Like many organisations, the Charity has seen an increase in excess of £13,000 in it’s operating costs arising from energy pricing and inflation.

Clearly, the Charity cannot fully absorb that cost uplift so there has to be an increase in its hiring charges. However, it recognises that its customer base are mainly community groups/businesses who in turn will themselves be facing challenges.

The Trustees have therefore agreed an increase of £1 per hour across the board, this being a fair balance between a minimum recovery amount and the least impact on its customers.

Accordingly, the Main Hall rate will increase from £15 to £16 per hour with effect on all bookings from 1/1/2023.

The good news is that, comparably, this will still leave it as the lowest cost hall in the locality.

Trustees of Wadhurst Institute Hall and Field