How to Make a booking
The ideal steps if you want to book the reading room or hire equipment are:
1. Look on the Booking calendar to see
if it is available
For other things you might like to hire look on the for hire page
The Reading Room is supported, funded, maintained and enhanced through the efforts of people of Bainton and Ashton therefore we offer residents of these villages the lowest rate we can to encourage use.
The facilities can be booked by people not from Bainton and Ashton. However we charge slightly more to help cover running costs.
The booking form has all the details of the booking conditions.
Please note that
for events that: sell alcohol, provide entertainment or supply hot food
& drink after 11:00pm
For information on the new licensing laws on alcohol
& entertainment please see the site below. I have also attached one
relevant part about Temporary Event Notices.
Futher details can be found by calling Peterborough City Council on 01733
The Licensing Act 2003 ("the Act") introduced a light touch system of permitted temporary activities to replace the old occasional licences and occasional permissions previously granted in connection with short-term alcohol and public entertainment licensing. The system involves an event organiser (the "premises user") giving a temporary event notice (TEN) to the licensing authority and copying this to the police.
TENs can be used to authorise relatively small-scale ad hoc events held
in or on any premises involving no more than 499 people at any one time.
The premises user must, no later than 10 working days before the day on
which the event is to start, give duplicate copies of the notice to the
relevant licensing authority, together with the fee of £21. A copy
of the notice must also be given to the relevant chief officer of police
no later than 10 working days before the day on which the event is to
start. Anyone aged 18 or over can give a maximum of five TENs per calendar
year. Personal licence holders can give a maximum of fifty TENs per calendar
year. TENs are subject to other maximum limits, as set out below.