West Auckland is a village situated to the west of Bishop Auckland on the A68 road. The village is famous for its football team to win the first World Cup! It also has one of the largest village greens in the county.
The Memorial Community Centre was built in 1925 as a fitting memorial to the men of West Auckland who died in the 1914 – 1918 war. Since then the original hall has been renovated and built on, and now offers a welcoming venue for residents of West Auckland and the surrounding areas.
The hall is available for hire for:
- Social Events/Fayres and Sales
- Sports Classes
- Stage Productions/Concerts
- New Activities
Regular activities ongoing in the hall include New Age Kurling, Carpet Bowls, Zumba, Piloxing, Hip Hop & Street Dance, Keep Fit, Aikido, Weight Watchers and Slimming World.
The Main Function Room is ideally suited for Children’s Parties, as it can accommodate a Bouncy Castle.
The Memorial Hall has a Premises Licence and a Performing Rights Society Licence.
Rooms: Main Hall (Main Function Room) 50ft x 30ft, Stage 24ft x 12ft, Coffee Room 22ft x 16ft, Games Room 28ft x 22ft, Committee Room 20ft x 12ft, Kitchen 25ft x 13ft.
Heating: Available throughout the hall
Maximum Capacity: Main Function Room 200, Games Room 60, Coffee Room 25, Committee Room 12
Facilities: The modern Kitchen facilities include a microwave, cooker, fridge, freezer and two sinks. There is a Stage making the hall an ideal venue for productions. There are also Toilet facilities accessible to all. The place is kept spotlessly clean.
Free WiFi is also available.
Equipment: The hall has adequate chairs and tables and there is ample crockery and cutlery available. There is also a variety of sports equipment, carpet bowls, new age kurling, shuffleboard, a pool table, stage lighting and a PA system.
Parking: Designated car park with sixteen spaces.
Roadside parking is also available alongside the A68.
Access: Access for all into the hall and the premises is on one level. There are no stairs.
Hire Charges: Membership – family group £3.00, adults/OAPs £2.00, children under 14 £1.00.
Hire charges from 9.00am – 11.00pm for all standard bookings other than sections (special rates apply after 11.00pm): Main Hall (Function Room) and Coffee Lounge £11.00, Games Room £9.00.
Kitchen rate per session – organisations and sections £2.00 added for use to make tea, coffee and drinks; hire of crockery, cutlery etc. £5.00 – £10.00 depending on requirements; organisations, sections and functions £10.00 added for use of electric ovens and gas hobs for warming food, plus £10.00 extra if kitchen is used for cooking as well. Catering – £10.00 per hour for use of kitchen facilities plus use of fridge/freezer overnight. Tables and chairs – hire charges by arrangement. Section rates £5.00 per hour for Main Hall (Function Room) and Coffee Room and apply to normal weekly bookings only. Special events for all organisations and sections charged at £17.00 per hour to cover use of the Hall, Kitchen, Games Room and Coffee Room. Special rate for children’s parties including setting up time is £37.00 for two hours – use of the Hall, Kitchen and the Coffee Room – £5.00 of this is refundable.
Registered Charity Number: 700076
Dave 01388 606499 or Mobiles 07581 283896 or 07708 350458. The Hall number is 01388 833924
On Street Parking