NOTE: Please make sure you save a copy of these Terms & Conditions. They form part of your contract with us.
1. St Columba's: St Columba's United Reformed Church, Alfred Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1 4EH; and
2. The Hirer: The person or organisation using the church premises.
The only entrance to be used is through the wooden side-door on to Alfred Street (except in the case of emergency or an advance agreement with the Church Administrator). Any external door used must be kept locked at all times or personed to admit or allow people to leave or enter. This agreement does not provide for access to any other part of the premises than that requested on the application form, except the toilet facilities.
When applicable a £20 deposit is required for the temporary use of a St Columba's key. This key is the property of St Columba's and must not be duplicated. If lost, a £20 replacement fee is due from the Hirer.
The Hirer will indemnify St Columba's against the cost of repairing any damage caused to any part of the St Columba's premises whilst the same are being used by the Hirer, and due to the Hirer's negligence.
The Hirer is responsible for leaving any of the facilities used in a clean and tidy state.
Goods shall not be sold on St Columba's premises.
St Columba's is not licensed for the serving of alcohol or for regulated forms of entertainment. If you wish to serve alcohol at an event you are holding in our building, or provide regulated entertainment, you must comply with the law on licensing. This will often be as simple as submitting a Temporary Event Notice, but it is your responsibility to do this and to check with the City Council if in any doubt as to your position. Please also note that St Columba's reserves the right to withhold permission for alcohol or regulated entertainment to be used on our premises.
St Columba's takes the protection of children on our premises seriously. All Hirers that bring children under 18 years of age into the building must have a safeguarding policy. NOTE: St Columba's does not need to see the policy, but requires the Hirer to assure us that they have one.
The hiring agreement may be terminated immediately in the event of a breach of any one of these conditions, or any of the conditions set out in 'Notes for Hirers' (normally sent upon confirmation of booking).
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