Eric Payne Community Centre- Booking information

Picture of the Eric Payne Community Centre

As of 4 January 2021, the Eric Payne Community Centre is closed.  We shall not be accepting bookings for private events until at least July 2021.

The Eric Payne Community Centre (formerly the Jubilee Centre) is a community building, located on the Jubilee Fields off St Faiths Road B49 6AG.  The access road to the Centre is immediately after the boundary of Our Lady’s Catholic Primary School.

The centre is owned and managed by Alcester Town Council to provide a multi-function community facility for the town. The building consists of two large air-conditioned function rooms and a small Wellbeing Room. Free wifi is available.

Each room has its own identity and regular user groups. Both main rooms are available for hire by individuals, groups or businesses and are ideal for seminars, group meetings, classes, talks, christenings, children’s parties, wedding anniversaries etc. The established customer base, which endeavours to support all demographics of the community, consists of a variety of groups and societies.

COVID Secure Preparations:
Working within government guidelines and having taken advice from ACRE (a registered charity which acts on behalf of the thirty-eight member groups who make up England’s rural community network) and our insurers, Zurich, we have made the following preparations to open the centre:

1. Carried out a Covid-19 Risk Assessment and taken action to mitigate the risks identified

2. Drafted Supplementary terms and conditions of hire which spell out the hirer’s Covid-19 responsibilities (See full Ts & Cs below)

3. Agreed a cleaning schedule with our cleaner, along with a cleaning log

4. Given the centre a deep clean- will be done routinely on a weekly basis

5. Adjusted room capacities to 30 people in the Hertford Room and 25 in the Depot

6. Installed hand sanitising dispensers at the entrance to the centre, Hertford Room and Depot as well as exits and other locations throughout the centre

7. Identified the Wellbeing Room as the Isolation Room (Hertford Room users).

8. Implemented one way signage

9. Displayed health and safety signage with respect to social distancing, hand washing, face coverings and other Covid security measures to be followed

10. Closed the kitchen

Other useful COVID Secure docs:
Guidance on how to keep the centre Covid Secure as well as some separate practical tips. This latter document (Guidance for Hirers/User groups) is in both written and pictorial format and you will be provided with laminated hard copies of both for your session.
Protocol for what to do if someone becomes unwell (Treatment plan)- depending on whether you are in the Depot or the Hertford Room, the contents of the Covid 19 First Aid Box (kept in the Wellbeing Room- for more info see p7 of the risk assessment) and cleaning afterwards.


The Hertford Room has a ground floor area of 180m2 (maximum capacity 250 people) COVID19 arrangements- please contact the centre administrator

The Depot has a ground floor area of 120m2 (maximum capacity 200 people) COVID19 arrangements- please contact the centre administrator

Mobile screens to section off small areas are available on request. 

Please speak to the Centre Administrator for more detailed information, but to give an indication the approximate room capacities are:

Hertford Room NB COVID19 arrangements maximum number 30

  • Theatre style- capacity 130 people
  • Cafe style with casual tables and chairs- capacity 100 people

The Depot NB COVID19 arrangements maximum number 25

  • Theatre style-capacity 100 people
  • Cafe style with casual tables and chairs- capacity 64 people

Hire rates

Hirings are generally charged per session and will fall under one of two basic pricing structures: a standard booking rate and a second rate that is exclusively for Alcester community organisations.

All bookings must fully incorporate the time that the room is being used. This should include set up and clear up time.

All charges include 20% VAT and are subject to review.

There are three sessions:

Morning          9am – 1pm

Afternoon       1pm – 6pm

Evening           6pm – 10.30pm (there is an additional charge for a late finish)

Full day            9am – 10.30pm

  1. The Standard Rate is as follows:

Hertford Room/The Depot                                      £48 per session

Full day rate                                                                £150

Please note that a £50 damage deposit, payable at the time of booking, is required. This will be refunded if all room hire conditions are complied with.

The room hire must be paid no later than 14 days prior to your event- ideally by BACS.

  1. ​The Community Rate will be applicable to any booking made by a not for profit community groups run for Alcester residents:

​Hertford Room/The Depot                                             £24 per session

Full day rate                                                                      £75

For an additional fee, use of crockery, cutlery, glasses, audio visual equipment, a later finish time and in the Hertford Room a room divider can be arranged.  The charges are as follows:

Hire of crockery/cutlery/glasses (one off fee)            £12

Hire of audio/projector equipment (one off fee)      £21

Hertford Room – Room Divider (one off fee)              £12

Late finish (one off fee)                                          £30

To hire the Wellbeing Room please contact the Centre Administrator for hire charge information on

How to book

To make a booking, please use the Hallmaster system. Select the room you are looking for and select the View Room Availability link. Click the plus sign (+) on the corner of the day you are looking for and complete the registration form to make a booking request.  Once your booking is submitted, you will receive an email acknowledgement. Your booking will then be verified by the Centre Administrator and you will receive email confirmation.

To read the full Hire Agreement, Terms and Conditions of Hire & Privacy Notice, as well as our useful Information Sheet, please see the links below:

EPCC Hire Agreement, Terms & Conditions of hire and & Privacy Notice 2019

EPCC Information sheet (includes End of Hire Checklist)

In the unlikely event that you do not receive a response to any communication within 5 days, please telephone 01789 766084.

Temporary Event Notice (TENs)

It is the responsibility of the hirer to ensure compliance with any licence requirements. For permitted temporary activities, a TENs may be required by Stratford on Avon District Council .