Useful information about the Village Hall
Equipment includes –
SOUND SYSTEM AND STAGE LIGHTING
A professional quality sound system with mixing desk is available for hire. This is connected to the Main Hall induction Hearing Loop. Stage lighting and a professional lighting desk are also available for hire. If you want to use these facilities please make this clear when you place your booking. The basic charge for a simple setup of 2 spotlights and a microphone is £20 for a session. We can assist with more complex requirements, subject to a minimum additional charge of £10.
CHAIRS AND TABLES
Trestle tables (25 in number) are stored under the stage on pull-out trolleys as well as chairs and stage blocks, e.g. to raise up presenters or "top table" at a function. Trolleys are provided for moving chairs and tables.
There are blue upholstered arm chairs in the Snug to provide for more comfortable seating, and 18 pale green upholstered chairs which are usually used and stored in the Small Hall.
HEATING, LIGHTING AND POWER
The heating timer is located in the kitchen. It is set for you by the caretaker, and there is also an ‘over-ride’ facility for you to extend the heating for an hour at a time if you need to (details next to the heating timer). Individual thermostats in the Main Hall and Small Hall allow you to make minor changes to the temperature. Please do not adjust individual radiators as this will unbalance the system. If you have booked during the winter, spring or autumn, the heating will be programmed to come on and go off when appropriate. There is instant hot water in the sinks.
Mood lighting is available in both the main hall and small hall. Uplighters in the main hall can be individually dimmed.
There are various power sockets located around the main hall and small hall.
CHARGES AND DEPOSIT
See Hire Charges for the cost of hiring the Hall. This is a summary of our rates so please do not hesitate to contact us if you need something special or want to make an individual arrangement. If you are hiring any of the kitchen equipment or stage facilities listed above we will take a £100 returnable loss/damage deposit - the easiest way to pay being a cheque, to be destroyed by us in the event that nothing is lost/damaged.
The village hall has no telephone and the nearest one is located outside the George Hotel in Church Street. So you are advised to bring a fully charged mobile telephone for use in case of emergency - but reception in the hall is poor so you may find yourself standing outside in the rain!
The village hall car park will accommodate 14 cars if they are parked sensibly. There is more parking on the road outside the hall and the nearby free village car park (5 minutes away) holds 54.
All Hall users are asked to separate their rubbish and take bottles, cans and paper to the recycling bank at the Recreation Ground, Blackford Road, Wedmore; and take food waste away as dogs and foxes break open the black bin bags if left outside.
Wheelchair access to the hall is via a ramp which leads directly into the rear of the main hall.