If you need any further information about the Community Centre or how to book space, please contact us.
At the heart of the community, Wiveliscombe Community Centre is owned by the people of Wiveliscombe and run by a dedicated team of volunteers.
Dave Willis, our valued Caretaker is the public face of the Centre. Dave will be your first point of contact when booking and will meet you when you arrive.
A registered charity, the Centre is host to over 500 events a year; from ballet to folk dance, day-care lunches to local produce markets, yoga, pilates, meetings, craft groups, educational sessions and private parties.
The Centre has a PRS license and is licensed by Taunton Deane for film shows, music, singing and dancing.
The Centre also benefits from solar panel power generation.
The Wiveliscombe Community Centre is in the heart of town and we have close neighbours. Events do not usually go beyond midnight.
The interior space of the Community Centre is made up of two large halls and a good size kitchen. The halls are easy to style with your own decoration providing a wonderful blank canvas for any type of event, from wedding receptions to birthday parties.
The Lower Hall is connected to the kitchen by a service hatch with a fire safety shutter.
There is also a ceiling mounted, electronic projector screen and for those with hearing aids, a fully installed loop system.
The Upper Hall may be booked independently and has separate access. It also has a mobile stage available and a curtain track system where required. The Upper Hall can be accessed by a stair lift if required and also benefits from a fully installed loop system.
Upper Hall Floor Plan
There are two generous sized halls (Upper and Lower) available to hire. Each level has capacity for 100 people.
The kitchen is equipped with a 6-plate electric range with a large oven, a commercial dishwasher, microwave and a stay-on hot water urn. There are cups and saucers, mugs, side plates, dinner plates and cutlery enough for approximately 60 servings.
Please note, tea towels, dish cloths and drinking glasses are not provided.
The booking fee for educational projects and community meetings is £18 for 0 - 2 hours, per hall. Each additional hour is £8 per hall.
For parties and commercial projects the hire fee is minimum £24 for 0 - 2 hours per hall. Each additional hour is £10 per hour per hall.
Fees are kept low so that the Centre can remain accessible to all members of the community. Fees are necessary to help keep the Centre in good working order.
Charity/voluntary sector users: If your activity provides a service to our local community, which is not provided elsewhere, we are open to negotiating on rates. We are particularly interested in activities for young people and people who may be lonely or isolated.
Please contact our Secretary or Chair, Des or Francesca if you’d like to discuss an activity.
We regularly welcome visitors with mobility and sensory impairments. The Centre is accessed on level and ramped ground.
There is a fully installed loop system in both halls. The Upper Hall can be accessed by a stair lift. There is also an adapted unisex toilet on the ground floor.
HOW TO BOOK THE COMMUNITY CENTRE
1. Check availability on the calendar for the Hall that you require (Upper or Lower).
2. Click the "HIRE REQUEST" button to request the date and space you require. We will then email or phone to confirm your booking.
3. After you've received confirmation we'll email you a link to our simple Hire Agreement to secure your booking. If you have difficulty for any reason with the online process, we can arrange to do this in person.
Hirers get the benefit of the car park facilities at the front of the building with space for 6 cars. Further parking may be available in the free public car parks to the rear of the building which can be accessed via Croft Way.
BABY CHANGING FACILITIES
Baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor in a unisex lavatory.
Please note that we expect you to clean the Hall(s) and Kitchen after your event so that it is made ready for the next party hiring the Centre. The Community Centre does not employ a cleaner.
There is no license for alcohol. If you are planning to sell alcohol you will need a license and we advise you to contact The Bear Inn 01984 623537 or The White Hart 01984 623344 who will be able to help you.
If you are giving alcohol to your guests at a private party you do not need a license. If you are unclear about licensing please talk to us.
We host a number of markets selling a range of crafts, handmade, vintage and food stuffs and our own regular car-boot style sales in aid of the Centre.
These are run by different people and organisations: Please contact them directly if you’d like to take a stall at any of them.
Table Top Sales – to book a table at our regular table top sales contact Dave at firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers' Market – a weekly Saturday produce market is held outside the Community Centre from 9am - 12.45pm.
See our contact page to view a map to the Wiveliscombe Community Centre.
Wiveliscombe Community Centre, West Street, Wiveliscombe, Somerset TA4 2JP