LIPHOOK DISTRICT GUIDES
Hire Our Halls
The Scout and Guide HQs form a wing of the Liphook Millennium Centre. The shared entrance to our halls is via the path on the left in the picture above. The Millennium Hall is next door, accessed via the glass-covered entrance way. Local Police have an office base (which is not regularly manned), at the far right of the complex (not shown).
Please check the Bookings Calendar before making any booking enquiries.
As you go through the Scout and Guide Hall front door, you will find yourself in the entrance lobby, where there is a public telephone and doors to the WCs. There is a separate shower in each of the ladies and mens rooms.
In the lobby, there are two locked connecting doors to the Millennium Hall and some stairs which are not for public use. There are two further doors leading from the lobby into separate halls; these are the main Liphook Guide and Scout halls.
Both halls have a fitted kitchen with refrigerator, cooker, microwave and urn.
There are two smaller side rooms off each hall, useful for Pack Holidays as Leaders rooms or as a first aid room. Both halls have a smaller upper floor room. All areas are centrally heated.
The Scout and Guide HQs are adjoined near their respective kitchens by double folding doors. These doors can be opened to link the two halls together.
The total floor area of both halls is approximately 281 sq.metres.
The Scout HQ also has a four-rope climbing wall, but bear in mind that a qualified instructor is required for groups to be able to use it. It may be possible to arrange for an instructor to organise a climbing session for you for a small fee. Please ask when making a booking.
See Liphook Scouts website for a panoramic view of the Scout hall and other photos.
The halls are situated in a central and convenient location in Liphook, and are within a short walk of local shops and the railway station (Portsmouth to Waterloo line).
A Sainsbury's supermarket is located a very short walk away across the road from the halls, (although it is not conspicuos as it is screened by greenery). There is plenty of parking in the supermarket overspill carpark directly opposite the halls' entrance on the other side of Ontario Way.
The immediate surroundings are very pleasant and are planted with bushes and trees.
To the rear of the Millennium Hall, there is an amphitheatre which is available for public use.
The following details are provided for Guiders needing to complete form A/A for residential holidays, but please note that you cannot contact us at this address by post.
Liphook Guide and Scout Halls
For a list of local attractions and things to do in the area, see Places to Visit.
SECURITY AND SAFETY
Being relatively recently constructed, (opened in 1999), the halls are modern, and were purpose built for use by Guides and Scouts to meet modern safety requirements. They are protected by an intruder alarm and smoke detectors, and there are three fire exits from each hall.
Windows in the main halls are high enough that they cannot easily be peered into from the outside. There are curtains which can be drawn at night. All doors are lockable, obviously with the exception of fire escape doors which cannot be accessed from the outside. Fortunately, vandalism to the halls has never been a problem.
The Scout and Guide halls are in use every evening of the week in term time by the uniformed groups, but are offered for hire, either singly or together, at all other times, subject to availability.
They are available for hire by any organisation or member of the public for children's parties, corporate events or other occasions.
During half terms or school holidays, the halls are ideal for Rainbow or Beaver sleepovers, Cub or Brownie Pack Holidays, Guide, Scout, Ranger, Explorer or Network Scout residentials, etc.
For larger groups, leaders often find it convenint to hire both halls and use one for sleeping, while the other is used for meals and activities.
When a booking is made, the Hirer is deemed to have read and accepted the terms which have been drawn up to ensure everyone can enjoy the facilities. Please see conditions of hire below.
If emailing or writing, please give your name, plus address, telephone number and group name if applicable.
You can also contact Heather Boosey if you would like to arrange a 'tour' of the premises before booking.
Please see the booking calendar to check availability.
CONDITIONS OF HIRE
These rules have been drawn up for the benefit of all users of the hall.
Thank you for your cooperation.