Welcome to Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall
Leigh & Bransford Memorial Hall and Recreation Ground is probably the largest community hall complex in Worcestershire, with wonderful views of the Malvern Hills. Our building comprises two spacious halls, each with their own toilets, a small committee room, a well-equipped central kitchen with adjacent bar and outside a two-acre playing field. The facilities may be hired separately or all together as a complete package.
CORONAVIRUS – COVID-19
LATEST UPDATE FROM THE TRUSTEES OF
THE LEIGH AND BRANSFORD MEMORIAL HALL : LATE SEPTEMBER 2020
HOW THE RULE OF 6 AND FURTHER MEETING RESTRICTIONS APPLY TO FUTURE HIRES AT THE HALL
Thank you for visiting our website and considering us for your next hire.
The Hall remains open for hires – but with some additional Covid-19 Terms and Conditions of Hire in place to which all potential hirers must now agree as a condition of their hire. You can read those additional T&Cs here:
Due to the current exponential increase in the Covid-19 infection rate, the government has now put in place a legally enforceable Rule of 6 and other restrictions that impose further limits on the number of people that may meet socially in village and community halls.
Put simply, from the 14 September the number of people who don’t live together but wish to meet and socialise in groups is limited to 6 – as long as appropriate social distancing is maintained.
But there are a few exceptions that may allow us to continue to accept hires for groups up to 30 people* where social distancing measures can still be maintained.
Until further notice you may apply online to book the hall if your group event is:
- for work, and voluntary or charitable services
- for education, training, registered childcare, or providers offering before or after-school clubs for children
- to organise and/or participate in children’s playgroups
- organised indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes
- youth groups or activities
*On 24 September an additional restriction was imposed on:
- wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions, which now limits attendance to just 15 people:
“From 28 September no more than 15 people can legally attend a marriage or civil partnership, even where this can be safely accommodated with social distancing in a COVID-19 secure venue. Up until 28 September the gathering limit will be 30. This is the maximum number for all attendees at the event, including the couple and guests. Anyone working is not included as part of the legal limit.
From 28 September, receptions and other celebrations for weddings and civil partnerships can continue to take place, but only in the form of a sit down meal in a COVID-19 secure venue. No more than 15 people may attend. Such receptions must not take place in people’s private homes (or adjoining outdoor spaces like gardens), given that these will not have the same COVID-19 secure measures in place”.
You can read the government’s latest fuller guidance here:
But please remember that for any event included in the above list, the total number of attendees (including the hirer(s) and any children) may not exceed 30 people (or 15 in the case of weddings and civil partnerships).
Sadly, for the time being, it will no longer be possible to hire the hall for other family (or non-family) gatherings such as a child’s birthday party, family anniversary, recreational or community clubs, groups or organisations (other than for educational, training, sports, fitness or exercise classes) unless, of course, no more than 6 people attend.
If you are considering hiring the hall for a future event for up to 30 people but unsure whether it complies with one or more of the above list of exceptions, please contact us at email@example.com where we’ll be happy to help and advise.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
It is important to remember that as a potential hirer of the Hall and/or its grounds you must first agree to comply with these new conditions. If you decide to make an online booking you will be asked when completing the online form to agree to the new Covid-19 conditions in addition to our usual Terms and Conditions. All bookings made online are subject to confirmation.
In addition to your event meeting the Rule of 6, as the hirer you are responsible for ensuring:
- NUMBERS are limited to the stated maximum number people prevailing at the time for that event (including the hirer(s) and children)
- FACE MASKS are worn during the hire event – although there are exceptions to this requirement we have listed on our website
- RECORD THE CONTACT DETAILS for all your guests in case one or more of them subsequently contract the disease – there is now a QR code dedicated to the Leigh and Bransford Memorial hall posted inside the building which links to the NHS app
- PROVIDE THESE CONTACT DETAILS to the NHS Test and Trace programme should one or more of your guests contract the disease during your event
- ACCEPT primary responsibility for the welfare and health of your guests during the event
- CONDUCT a thorough clean through and clear away operation at the end of your event using our checklist that will be sent to you when your booking is confirmed. Failure to do this will incur an automatic, additional charge of £50.00.
Of course the very nature of the virus means that even after following all the current guidance, hiring any community venue will never be entirely risk free – but our aim, working with you and with your help, is to ensure that the Leigh and Bransford Memorial Hall can be as safe as possible during the current pandemic.
Chair of Trustees
(This update – September 28, 2020)
The Small Hall – part of the original memorial hall – measures approximately 6.1m x 11.9m and has a large storeroom at the one end. It has capacity for up to 150 people; its own dedicated set of toilets; folding doors that link to the Large Hall and easy access to the central kitchen (with serving hatches); bar area (with serving hatch); entrance lobby and furniture storeroom.
The Large Hall – part of a later extension to the original building – measures approximately 8.5m x 16.4m and has a large, curtained stage area at the one end. It has capacity for up to 160 people, its own separate entrance lobby and toilets; folding doors that link to the Small Hall and easy access to the central kitchen; bar area (with serving hatch) and stage with rear door access.
Both halls may be hired together, which is ideal for larger gatherings; they can accommodate up to 310 people. The folding doors between the two halls gives greater flexibility to create separate and distinct areas for the different activities that may be taking place at your event, i.e. eating and dancing, etc. You get exclusive use of the whole building and its facilities for the duration of your hire.
Our Wedding Package gives you exclusive use of the entire community hall complex, (both halls; both sets of toilets; the lobby; central kitchen with serving hatches; bar room and field) from 1pm on the Friday through to 1pm on Sunday. Plenty of time to decorate; dress the tables prior to the Reception and to clean and clear away on the Sunday. Contact us if your wedding doesn’t fall over a weekend.
To the front of the halls we have a flat field of approximately 2 acres set in area that is ideal for sporting parties, sports clubs, bouncy castle parties, car boot sales, BBQs or even events that require a marquee. The field can be hired with either hall or stand-alone. Access for vehicles, if required, can be made available through a separate gateway. See our FAQs for more details about hiring the field.
There is, subject to availability, space for up to 5 caravan pitches to be booked at any one time in this beautiful location. Access to the camping field is through a securely locked gate from the car park. Fresh water from a mains tap is offered to top up your caravan water, but there are no onsite washing or toilet facilities unless you are attending an event that is booked at the Hall. Pitches for tents can also be made available.
Prices per hour
SMALL HALL PPH£16The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. You should therefore allow sufficient time when booking for any initial period of preparation before the event begins and again after the event to clear away and clean up.
LARGE HALL PPH£20The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. You should therefore allow sufficient time when booking for any initial period of preparation before the event begins and again after the event to clear away and clean up.
BOTH HALLS PPH£28The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. You should therefore allow sufficient time when booking for any initial period of preparation before the event begins and again after the event to clear away and clean up.
WEDDING PACKAGE£595This package provides full exclusive use of the hall for 48hrs - From 1pm on the Friday until 1pm on the Sunday. Your hire rate will include the use of field on the day of the actual wedding - which is a great photo opportunity.
FIELD HIRE PPH£5The hire period will start from the time of entry until final departure. Ideal for sporting parties, sports clubs, bouncy castle parties, car boot sales, BBQs or even a marquee, the field can be booked with either hall or as a stand alone hire. An outside tap is available.
CARAVAN PER DAY£10There is space for up to 5 caravan pitches or tents. Access to the camping field is through a securely locked gate from the car park. Fresh water from a mains tap is available, but there are no onsite washing or toilet facilities. Pitches are charged by the day.