[HLUG] Meeting place for HLUG workshops, demos etc -St Johns Ambulance
info at lifespacedesign.co.uk
Fri May 17 10:20:22 UTC 2013
For the avoidance of doubt I would like to thank Jools for his sterling
work in researching possible venues for public presentation type
meetings. It remains a great sadness that there seems to be no go-to
list of available rooms in the county. Maybe we could get Big Jesse to
sort one out as we move to voluntary services provision ;)
If I recall, the only reason we stopped using Canal Road Centre was the
lack of web access. Perhaps this could be revisited in the light of the
PC suite now on the premises? Does Ben P know anything about this?
If that option is still available in co-operation with other user groups
then it may be a good transition from free (noisy) at the Courtyard to
cheap but quiet. This would allow us space to develop more technical or
workshop style meetings without having to find either money or lots of
I am happy to contribute an old PC with a wireless card to serve as a
wireless router if Canal Road lacks one, but there ought to be a less
power hungry solution - lots of wireless routers and possibly switches
in car boot land!
On 17/05/13 06:52, Tim Spivey wrote:
> Hereford would also be preferable to me.
> On 17 May 2013 04:02, "Julian Robbins" <joolsr1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Pete and Shutz
>> Shutz: thanks for the mail - if you can find a cheaper way for a decent mtg
>> room, were all ears !
>> Pete: yes, you're right. But we've spent quite a while now trying to find a
>> 'free' space for such meetings without success. In this day and age, I
>> think people want want to make money where they can. I'm sure there is
>> somewhere suitable for us that is of no cost/strings but unless someone can
>> find one we have to look at the paid for options instead ...
>> On 16 May 2013 22:16, Pete <info at lifespacedesign.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Hi Gang,
>>> Take a look, it's on google maps and street view as st john, widemarsh
>>> street, Hereford. Appears to be all on one level and I'm guessing it will
>>> be accessible.
>>> However, I have doubts about our little group signing up for regular
>>> booking at £15/hr for monthly meets, and if we do an event we are looking
>>> at a 3 hour hire - ie £45. (We could hire a ballroom in Bromyard for
>>> We would need to be sure we can draw a crowd.
>>> Surely there's a pub with a room that would want our trade without
>>> charging for the space.?
>>> On 16/05/13 13:17, Julian Robbins wrote:
>>>> I finally managed to track down the lady who deals with St John's
>>>> of meeting rooms.
>>>> We can have either their Hereford or Leominster room for £15 per hour,
>>>> certain Tuesday nights. All the other nights are taken, apart from
>>>> in Leominster.
>>>> The location has a kitchen where we can make teas and coffees, etc, has
>>>> wifi, with av equipment etc (see link below), seating which can be
>>>> in various different ways depending on the type of meeting we wish to
>>>> We can have as long as we wish, there is no real close down time, as
>>>> we would be given a set of keys, subject to their being happy with us
>>>> us signing a form.
>>>> Notes on the Hereford Venue are here
>>>> There is onsite free parking.
>>>> We get a discounted rate of £15 per hour as we are a community group.
>>>> The lady I spoke to, (Sue), seemed fine, you have to look after the
>>>> but there does seem some flexibility and easy goingness about them.
>>>> would be via BACS or a Cheque. To book it, its all done via their
>>>> Birmingham office.
>>>> Sue said they are happy to arrange a viewing of the venue with us.
>>>> Otherwise, the next best bet, may be the Kindle Centre, at £14 per hour
>>>> next to Asda, who I haven't spoke to yet, rooms from £14 per hour, venue
>>>> open to 8.30/9pm ish
>>>> Thoughts, comments please - seems like a decent place ....
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