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 THE DOWNSWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE CHILTERN CLOSE, MAIDSTONE. ME15 8XG. IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF FIRE SAFETY, THE HIRER IS TEMPORARY PERSON IN CHARGE OF FIRE SAFETY & SHOULD FAMILURISE THEMSELVES WITH THE FIRE SAFETY POLICY IN THE FOYER! PLEASE ENSURE THAT FIRE EXITS ARE KEPT CLEAR AT ALL TIMES! IF ANY ALARM SOUNDS - THE HIRER MUST EVACUATE THE BUILDING IMMEDIATELY! KEY HOLDERS: JOHN EVERETT, CENTRE MANAGEMENT: 0770 815 0613. Di. THOMPSON, CENTRE MANAGEMENT: 0795 831 5073. JOHN HENDERSON, CENTRE MANAGEMENT: (01622) 739885. DARREN MEADS, CARETAKER: 0777 597 2945. JOHN EVERETT, DESIGNATED PREMISES SUPERVISOR (FOR PERMISSION TO SELL ALCOHOL): 0770 815 0613. MARIA TAPPIN, PERSON IN CHARGE OF FIRE SAFETY: 0785 011 6281. EMERGENCY FIRE ALARM SWITCHES - THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. FIRE BLANKETS - IN THE KITCHEN, ON THE STAGE & IN *NEW LOFT STORAGE AREA (ABOVE THE LOUNGE). FIRE ALARM CONTROL BOX - FOR KENT FIRE & RESCUE SERVICE*. POLICE EMERGENCIES: 9 9 9 FIRST AID BOX - IN THE KITCHEN NEXT TO THE SINK. DEFIBRILLATOR - OUTSIDE MAIN ENTRANCE. (RING 999 & FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS). MAIN WATER STOP COCK - OUTSIDE AT THE TOP OF GRASS BANK, OPPOSITE KITCHEN. WATER METER - ON FOOTPATH IN DERINWOOD DRIVE, OPPOSITE KITCHEN. TOILET & KITCHEN (ELECTRIC) HOT WATER STOP COCKS - IN LOFT ABOVE KITCHEN & TOILETS*. TWO GAS HEATING BOILERS - IN LOFT ABOVE KITCHEN*. MAIN ELECTRICITY SUPPLY & FUSE BOXES - IN SMALL CUPBOARD OPPOSITE KITCHEN*. MAIN GAS SUPPLY & STOP COCK - IN SMALL CUPBOARD NEXT TO KITCHEN*. CENTRAL HEATING CONTROLS - IN MAIN ELECTRICITY CUPBOAD* (ADJUSTABLE THERMOSTATS ON RADIATORS). INTRUDER ALARM CONTROL BOX - IN CLOAKROOM*, (TOUCH PAD IN OUTER FOYER). DISABLED TOILET ALARM - DEACTIVATION BUTTON IN DISABLED TOILET (TOP OF NORTH WALL). * FOR ACCESS TO THESE FACILITIES YOU MUST CONTACT THE CARETAKER OR THE CENTRE MANAGEMENT. CLEANING EQUIPMENT - IN CLOAKROOM CUPBOARD (PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THESE DIRTY). ALL HIRERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SECURITY OF THE CENTRE DURING THEIR TIMES OF HIRE & RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ENTRY TO ANY UNAUTHORISED PERSONS. HIRERS ARE ALSO RESPONSIBLE FOR PARKING & MUST ENSURE THEIR GUESTS DO NOT OBSTRUCT THE HIGHWAY. HIRERS MUST ENSURE THEIR GUESTS LEAVING LATE AT NIGHT DO NOT DISTURB THE NEIGHBOURS. AFTER YOUR HIRING PLEASE ENSURE THAT THE CENTRE IS LEFT CLEAN, TIDY & FURNITURE CLEANED & REPLACED CORRECTLY. IT IS IN YOUR BEST INTEREST TO READ YOUR TERMS & CONDITIONS OF HIRE ON THE REAR OF YOUR BOOKING FORM.

THE DOWNSWOOD COMMUNITY CENTRE HAS BEEN EXCLUSIVELY & SUCCESSFULLY MANAGED BY VOLUNTEERS FROM THE DOWNSWOOD COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION SINCE THE OPENING IN 1990. IF YOU HAVE ANY COMPLAINTS OR SUGGESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CENTRE MANAGEMENT.