hall is in the centre of Austwick , a very pretty Yorkshire Dales National Park village . It’s an excellent venue for a wide variety of events. There is a wide range of B&Bs and two local hostelries including a boutique hotel .

Austwick Parish Hall performs an important role within the life of the village. The venue has two rooms: a small room measuring 45 sq metres, and a large room of 110 sq metres. 

A fully equipped kitchen links both rooms, and a lawned and paved area measuring approximately 60 sq metres with lovely views is accessible from the rear of the large room.

Austwick Parish Hall can accommodate a maximum of 120 people seated in the large hall with 40 people seated in the small hall. These are available for private hire for family gatherings such as wedding receptions, Christenings or funerals, business events such as seminars, conferences or exhibitions, weekly or monthly meetings, workshops or indoor sports events, and it is a perfect venue for social occasions such as dances, dinners or musical or cultural performances.

The outside garden area is ideal for barbecues, erecting a marquee at large wedding receptions, or just drifting outside during summer events.

Facilities include:

  • Full central heating
  • Toilets with disabled access, washbasins and showers
  • Adaptable staging, chairs [ with upholstered seats] , tables
  • Drinks bar furniture (subject to licensing arrangements)
  • Roller projection screens in both rooms
  • The kitchen is equipped with a large electric cooker, a warming oven, fridge, microwave, automatic water boiler, double sink unit, an industrial sized dishwasher, crockery, cutlery and cooking equipment.
  • Free Super fast Wi-fi Broadband
  • Additional items for hire include: Trestle tables, gazebos
  • Local Catering services are available [ information from the treasurer ]
  • Local event design available [ information from the treasurer ]

The Hall may be hired for residential purposes but users need to provide their own beds or mattresses.

The Parish Hall has an Entertainments Licence, but the hirer must apply for a bar licence if one is required.

 

Austwick Parish Hall Wedding

Large Hall ready for a Wedding Reception

Charges

Hire Rates for Austwick Parish Hall

From 1st June 2017

Local hire , non commercial .

(Residents of Austwick, Feizor, Wharfe & Lawkland)

Small Room – up to 4 hours £15.00

Large Room – up to 4 hrs £20.00

Both Rooms – up to 4 hrs £35.00.

Both rooms – all day £100.00 *

Please note that there is no 2 hr rate. Each room must be hired for a minimum of 4 hrs.

Kitchen £20.00 (charged whenever the ovens and dishwasher are required)

Hire by non residents or commercial .

Small room up to 4 hours £ 25

Large Room – up to 4 hrs £ 35

Both rooms up to 4 hours £ 50

Both Rooms – all day £150.00 *

Kitchen £20.00 (charged whenever the ovens and dishwasher are required)

* The all day rate means any 24 hour period including 12 noon to 12 noon the following day for both residents and non residents.

Conditions of Hire

Austwick Village Hall

Registered Charity Number :-523477

We hope you enjoy using Austwick Parish Hall, we need to clarify some responsibilities .

If the hirer is in any doubt as to the meaning of the following, the Treasurer or Chair should be contacted immediately.

1) The Hirer

(a) shall pay for the hire of the hall and its facilities in advance, on return of contract of hire form to the bookings secretary.

2) The Hirer will, during the period of hire, be responsible for:

(a) ensure there are no fireworks let off as it frightens the local stock

( unless by written permission via the Treasurer or Chair )

(b) ensuring that all approaches to, and ways from, exit doors, are free from obstruction,

(c) supervision and care of the premises, the fabric and contents, to avoid damage, however slight, including protecting the floor under a bar area

(d) the behaviour of all persons using the premises, whatever their capacity,

(e) proper supervision of car parking arrangements, so as to avoid obstruction of the highway,

(f) ensuring that noise is controlled so as not to disturb local residents.

3) The Hirer

(a) shall observe the requirements as laid down in the licence for public dancing or music including the appendix outlining the managers (i.e. hirers) responsibilities, which are posted on the notice board in the village hall,

(b) shall observe fire regulations and restrict the number of guests to 180 in the main hall and 45 in the small hall.

(c) shall not sublet or use the premises for any unlawful purpose, or in any unlawful way, nor do anything, or bring onto the premises anything, which will endanger the same or any insurance policies in respect thereof,

  1. shall not allow the use of naked lights at any time, particularly candles.

4) The Hirer

(a) shall be responsible for obtaining a licence for the consumption of intoxicating liquor, to be shown before the event to a member of the Austwick Parish Hall Committee.

(b) shall indemnify the Hall Management Committee against any claims or proceedings in respect of copyright fees or damages arising out of their use of the premises,

  1. must submit to the bookings secretary when requested, any programme details required by the performing rights society.

