The Association shall have the absolute discretion as to hiring of the Laindon Community Centre and reserve the right to refuse payment of the hiring charge other than in cash.


All function bookings must be accompanied by a deposit of £50 (fifty pounds) to secure your booking. The balance of the hire charge must be paid a month before the date of hiring.


All Functions with a bar are subject to a £150.00 (one hundred and fifty pounds) deposit which must be paid before the function. Childrens parties are subject to a £50 (fifty pounds) deposit to cover damages and/or excessive clear up. Deposits can either be in cash or by way of pre-authorisation against debit or credit card. Cash deposits will be returned during the week following the function if there has been no damage to the Centre. Cards will have the pre-authorised amount cancelled. Card pre-authorisations may take a few days to be removed from your card - and is a function of your card provider.


The bar closes at 11pm prompt with a strict 20 minutes drinking up time. Music must be off by 11.20pm and all guests must vacate the building by midnight.


The provision of alcoholic refreshments at the Laindon Community Centre will be undertaken by staff employed by the Centre. No other alcohol may be brought onto or consumed on the premises. If you wish to supply your own wine, corkage will be charged at £2.50 per bottle. ID will be requested for persons looking younger than 25.


The Centre provides insurance cover in respect of its building, furniture and fittings. The hirer's attention is particularly drawn to the fact that the insurance so provided does not extend to goods, equipment or items other than those provided in the Laindon Community Centre by the Centre. Your personal property or vehicles are not covered by our insurance and are at your own risk.

It may be advisable for certain hirers to obtain additional insurance for items mentioned above.


Due to the smoking ban you cannot smoke inside the building or in our car park. If you or your guests wish to smoke you may do so in our beer garden or the smoking shelter provided.


All 21st parties must be family functions with equal numbers of family and friends. A pre-appointed adult from the party must be available at all times during the function to liaise with Centre staff in the event of any problems. Children should behave properly and be supervised at all times by an adult while in the Centre.

We advise all bookings that are a "family party" must contain a mix of ages. We reserve the right to close down any parties where more than half the guests are 21 or less for example.

We are only able to host parties between 14 years and 20 years. 13 and below or 21 and above are fine.


Any persons in the possession of alcohol who cannot prove they are 18+ (with ID) will be asked to surrender alcoholic drinks to staff. Unopened containers will be returned at the end of the evening in the presence of an adult, opened containers will be given to the “Responsible Person” at your event to dispose of. Any adult permitting children under the age of 18 to drink is committing a criminal offence. Anybody who refuses to surrender alcohol will be refused entry to the function and the Centre.

We reserve the right to terminate bookings, close the bar and shut down any event if any of these terms are not adhered to.