Post lockdown limited opening
Update 7th September 2021: Woodhouse Community Centre is now open on a limited basis.
For anyone on site we are still requiring masks and social distancing (as prior to 19th July.)
Reception & IT Suite will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-3pm. Subject to available staffing.
We are currently taking bookings for support groups, training, exercise classes, and some other well planned activities.
Apologies but given the current risks we're not currently considering bookings for parties, gatherings or other social bookings.
Main Oblong office is open for enquiries on Monday to Thursday 1000-1600.
If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, see oblong.org.uk/support for self referral options in the community. or call 0113 8980024
How to hire rooms in Leeds
Office Space to Rent at Busy Community Centre North of the City Centre
Need a room to hire in Leeds close to the city centre?
Woodhouse Community Centre can cater for all your needs. We have a range of rooms available to hire. When contacting us, let us know the name of your event or activity and what date / time is best for you.
Contact us either by
After sorting out the room hire details to make your booking a success, we'll send you a confirmation email with the Terms and Conditions.
We request all new bookings make a 50% deposit at the point of booking. We wil discuss how we will take deposits when you book.
In the case of statutory organisations, and situations where a deposit up-front is difficult for accounting reasons, we will require a Purchase Order number for the full value of the booking.
Invoice will be sent by email or printed upon request. If the invoice should go to someone other than yourself, it's very helpful if you can let us know at the time of booking.
Payments can be made by bank transfer; or by cash or cheque on the day of the event.
Cheques or BACS can be made out to Oblong Ltd
Bank Account Name: Oblong Ltd
Sort Code: 60-83-01
Bank Account Number: 20423133
- We can arrange all rooms to suite your needs. Tell us what you need when you get in touch. We are very flexible and will try and accommodate all your requirements.
- Please book the whole of the time you think you'll need in the centre - including preparation and tidying up.
- We have a range of equipment available for hire including; projector and screen, TV and DVD player, PA system with wireless mics, flipcharts, display boards and tableware.
- We can provide tea, coffee, decaf options and snacks for £1 per head. If you prefer to provide your own refreshments we can supply a hot water urn for £5 per day, but we do ask you to wash any mugs used. We offer bring your own food and drink options free of charge, and can recommend several local caterers. Self-service kitchenettes are also available where you can make your own refreshments for a donation of 50p per drink.
- We offer a discretionary rate for registered charities & non-profit groups.
- Weekend & Evening bookings are subject to a £5 per hour surcharge for reception and cleaning for all the rooms you are booking.
- Weekend & Evening bookings may not be accepted if the total price of the booking is less than £50.
Terms & Conditions
as updated 6th May 2021
By making a booking with us, you agree to all the following terms and conditions.
Cancellation: Over two weeks notice will incur zero charge. Less than 14 days notice of your cancellation you will be charged 50%. Less than 7 days notice you will be liable for the full cost.
All cancellations should be by email to email@example.com.
a) Deposit & Payment: We will ask you for a deposit (usually 50%) at the point of booking.
We will ask for email, phone number and postal address at the time of booking as we may need to get in touch to confirm details at at later time. If for any reason we have not received your deposit, and have tried all available methods to contact you, we reserve the right to cancel the booking without further notice.
b) All bookings must be paid for in full in advance of the booking taking place. Bookings that have invoiced should be paid within the terms stated on the invoice.
c) Prices are reviewed periodically and subject to change. You will receive at least 4 weeks notice of any changes to prices.
Modifications: Changes to bookings may be liable for cancellation fees as above if any fixed booked time is cancelled; or any part of a booking is cancelled, even if the resultant booking is no shorter than the original.
Termination: Oblong reserves the right to terminate bookings early for activities which we believe are discriminatory or bring the centre into disrepute, e.g bringing alcohol on site, not turning off music at 10pm, event not being managed in such a way that ensures safety of participants and staff, etc.
No refunds will be provided under these circumstances.
a) Additional terms apply to events where a majority of attendees are between 13 and 18, details available on request.
Time booked: Please only use the rooms that you have booked, and give yourself time to set up and tidy up within your booking hours. Please leave any public areas as tidy as you found them. Public areas are shared with other users and may not be available.
a) You must let us know if you expect to be more than 30 minutes late for your booking, otherwise we may cancel the booking without further notice. You will still be charged.
Cleaning: Please make sure you leave the booked room(s) and any public spaces in the same state you found them. If significant additional cleaning is required charges will apply.
If using the kitchen, you are responsible for thoroughly cleaning crockery, utensils and surfaces after use, this includes use alongside a party package.
a) Removal of chewing gum or similar from carpets & flooring is chargeable at £50 per booking.
Equipment hire: You agree to pay any hire costs for our equipment you book in advance, or use on the day.
Noise: We reserve the right to reduce or limit any amplified or unamplified sound at any time for the sake of staff, other centre users, or our residential neighbours.
Alcohol: We have a strict no alcohol policy for all bookings.
Storage: If you want to store anything at the centre please ask in advance of the booking, charges will apply. We may have to refuse on the basis of availability or safety.
a) Items left in any area, if not agreed in writing, will be charged at £3 per sqft per day (or part thereof) and
may be relocated without notice.
Damages: If anything is damaged beyond normal wear and tear it is your responsibility to let us know. You will be liable to make good or cover the cost of repair if you have caused damage.
Decorations can only be attached to walls by the hooks in place. White tack may be used to attach paper to woodwork and glass only. Let us know in advance if you wish to hire our display boards. Any damage caused to walls by not following these terms will incur a charge.
Health and Safety:
Whilst hiring a room you are responsible for those using it. Respect the centre by making sure that all activities remain safe, and within the law.
Children and young people must be supervised by parents, guardians or qualified staff at all times. We follow NSPCC guidelines that there should be a ratio no greater than 9:1 of under 18s to adults.
It is your responsibility to ensure you have any special licenses or insurance arranged prior to your booking. Details of our Public Liability Insurance is available on request.
In line with our Fire Safety Policy we cannot have any naked flames.
Incense may only be used by prior arrangement, burning material must be completely contained within a fireproof container.
Any electrical equipment you bring in needs to be safe to use and in a good state of repair, or ideally have a valid PAT certificate sticker.
Fire escape routes and procedures are clearly posted in all rooms. Please familiarise yourself when you arrive and let your attendees know. There is a fire alarm test on Monday morning at 10.00am.
We may require amendments to your booking for the sake of infection control as national and local restrictions change. We will make sure the space is sanitised before you arrive, but we require that you use the provided cleaning products to sanitise surfaces you have touched as you vacate the space.
First Aid kits are available in reception, main kitchen and 1st floor kitchenette.
On street parking: We don’t have a designated car park; please let your attendees know in advance they can use (free) street parking at their own risk.
Emergency closure: If we do have to shut due to an emergency, or an incident out of our control we will let you know as soon as we can and help to re-schedule the booking, or refund, depending on the circumstances.
Miscellaneous: We cannot accept post on your behalf unless specifically agreed - there may be a charge.
Emergency call outs: We may provide you with a way of contacting on-call staff out of hours in case of an emergency, or facilities issue. Call outs due to error/fault on the part of the booker may incur a fee.
As a safe and welcoming space we expect all centre users to:
Respect other people and to treat them equally in accordance with our Equal & Diversity Policy - https://www.woodhousecommunitycentre.com/eqd-policy
Be sensitive to the needs of others
Be friendly and helpful
We will not tolerate:
Intimidation or harassment of any kind
Racism, sexism, homophobia or any other form of discrimination or prejudice
Violence or the threat of violence
The theft or deliberate damage of other people’s belongings
Terms and conditions are subject to change. Oblong reserves the right to immediately terminate bookings that contravene these terms or allow these terms to be contravened.
A PDF version of these Terms and Conditions are available here.
By making a booking at Woodhouse Community Centre, you agree to these terms and conditions. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org.