5) The Hirer

shall indemnify the Hall Management Committee for the cost of any repair of any damage done to any part of the property, including the external facilities, surrounding paths , garden and external buildings and also any replacement, or any loss or damage to the furniture, equipment and fittings.

6) The Hirer

(a) shall be responsible for any articles and clothing placed in Austwick Parish Hall

(b) shall indemnify the Hall Management Committee against any claims arising from any loss or damage to such articles and clothing during the period of hire,

  1. shall be responsible for recording all accidents on the accident report sheet, which is located in the small hall.

The Hall Management Committee cannot accept responsibility at any times for articles and clothing left in the building or curtilage.

7) If The Hirer

wishes to cancel the booking before the date of the event, and the Hall Management Committee is unable to conclude a replacement booking, the question of payment or the repayment of the hire fee shall be at the discretion of the Hall Management Committee.

8) The Hirer will ensure

(a) that all functions end by 23-45 (11-45pm); 22-00 (10.00pm) on a Sunday,

(b) that there is no nuisance to local residents.

9) At the end of the period of hire, The Hirer shall be responsible for

(a) removing unsold items and bar equipment,

(b) leaving the premises and surrounds in a clean and tidy condition, properly locked and secured,

(c) replacing all chairs, tables and contents temporarily removed from their usual positions,

  1. turning off lights, closing all doors and ventilators.

If these conditions are not met, the hall management committee shall be at liberty to make an additional charge.

10) The Hall Management Committee

reserve the right to cancel a hiring, if necessary at short notice, in the event of the hall being required for use as a polling station for a parliamentary or local government election or by-election, in which case the hirer shall be entitled to a refund of any monies already paid.

11) The Hall Management Committee

shall not be liable to the hirer for any resulting loss or damage in the event of the hall, or any part thereof, being rendered unfit for use for which it has been hired.

12) The Hall Management Committee reserves the right

(a) of free admission for one or two officers of the committee to any function, for any period,

(b) to refuse any application for hire of the hall for any reason it may consider sufficient,

  1. to pass on any costs or charges incurred as a result of the hirer leaving the premises in a untidy or damaged condition.

13) Use of the garden

Hirers of the Main Hall have full and, if they wish, exclusive use of the garden during their period of hire.

Hirers of the Small Hall may have use of the garden if

(a) There is no booking in the Main Hall during their period of hire

or

(b) They gain permission from the hirers of the Main Hall during their period of hire

In the highly unlikely event of the village hall not being open for your function, please contact (in the first instance) Caretaker Jenny Whitwell 015242 51173 or Chair Gwen Cleverly 015242 51185

Treasurer Jo Robinson 07702137691

Signed :                                                                                                                                  Date:

Click below for a printable copy:

Hire conditions June 2017

To enquire about the Austwick Parish Hall, contact the caretaker:
Jenny Whitwell
Tel: 015242 51173
Email: jennmyerspink@yahoo.co.uk

 

Hire conditions June 2017

Booking Form

                                                    Austwick Parish Hall Booking Form

                                                                        Registered Charity 523477

Name of Hirer……………………………………………

Organisation (if applicable)…………………………….

Address …………………………………… ………………………………………

………………………………………

Post Code ……………..

Telephone / mobile ………………………………………………………………

Email …………………………………………………………………………….

Purpose of Let ………………………………………………..

Type of use Non-commercial Commercial

Date/s of Let ………………………………………………….

Start time ………….. Finish time (to include clearing up) …………

I agree to the above terms and conditions and confirm I have or do not need the following licences:

Commercial Trading Y / N Liquor Licence Y / N

Theatre Y /N Public Entertainment Y / N

PRS for Music and/or PPL UK Music Licences Y / N

Signature of Hirer ……………………………… Date ………………

Please keep a copy for your records and return to:

Hon Treasurer Jo Robinson

via email :- Jo. Robinson2017@gmail.com

Mobile 07702137691

Payment to be made 14 days beforehand. Please make payment by cheque to “Austwick Parish Hall”. Or by BACS/on-line transfer to HSBC Bank, sort code 40-40-31 under account number 10116165, quoting the invoice reference

Click below to open a printable copy which should be completed and sent to the Treasurer.

2017 June APH Booking Form2017 (1)

Contact

To enquire about the Austwick Parish Hall, contact the caretaker:
Jenny Whitwell
Tel: 015242 51173
Email: jennmyerspink@yahoo.co.uk

Chair: Gwen Cleverly 015242 51185

Treasurer: Jo Robinson 07702137691