Hire Charges

Current Prices (with effect from 1 September 2020)

The current prices reflect additional costs required to meet Covid19 safety requirements.

Costs for room hire are exempt from VAT.

Main Meeting Room

2 Hours

3 Hours

All Day

Evenings only

Mornings or Afternoons

9am-5pm

Band A

£54.00

£64.00

£126.00

Band B

£35.00

£45.00

£90.00

The Garden Room Library and Committee Room

2 Hours

3 Hours

All Day

Evenings only

Mornings or Afternoons

9am-5pm

Band A

£35.00

£40.00

£74.00

Band B

£26.00

£31.00

£59.00

Flip Chart

Free

Flip Chart Paper and Pens

£5.00

Digital Projector and Screen

£10.00 per single session

£20.00 per day

£60.00 per week

 

Counselling Room

The Counselling room is currently closed. Counsellors and others seeing one client at a time may hire the Library or Committee Room only for a 3 hour daytime session at the reduced rate of £22.50 and a 2 hour evening session for £15.00.

Equipment (Subject to availability)

Hearing loop: The main meeting room has a built-in hearing loop.

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

Bands

Band A: Polling Station, commercial organisations, large organisations.
Band B: Charities, providers of health or social care, voluntary organisations, self-funded groups charging for membership or admission, small community businesses (eg yoga teacher, tutor).

Please note that these banding criteria are guidelines. Banding is agreed by our Finance and Property Committee advised by the Warden.

Discounts
We keep our rates low and therefore do not normally offer additional discounts. However, a 10% discount is given to those who book 10 or more weekly sessions at once.

We may occasionally agree a time-limited discount for activities in line with Quaker values, if an organisation is having real difficulty in meeting the costs. If you think that your work justifies a discount, you may make a written application addressed to the Convenor of the Finance and Property Committee, Milton Keynes Quaker Meeting, describing the work and ethos of your organisation and explaining why you need a reduced charge.

Sessions

The minimum period chargeable for any hire in all rooms is 3 hours during the day and 2 hours in the evening.

Hours booked must include time needed to set-up the room as you would like it and return it to the state in which you found it.

Full day hire runs from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm.

Sessions of between 2 and 3 hours’ duration will normally be expected to fit into a morning, afternoon or evening.

Special rates can be arranged for the occasional hire of the entire building.

Kitchen

There is no charge to use the kitchen for light refreshments on the basis that hirers leave the kitchen clean and tidy. Note:  Currently, due to covid-19 constraints, the kitchen is only available by prior arrangement and primarily by groups using the Centre for a whole day and only one such group at a time.

Cancellations

Hirers are asked to give as much notice of cancellations as possible. Cancellations of any confirmed booking made within one week or less of the date of the event will result in the full charge being made.

Charges are subject to review annually and 6 weeks’ notice will be given to existing hirers of changes made.

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