Conditions of Hire for Elphin Community Hall




  1.  Lets will be authorised by the Elphin, Ledmore & Knockan Community Association Ltd (ELKCAL) Board of Directors and will be subject to charges approved by the Board.  These charges will be subject to revision as appropriate.
  2. In cases that the Board of Directors deem appropriate full payment will be requested prior to the let. Otherwise payment should be made within fifteen working days of receipt of invoice. Non-payment could result in cancellation of future bookings.
  3. The contact person/event organiser of the User Group will be held responsible for all Health & Safety and Child protection issues affecting their User Group and for the good conduct of all present. Each group is advised to make its own arrangements for warning its members of possible dangers of their activity; obtaining consent forms for children involved and keeping record of members of their group present in case of evacuation. The contact person should familiarise him/herself with necessary details regarding Fire Alarm/Evacuation procedures and risk assessments associated with the premises including the need to ensure the main doors are unlocked for quick exit, the need to control access to upstairs rooms with direct supervision of these rooms if children are involved. Also, that they need to have a working mobile to contact 999.
  4. The premises must be left in good order and if additional cleaning is required due to neglect by a User group, the charge for this will be passed on.
  5. Only rooms and equipment for which authorisation has been given may be used.
  6. Any equipment brought in by a User Group will be at the User Group’s own risk.
  7. Time must be allowed within the let period for preparation and clearing up time with all areas cleaned, rubbish put in bins and all electrical equipment must be unplugged.
  8. Any cancellation of a let must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the let.
  9.  The Board of Directors reserves the right to cancel a let for whatever reason without entering into correspondence. The decision of the Management Committee shall be final.
  10. The Board of Directors is not responsible for any equipment or valuables left in any part of the premises. User Groups are advised to make their own arrangements for security.
  11. The Board of Directors advises all applicants to take out public liability insurance cover for their organisation during the period of the let. For certain activities, the User Group may wish to consider taking personal accident cover.
  12. The Board of Directors accepts no liability for the safety of persons on the premises arising from the User Group’s activity. The Elphin, Ledmore & Knockan Community Association Ltd should be given a full written report of any accident that occurs.
  13. Any complaints arising from a let should be made in writing to  Elphin, Ledmore & Knockan Community Association Ltd.

Lettings Charges

Please note the cost of lettings are subject to review at any time

 by the Board of Directors


Lettings of one to three hours – charged at £20 an hour.

Lettings up to six hours – £100.00

Lettings up to twelve hours – £200.00



Provided there is an ELKCAL member who has been authorized by the Board of Directors to take overall responsibility (act as event coordinator) then informal, non-profit making activities can take place with Voluntary Donations towards the heating.