The current Community hall is situated at the rear of the car park in School Lane, Herne, Kent CT6 7AP.
There is one large hall with a small kitchenette and toilets. The hall is heated and there is a storage area for regular hall users to store equipment on site (at their own risk).
Hall measurements: 12.8 metres x 8.28 metres (41’8” x 29’10”). 100 chairs and 12 tables can be made available. There is gas heating in the hall.
The Hall is tall enough for a bouncy castle - no taller than 8 foot 6 inches high - ideal for children's birthday parties.
Kitchen measurements: 3.6 metres x 1.9 metres (11’6” x 5’11”). Any equipment bought in by users MUST be PAT tested.
Parking: There is a small car park for users (8 spaces). The hall is adjacent to School Lane pay and display car park, which is free between 6pm and 7am.
Toilet facilities: 1 male, 1 female (unfortunately no disabled facilities or baby changing facilities are available at present).
Music: The Hirer/User MUST ensure they have the appropriate copyright licences (PPR & PPL) when using recorded music or showing video’s relating to their reasons for hiring the hall.
The maximum number of people permitted in the Hall, at any one time, is limited to 100.
Hire fee from £9 an hour, which includes VAT. Prices are periodically reviewed & subject to change.
The new Centre will have 3 spaces to hire. A large hall, medium hall and a roundel suitable for small groups to meet, for interviews, looking at planning applications and so on.
We are already getting bookings for family celebrations, weddings and interest from local groups.
The first fix has gone in and boarding out is taking place. Screeding of the main hall is due to take place as soon as the scaffolding is down. Cladding on the roundel is going on.
The Tender period for a management company to service the new community centre closed on 31 January. Meetings will take place to agree a 2 year contract.
Grants have been appied for from Viridor and Awards for All asking for funding towards the cost of Tables and chairs, kitchen equipment, tableware, a defribrillator and solar PV display unit. We will also need funding for curtains and blinds.
The new building is progressing well and is more or less watertight. The floor screed is going in tomorrow Friday 15 Dec.
The building in on track to be finished in the spring/early summer.
Unfortunately we did not win the M & S Energy funding bid but thank you to the 800+ people that voted for our project.
Our Parish Council Chairman, Ann Blatherwick, has signed the contract for the new Community Centre with BEC Construction.
Building of the new Centre is due to start 30th May 2017.
The current hall car park will be unavailable from 22nd May. Users are advised to use School Lane Public Car Park.
Thank you to everyone who supported our Race Night on Saturday at Herne Community Centre. We raised £691.50.
25% will go to Kent Air Ambulance, the remainder towards the new Community Centre.
All systems go!
The Public Works Loan has been approved and BEC Construction Ltd has been awarded the contract to build the new Centre.
Seven companies tendered for the project, each one was examined by the council's quantity surveyor, Betterage & Milsom, to check that they were compliant and were quoting like for like. Two companies were interviewed post tender before the final choice was made.
Work is due to begin on Monday 3rd April to build the new access ramp and alterations to the kitchen of the old hall, which will be out of action for about a week. They will also make an entrance from the public car park, which will be Herris fenced when completed.
The hall car park will still be usable, until they start the main building work at the end of May.
It is intended that the existing hall will continue to be used during the build, albeit with the different access and smaller kitchen space.
The old hall will be demolished when the new building is usable.
We apologise in advance for any inconvenience that users and residents may have to bear during the year it is expected to take to complete the project.
We are currently looking at kitchen equipment and other fittings for the new building.
We have been offered some office equipment/desk but have nowhere to store it until the new building is open. Does anyone have storage space in their spare room or garage, so we can take advantage of this offer?
Our parish council would love to hear from anyone who wishes to help raise funds to fit the new building out 01227 742700
Our parish council is on the verge of appointing a contractor to build our new community centre in Herne.
7 Tenders received
Herne & Broomfield Parish Council invited suitable building contractors to tender for the construction of the new Herne community centre. The tender period was from 21st November 2016 until noon 16th December.
7 tenders were received and have been checked by our Quantity Surveyors to make sure that they are compliant and like for like.
The council is due to decide which contractor will be chosen on 16 February 2017.
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