The following documents relating to
hiring and use of the Hall
are available for download.
[Downloads relating to the Village Hall Charity and Trustees are available from the Trustees, Contacts & Volunteers page.]


Village Hall information

Village Hall Premises Licence


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Regulated Entertainment & Alcohol licensing

Music licensing



Bookings

The hall is available for hire from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, 7 days a week. Earlier bookings may be available by arrangement.

The Main Hall (with kitchen) and the Parish Room (with kitchenette) are available for hire separately, or you may hire the whole building. For larger functions in the main hall, hirers often like to use the upstairs Parish Room as a cloakroom or changing room.

In order to make a booking or, if you would first like to see around the hall prior to making a booking, please contact our Bookings Secretary by telephone or e-mail.


Tariffs

Our hiring charges are reviewed annually and we endeavour to keep them competitive. Please contact our Bookings Secretary for details of our current tariff.

In accordance with our charitable objectives of providing and maintaining "a village hall for the use of the inhabitants of the Parish of Slinfold", local residents and groups are entitled to preferential hiring rates (when the hall is being used for non-commercial purposes).

Please note that we reserve the right to request pre-payment of a booking deposit in certain circumstances. There will also be a charge for special cleaning if the hall is not left in a fit state for use by the next hirer; if you anticipate this being necessary (e.g. after a party), it should be arranged in advance.


Licences

Regulated Entertainment*

The Main Hall — but not the Parish Room — is licensed by Horsham District Council, under the Licensing Act 2003, for the following Regulated Entertainment* activities (hours vary):

A copy of the Village Hall's Premises Licence Summary is available for download (see right).

Permission for any hirer of the premises to provide Regulated Entertainment* under the Hall's Premises licence is at sole discretion of the Hall's Designated Premises Supervisor* (currently the Chairman of the Trustees). Hirers wishing to provide Regulated Entertainment* outside of the Hall's Premises licence will need written permission from the Trustees, and must obtain their own temporary 'licence' — known as a Temporary Event Notice* (TEN) — from Horsham District Council, Public Health & Licensing (see Licensing Forms).

* The terms shown in bold italic text are defined in the Licensing Act 2003.

Sale of Alcohol

Permission for any hirer of the premises to sell alcohol under the Hall's Premises Licence during their booking is at the sole discretion of the Hall's Personal Licence Holder* (currently the Chairman of the Trustees) and will be subject to a short instruction session. Hirers wishing to sell alcohol (which includes providing alcohol at any event for which there is an admission charge, irrespective of the whether a separate charge is made for alcohol) outside of the Hall's Premises licence will need written permission from the Trustees, and must obtain their own temporary 'licence' — known as a Temporary Event Notice* (TEN) — from Horsham District Council, Public Health & Licensing (see Licensing Forms).

* The terms shown in bold italic text are defined in the Licensing Act 2003.

Music & Copyright

The playing of live or recorded music in public is subject to copyright licensing, from one or both of:

The Village Hall holds a Joint PRS/PPL Music Licence for Community Buildings, permitting the use of copyright music on the premises in any form e.g. record, compact disc, tapes, radio, television or by performers in person. This negates the need for many Hirers to arrange their own licences for those purposes.

Note that the Community Buildings Licence does not cover:

  • "any third party hire to commercial organisations and individuals earning an income from providing the activity such as aerobics classes, practice and social dance classes/sessions or any event where the profit does not go entirely to the voluntary organisation (to this extent, responsibility for holding the relevant PPL licence rests with the hiring third party)."
    from PPL Community Buildings Tariff (PPLPP215)  Adobe PDF logo
  • "musical performances or events for which the price of admission (whether by ticket, programme or otherwise) is 20 or more"
    from PPL Community Buildings Tariff (PPLPP215)  Adobe PDF logo and
    from PRS for Music Community buildings Tariff 'CB' (2012.04)"  Adobe PDF logo
  • certain theatrical performances in which the performing right is not administered by PRS for Music, such as but not limited to: ballet, and dramatico-musical works (operas, operettas, musical plays, revues or pantomimes) in so far as they consist of music specially written for them, when staged in their entirety, as potted versions, or in dramatic excerpts."
    from PRS for Music Community buildings Tariff 'CB' (2012.04)"  Adobe PDF logo
There are also certain other specific exclusions set out in the formal licence documents - see the links in the right-hand column for further details.

If the Hirer is in any doubt as to whether their proposed activity is covered by the Village Hall's Community Buildings Licence, or may require any other copyright or other licence, then it is the Hirer's responsibility to ensure that they already hold or obtain any necessary licence or licences.


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