France Lynch Church Rooms (aka Hall on the Hill)

Parish: Chalford
District: Stroud
Address: Lynch Road, France Lynch, Chalford Hill

Hall capacity: 80

No. of meeting rooms: 3

Bookings: Jane Calvert (Mrs), Bookings Manager, 01453 731054

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Directions

From A419 London Road in Chalford, take the turning by Christ Church called Old Neighbourhood, uphill to the crossroads near the top.  Turn right into Abnash, signposted Chalford Hill and Bournes Green.  Keep left into Burcombe Road and at STOP sign turn right into Middle Hill.  At 5-way junction near the Millennium Bus Shelter (nearest bus stop to Church Rooms) turn left into Brantwood Road.  At end turn left into Lynch Road, and Church Rooms are about 100m on the right.

Booking contact(s)

Contact name

Jane Calvert (Mrs), Bookings Manager

Contact telephone

01453 731054

Contact email

flchurchrooms@gmail.com

Booking procedure

Booking charges

£6 per hour School Room, or meeting room upstairs.  Includes use of kitchen.

£10 per hour Main Hall including use of kitchen

£12 per hour Main Hall plus School Room.  Includes use of kitchen.

Use of projector and large screen free of charge.

Contact Bookings Manager for further information.

Picking up keys

Bookings Manager to give or email the booking form (agreement) to the prospective hirer to complete.  This should be handed over to the Bookings Manager with the fee (plus deposit of £10 if the hirer is a new one), whereupon a key will be loaned to the hirer.

Alternatively, the Bookings Manager will unlock the hall at the start of the event and leave the key with the hirer to return after the event.

Hire agreement form

Yes

Setting up chairs and tables

Hirers to put out own tables and chairs.  Chair trolley available to move stacked chairs.

Contact Bookings Manager for further information.

Room set up service provided

Meeting room details

Main Hall

Area(metres squared)

78.10 including curtained stage

Standing capacity

100

Seated capacity

80

Heating

Large gas heaters

Number of heaters

2

Electrical sockets

4 double sockets, one large round one on stage

Flooring type

Wooden

Hearing loop

Microphone

Projector and screen

School Room

Area(metres squared)

40.88, adjacent to Main Hall

Standing capacity

40

Seated capacity

20

Heating

Large gas heater

Number of heaters

1

Electrical sockets

3 double sockets

Flooring type

Wooden

Hearing loop

Microphone

Projector and screen

Meeting room upstairs

Area(metres squared)

16

Seated capacity

Table and seating for 12

Heating

Electrical storage heater

Number of heaters

1

Electrical sockets

2 double sockets

Flooring type

Carpeted floor

Hearing loop

Microphone

Projector and screen

Tables and seating

Number of seats

Furth info

Number of tables

Furth info

Car parking

Car parking

Disabled parking

Further information

Roadside parking only.  

Disabled parking: none, except roadside.  Traffic cones can be placed near entrance by requesting Bookings Manager to save a place.

For busy events, it may be possible to arrange parking at nearby Chalford Silver Band car park.

Accessibility

Level of hall entrance

Ground floor

Entrance ramp

Handrail

Signs for the visually impaired

Other access information

Both entrances on ground floor, but ramp to double fire exit doors is rather steep.  Handrail from gate to both entrances.

There is a step from School Room to lobby next to kitchen.

Toilets

Toilets

Two toilets, unisex.  Basin in each toilet cubicle for hand washing.

Disabled toilet: Not yet, but hopefully in 2021 there will be a newly built toilet block containing a disabled toilet.

Disabled toilets

Kitchen

Kitchen

Kitchen facilities

  • Ample work surface and cabinets and drawers
  • Crockery and cutlery for c.80 people
  • New Belling electric 5-ringed cooker with two ovens and grill
  • Cooker hood
  • Urn
  • Hot and cold water
  • Single sink for washing-up
  • Separate basin for hand-washing
  • Large larder refrigerator
  • Microwave oven
  • Portable hot plate
  • 3 kettles
  • Serving trolley
  • Two-step ladder

Kitchen size

15.40 metres

Kitchen information

Could cater for up to 60 for cold food and 40 for hot food.

Stroud DC sacks provided to take home rubbish.

Catering facilities for

Cold food, hot food, tea and coffee

Licenses and insurance

Alcohol license

Premises license

Health and Safety policy

Public liability insurance

Yes

Licenses held

PRS and PPL Licence for live and recorded music.

Other information on licensing

Hirers expected to obtain Temporary Events Notice for one-off events where alcohol is to be sold.

Activities

  • Beavers
  • Cubs
  • Scouts
  • Women's Institute
  • Friday Evening Group
  • Pilates
  • Yoga
  • Lunch on the Hill (monthly)
  • Film shows (monthly)
  • Coffee mornings 4 times a year
  • 3 or 4 stage shows each year
  • Annual show by local am-dram group
  • Occasional fundraising activities, such as jumble sales, meals, talks.
  • Children's parties
  • Other private parties, e.g. anniversaries, wakes, wedding receptions

Further information

Usable green space

Other facilities

There are a variety of tables available for use:

  • 20 tables - 14 large, 6 small
  • 4 round tables
  • 11 card tables
  • 6 nursery tables

Along with these, there are 96 chairs and 24 nursery chairs.

There is a projector and large screen for showing presentations and films.  Training can be given in this.

There is a small usable green space at rear of the building.

Other information

Planning permission has been given for a new toilet block and it is hoped this will be completed during the first half of 2021.