Reading Room booking and facilities
Stanhoe’s Reading Room (village hall) is a great place for family gatherings, children’s parties, public meetings, classes and lectures. Scroll down the page for a video.
The Reading Room seats up to 100 people. A kitchen, tables and chairs are provided, plus optional facilities including a licensed bar, kitchen, extra tables, a digital projector with 2.4 m (8 ft) wall-mounted screen, and a simple audio system with a wireless microphone. See the video below for a look around.
Booking the Reading Room
To book the Reading Room, first check the calendar below to make sure that your preferred time and date are available. Existing bookings show up as “busy”.
Then download a Reading Room booking form, complete the form and return it, either by email or by post.
Alternatively, tell (tel 518 365) the time and date you would like to book.
Paying to hire the Reading Room▼ Click for more information...
Hire of the Reading Room in the summer (1 April–30 September) is £8 an hour for Stanhoe villagers and £15 an hour for anyone outside Stanhoe. In the winter (1 October–31 March) the rates are £10 an hour for villagers and £18 an hour for everyone else.
There are three ways to pay:
1. PayPal allows safe instant payments from a PayPal account, credit or debit card:
2. Cheque to “MEHM Trust”, sent to Anne Jackson, Ivy Farmhouse, Bircham Road, Stanhoe, Norfolk PE31 8PT
3. Bank transfer to:
Sort code: 20-30-81 (Barclays Bank, Fakenham)
Account name: MEHM Trust
Account number: 10270660
Please try to include a reference (the name of your organisation, or your own name) so that we know where the payment has come from.
How to work the heating system▼ Click for more information...
The electric system has two heating zones, each with its own wall-mounted controller. The controller by the bar looks after the old part of the hall, while the one near the kitchen hatch is for the extension and kitchen. To heat the whole space you’ll need to turn on both controllers.
Each controller has just two buttons, and there’s a quick reference card on the wall next to each one.
To turn the heating on, press the upper button. To turn off, press the lower button repeatedly until the display shows “HOLIDAY”.
At any time you can also use these two buttons to adjust the target temperature in the range 16–22°C. The right-hand side of the display shows the target temperature, and the left-hand side shows the actual room temperature.
In cold weather you will need to turn the heating on about 90 minutes before the start of your event. The winter hire rate includes this “pre-heat” time.
More about our facilities▼ Click for more information...
Download brochures and manuals for our audio-visual equipment: