The Herne Centre is situated at the rear of the car park in School Lane, Herne, Kent CT6 7AP.
The building is environmentally friendly, being well insulated, with a 10kW solar PV array, air source heat pump, LED lighting and an energy free mono-draught ventilation system. We have installed a monitor so that everyone will be able to see how much energy we are generating.
We are proud that the centre is fully accessible to people with disabilities. We hope it will be warm and welcoming and become a community hub for everyone.
The new centre has 3 spaces available for hire; a main hall, a smaller hall and a meeting room. This will allow more than one activity at a time - bringing local people together. The parish council office, which had outgrown its space at Herne Mill, has re-located to the new building helping to create a vibrant community hub.
Spaces to hire.
A main hall for events and activities with capacity for 120 persons. 16m x 9.7m (155.2 sq m) The hall can be used for
An adjoining small hall – 8.34m x 6.25m (52.125sq m) suitable for about 50 people, which could be used in conjunction with the main hall (via double doors) - as an extension or used separately and is available for activities such as:
A third (Round) room, the Roundel, is available for smaller groups of people, about 12, to meet and is currently used for coffee mornings. The room is also suitable for:
The large kitchen is fitted to allow catering for a variety of activities. The kitchen is accessible for people in standard sized wheelchairs and supervised children.
Reception/Break out area.
Toilets - Disabled and a Family Room fully accessible, with space for more than one person at a time, for changing nappies, breast feeding, etc. further toilets up stairs.
Our Parish Council Office is accessible and can accommodate more than one person.