We're streamlining regular/weekly hirer payments and making it easier to communicate holiday dates in good time with our new regular hire schedule form.
Learn more about the Hire Schedule Process
We've been exploring how other halls administer regular hire to try and overcome some challenges we face such as poor holiday notice and late payments. We also wanted to overcome the challenge that some months have 4 weekly sessions and others have 5 (meaning the cost changes between months).
The new hire schedule will help us to figure your use over the six months for us to calculate a fixed monthly amount for that six months. This will support you to create a standing order so you're never late.
See the attached file for more information, the forms and a worked example:
We've actively worked to freeze rates to support groups to return post-COVID and since things are a little more back to normal, and amid rising running costs, we have had to revisit our rates. We've explained this a little more in the attached information pack:
Our rates for October 2023 to March 2024 will be:
- Regular hire rate (off-peak) 8am-6pm: £13 per hour
- Regular hire rate (peak) 6pm - 11pm: £14 per hour
- New sessions/hirers in their first 12 weeks of hire: £12.00 (increasing to regular hire rate after 12 weeks).
We have explored the prices that other Halls charge and believe this is still competitive. We don't price additionally for kitchen use either.
We're also introducing the opportunity to pay for the six month period upfront to save 5%.