Terms and Conditions

January 2020

  2. a) The Hall has a Premises Licence issued by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which                            permits a range of regulated entertainment only.  See Notice Board in Main Entrance.
  3. b) The Hall has a licence with the Performing Right Society for the performance of copyright
  4. c) The Hall is not licensed for the sale of alcohol. However, there is no objection to offering                           alcohol free of charge at social functions.
  5. d)         Gaming, betting and lotteries.   The Hirer shall ensure that nothing is done on or in relation                        to the premises in contravention of the law relating to gaming, betting and lotteries
  6. e) The Hall is not licensed for TV receivers, video recording, computers with broadcast cards                      or the showing of films by any medium.


  2. a) The Trust has Employers’ and Public Liability Insurance   See Notice Board in Entrance.
  3. b) The Premises are fully covered for the Public Liability Insurance of the Trustees.   However,                    no responsibility can be accepted for any activities of those hiring rooms.
  4. c) Hirers are advised to arrange their own Public Liability Insurance.  This should cover them                        against any claim made against them in respect of any activities they are responsible for,                         any equipment they bring on to the premises or any damage caused to the premises or any                nuisance caused to a third party.



Should you wish to cancel a booking please notify the Booking Secretary as soon as possible. The             Darby and Joan Trust will consider the individual circumstances and determine whether any charge        will be made. Cancellations not made in advance of the event will be subject to a cancellation fee.



The Hirer shall, and shall ensure that the Hirer’s invitees, comply with the prohibition of smoking in public places provisions of the Health Act 2006 and regulations made thereunder. Any person who breaches this provision shall be asked to leave the premises.  This applies to vaping as well.


  2. a) The maximum number of persons permitted in the Large Hall is 140 seated, standing or                           The recommended maximum for the small hall is 40 persons.
  3. b) Fire Regulations require us to notify all users of the premises that to reduce fire hazard, all                        passageways and stairways must be kept absolutely clear and all exit doors should be kept                      free of obstruction on both sides which includes ensuring that vehicles are well away from                   the main entrance and exit doors.
  4. c)         It is the Hirer’s responsibility to familiarise themselves and their groups with the location of:
  • the fire extinguishers and their types.
  • the fire exits.
  • the fire alarm system.


The Hirer should ensure that they have an arrangement for raising the alarm and a strategy for    evacuating the building should the need arise.


  • Ensure all doors are locked (both locks where applicable) when leaving the premises.
  • The front doors should be closed once an activity has started, in order to guard against unwelcome intruders and preserve heat. The Trust accepts no responsibility for any losses incurred should the door be left open and a theft occur.
  • Switch off all lights, especially front and rear toilets.
  • Never leave handbags, mobiles etc. unattended.
  • No liability is accepted by the Trustees for vehicles or property left on the premises.
  • Automatic security lights are provided at the side of the building.




            Everyone using the Hall is required to observe the vehicle entry, exit and parking arrangements.


  2. a) Kitchen
  • Tea making facilities and the loan of crockery are included in the rental of both halls;
  • The facilities do not include the use of ingredients, food or beverages housed in the fridge and cupboards, which are privately owned;
  • There is an additional charge for the use of cooking equipment in the kitchen;
  • All breakages should be reported, replaced or paid for;
  • All used crockery and kitchenware should be washed and replaced in drawers and cupboards
  • The kitchen should be left clean and tidy: this includes floors and worktops;
  • Please provide your own tea towels and washing – up liquid.
  • Kitchen hatch roller shutter – operate from inside the kitchen.
  • Kitchen sun blind – operate from inside the kitchen.
  1. b) Furnishings and fittings.
  • Adjustment of the room temperature is by means of the room thermostats. Do not allow unauthorised persons to tamper with the boiler, heating or controls.
  • An air extraction system is operated from behind the stairs to the right of the stage. The instructions are nearby.
  • The hall is double glazed, with curtains and/or blinds. Please treat the furnishings with care;
  • Do not stand on chairs;
  • Do not drag chair stacks across the floor.
  • An overhead projector and motorised screen are available in the Main Hall at no extra charge but should be booked in advance (see Hall Booking Form).
  • The loop hearing system operates through the amplifier located on the stage. The volume is preset.
  • The public address system operates through the amplifier located on the stage. The microphone is housed on the stage and the volume is controlled through the “Master “dial.
  • The line inputs for connecting CD players etc. are located on the stage and the volume is controlled through the amplifier – dials 4 and 5.
  1. c) Main Hall FloorDancing
  • No floor dressing is permissible;
  • Shoes with stiletto heels must not be worn;
  • Please treat the floor with respect.
  1. d)
  • Do not use BLU TACK or SELLOTAPE or similar to attach notices to the walls;
  • The cost of any damage incurred by the use of such materials will be charged to the hirer.
  1. e) Automatic push button entrance doors.   These can be either manually operated, push                        button operated or held back for a limited time to allow entrance for several people



Telephone 999 from your mobile phone or from the Cottingham Memorial Club (opposite the Darby & Joan Hall), and ask for:

  • The Police or
  • The Fire Brigade or
  • The Ambulance Service
  • Peter Gibson ( Caretaker ) 07931 331855
  • Les Fisher ( Booking Secretary ) 01482 343609



January 2020