Rooms and Facilities

The use of our rooms are now restricted by Covid-19 safety requirements. Please see these here.

    Main Meeting Room

  • Spacious and versatile

  • Size 782 sq ft (72.7sq m)

  • Maximum number of people: 22.

  • Hearing loop

  • Ideal for training or larger presentations

  • Opens onto a small patio and garden

 

This is a spacious and versatile room with seating for between 22 people at 2 metre distance in concentric circles.  Folding tables can also be set up in this room if required. The area is carpeted and the room opens onto a small patio and garden at the rear of the building. This room is frequently used for training courses and workshops in addition to Yoga groups and musical events.
 

 

Library

  • Informal

  • Cosy

  • Maximum number of people: 6

  • Window to the garden

 

 

 

 

This room seats 6 people in a circle around the edge at 2 metres. It has an informal and cosy feel. Windows at the rear look onto the garden.

“Quality venue, fuss free.” – Specialist Counsellor

 

Garden Room

  • Self-contained area.

  • Serving hatch from kitchen.

  • Seats 12 people at 2 metres distance (10 in an oval and 2 in the middle).

  • Door to secure enclosed patio and garden.

  • Ideal for smaller training groups.

 

 
 

 

Committee Room

  • Simply furnished

  • Size: 230 sq ft (21.4 sq m)

  • Relaxed atmosphere, but more formal than the library

  • Windows at the side and rear overlooking the garden

  • Frequently used for contact visits

  • Not overlooked

 
 

 

This room seats  6 people in a circle at 2 metres. Room maximum: 6. It is simply furnished, creating a relaxed but slightly more formal feel to the room. Windows at the side and rear look out onto the garden and this room is frequently used for contact visits re. Social Services, MK Fostering & Adoption teams and the Family Group Conference Service.

 

“We have been using rooms at the Quaker Centre for the past 5 years and are delighted to have such a quiet welcoming environment for our clients to come to.”
M. Bradley, P.A.C.

 

Facilities Available

  • Free Wi-Fi. This has been recently upgraded to facilitate Centre users who want some participants to be able to participate in their meetings virtually.

  • On site parking for 16 cars

  • Additional free car park within easy walking distance

  • Bike racks for 10-12 bikes

  • Very convenient for access by car or bus

  • Kitchen with dishwasher available for use by a limited number of hirers, primarily those holding all-day meetings, by prior arrangement and only by one group at a time, due to Covid-19 restrictions. We will review this and will make it available to other Centre users as soon as we can safely do so.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access

  • Wheelchair accessible toilet

  • Parking

  • Hearing Loop

The Quaker Centre is accessible to wheelchair users through non-automatic front doors. There is a disabled toilet and a designated off road car parking space.There is a hearing loop in the Main Meeting Room. There are no stairs within the building.

Opening Hours

The Quaker Centre is open for room hire 9.00 am to 9.30 pm Monday to Friday and 9.00 am to 5.00 pm on Saturday.

For hirers whose meetings start at 9.00 am, access to the building is allowed from 8.30 am.

The building closes promptly at 10.00 pm Monday to Friday.

Bookings are not normally accepted during a two week period in August, when the Quaker Centre is closed for decoration and refurbishment. New bookings are not accepted for periods when the warden is on leave.

Refreshments and Lunch 

All Centre users, including those using the Centre for the whole day, are encouraged to bring their own refreshments. When taking a break, additional safe space may be available at the garden tables, weather allowing. 

The kitchen will only be available for use by a limited number of hirers, primarily those holding all-day meetings, by prior arrangement and only by one group at a time. We will keep this under review and inform Centre users as soon as we feel able to allow fuller use of the kitchen by more groups. 

All-day groups using the kitchen are asked to adhere to the following:

  • Only one person at a time in the kitchen. That is, every member of a group can enter the kitchen to make themselves a cup of tea/coffee using the urn as long as they do it one at a time.

  • Masks always to be worn in the kitchen

  • Attendees to bring their own packed lunch

  • Attendees to bring their own mugs and to keep them for the day

  • A trolley of drinks may be prepared in the kitchen for distribution in the meeting room.

  • Any person preparing drinks or food for others must wear gloves as well as a mask

  • Any washing up must be done overnight in the dishwasher

  • Keep the windows open unless weather is very inclement

  • Wipe down all surfaces in the kitchen after every tea break and lunch break, using either a mild bleach solution or disinfectant wipes provided.

The kitchen contains:

  • Electric cooker

  • Dishwasher

  • Microwave oven

  • Fridge

  • Automatic water boiler which provides constant hot water

Teapots, coffee pots and other kitchen equipment.  Note: cutlery and crockery is not for shared use due to covid-19 safety measures. For further information please press here.

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