WINTHORPE COMMUNITY CENTRE
VERSION 1 – DECEMBER 16
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Welcome to Winthorpe Community Centre and thank you for booking the Centre for your function or activity. You should have already been referred to the terms and conditions of the hire agreement when you booked the Centre. We want you to have a good experience in the Centre so have outlined some helpful information below.
Booking secretary – Jane Bateson 07546649934
Maintenance – Colin Smith 01636701205
Neil Moran 07774163372
Chair Person – Frances Kelly 07711285387
Treasurer – Duncan Richardson 01636651605
Secretary – Michele Cammack 07951728079
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The centre is fitted with fire detection systems and the alarm should sound automatically. In addition, there are a number of manual call points.
The alarm is not connected to the Fire Service - in the event of a fire call 999 and a Community Centre trustee.
There are a number of fire extinguishers located throughout the premises. Please familiarise yourself with their location and use.
The fire action plan is located at each call point. The assembly point is at the end of the car park.
Exits must be kept clear at all times. Users are responsible for the safe evacuation of everybody present and should also consider carrying out regular fire evacuation exercises.
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The main hall is automatically heated, it is pre-set to come on 1 hour prior to an event.
Winthorpe Community Centre aims to be as energy efficient as possible so please only switch on lights when necessary and check that the Main Hall, Thornhill Room, toilets and Kitchen lights are switched off when you leave.
Emergency lighting is on all the time.
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You will have gained access by using the key from the key safe. Please keep this safe and ensure that you return to the safe and unscramble the number when leaving the building. Make sure all doors and emergency exits are closed at the end of your session.
A small user’s notice board is located in the corridor on the way to the toilets. Please remove any out of date notices.
Do not stick notices or decorations to the walls.
The kitchen is well equipped for most catering needs.
If you need to use the dishwasher, the instructions are displayed in the kitchen.
A fridge is available for your use. Please make sure that you remove all food items after your session.
Please make sure that all crockery and equipment and the cooker are cleaned for the next user after your session.
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The bins are located outside at the back of the kitchen. Ensure that all bins are emptied at the end of your function.
These are well equipped, please make sure you sweep up and leave as you find them.
Accidents and incidents
There is a First Aid box stored on top of the kitchen cupboard and in the bar area.
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Gas is used for heating. If you smell gas then evacuate the building and call a trustee (list of contacts supplied on page 2)
Water – Please call a trustee (see page 2) in the event of a leak.
Portable electrical equipment
All portable electrical equipment in the hall is regularly tested. Please ensure that any equipment you bring into the hall is tested.
Defects and breakages
Please notify the booking secretary of any breakages.
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The hall is cleaned regularly but users should ensure they leave the premises as found. A mop and bucket can be found in the cleaner’s store in the large changing rooms. The hoover and broom are kept in the store cupboard at the back of the main hall.
Please sweep floors and ensure any spills are quickly mopped up, particularly on the wooden floor in the main hall. Only a minimum of water should be used when cleaning the hall floor, e.g. using a wrung out cloth.
Sweep floors, clean kitchen and leave the Centre as you found it. Take away any excessive rubbish. Check all windows and doors are closed. Turn off heaters. Turn off lights. Lock all external doors and Return key to safe.