Meeting Space for Hire

We want our new community space to be well used by a wide range of people and groups, as we aspire to create a vibrant, multi-purpose community hub.

A number of groups already meet regularly during the day – craft, reading and rag rug – and a meditation group and weight watchers meet regularly in the evening.

We have two spaces for hire: our café area and the adjacent library area. We’ve designed both to be open plan and flexible, so:

  • Café tables can be moved and placed together as needed
  • Library book shelves can be wheeled back against the walls


We offer a wide range of times during which your group can meet Monday to Friday, in either the daytime or evening, as follows:

  • Between 10am and 4pm groups of up to a dozen can meet in part of our café area. Whilst the space available is more restricted than in the evenings, if you’re a community group you can book to meet here at no cost. Your group should not feel obliged to purchase goods from the café, although we hope they will choose to do so!
  • During weekday evenings we offer more flexibility and privacy for larger groups to meet, in either or both our café and library spaces. Although the café will be closed, you can make hot drinks for your group. We will charge a small fee per session for evening hire.

We have a simple set of terms and conditions for hire, which we require you to sign. In particular, these require you to leave the space used clean and tidy; if not you will charged a significant, additional amount.

We also have a bookings and access policy, which you are welcome to read by downloading it here: DDCL booking policy Nov 17

If you are interested in hiring our space, please contact us so we can show you around and consider what will work best for your group.

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