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The Fencing of Swimming Pools Act was introduced to protect young children from the danger of drowning.
The Council has a range of community buildings available for hire for recreational activities, events, meetings and private functions.
The Council has 112 units in Kaiapoi, Oxford, Rangiora and Woodend for people over 60 with limited means.
You can share your views about the Council's plans and projects by making a submission.
The Waimakariri District Council is one of the largest employers in the Waimakariri District and has become an employer of choice.
The Oxford Town Hall was built in 1931 and is a significant presence in the centre of Oxford.
The main auditorium features a stage and ground floor area, as well as a sizeable mezzanine floor with tiered seating. A separate meeting room (the A&P Room) is serviced by a spacious kitchen. This area of the building can also be booked separately for smaller functions. It caters for up to 100 people. The main auditorium can accommodate up to 230, with a further 70 seats in the mezzanine floor.
In addition to movie showings and a craft market, the hall regularly plays host to local community groups, service organisations and schools. Casual hire is available for a range of functions or events.
Off-street parking is available alongside the hall.
The Oxford Town Hall was closed during 2014 for earthquake strengthening and demolition/rebuild of the A&P Room and kitchen/storeroom area. The upgraded facility was re-opened on Thursday 19 February 2015.
Address: 30 Main Street, Oxford
A & P room - 100 people
Ground floor - 230 people
Mezzanine floor - 70 people
For more information contact the Oxford Library and Service Centre - Phone: 311 9006
There are different charges depending on what category your organisation fits into.
Commercial activities - $ 50 per hour
Profit generating corporates or activities (e.g commercial activities,programmes or events commercial seminars)
Casual private events and Government - $ 15 per hour
Non profit casual private event; community events with door charges and prepaid tickets; casual Government bookings.(e.g wedding, community fairs, community social events and organisation run dances, concerts performances to audience)
Community Groups - $ 8 per hour
Regular sports/recreation meetings, rehearsals for performance, education groups, schools and preschools/playgroups, not for profit community social support groups
Bookings can be made through the Council's Oxford Service Centre, 34 Main Street, Oxford, phone 03 311 9005.
Health and Safety plan (pdf, 228.0 KB)
1. ACCESS TO VENUES - KEYS
2. RIGHT OF ENTRY
Waimakariri District Council
reserves the right for Waimakariri District Council staff on presentation of an
authorised warrant to be present at the venue at any time. Any Councillor or
Hall Advisory Group member on Waimakariri District Council business may enter
the venue at any time.
3. HIRE CHARGES
4. ADDITIONAL COSTS
Costs will occur if:
Should additional costs for
venue repair, cleaning or any other reason be incurred by the Waimakariri
District Council in relation to the hire the hirer will be responsible for
reimbursing Waimakariri District Council for those additional costs within 14
days of being advised of those costs unless otherwise agreed to by the
Waimakariri District Council in writing.
The base minimum charges for
extra cleaning & rubbish removal is $75.
Once confirmed, ten working days
notice in writing shall be given for all cancellations, change of bookings and
6. HEALTH AND SAFETY
7. CLEANING AND RUBBISH
8. FIRE/ EVACUATION
9. HIRE CONTRACT
The hirer’s contract must be
signed by a person 21 years of age or over and returned to the Waimakariri
District Council office at least 7 days before the hire date to allow time for
confirmation. Identification may be requested.
10. HOURS OF USE
11. CONCLUSION OF ACTIVITIES
If the Hall is hired for an
evening function, music is to be turned off by midnight and activities must
cease no later than 1am, unless prior approval is granted by the Waimakariri
District Council. Some Waimakariri District Council venues have earlier
finishing times. Cleaning may be carried out after these hours, if required.
Noise from amplifiers and
loudspeakers must be kept to a moderate level at all times.
Failure to comply with this condition
may result in the early closure of your function and a fine.
Contravention of an excessive
noise direction under section 327 of the Resource Management Act 1991, Section
338(2)(c) is a $500 fine.
15. DAMAGE TO THE HALL OR
The hirer is responsible for
securing the venue upon completion of the function.
A security guard may be required
to attend all functions involving alcohol, night time socials or at the
discretion of the
Waimakariri District Council.
The prime purpose of the guard is the protection of the venue and to ensure
event times are adhered. The guard may be used for event security as a
secondary function where it does not interfere with their prime purpose.
The hirer is responsible for
providing the security guard when one is required.
17. BREACH OF CONDITIONS
Any breach of the Conditions of
Hire may result in:
18. PUBLIC LIABILITY
The hirer is responsible for public liability
insurance. Insurance of $1,000,000 is recommended by the Waimakariri District
Council. If your group/organisation does not already have its own insurance,
the Waimakariri District Council insurance brokers, Jardine Lloyd Thompson, has
group facility insurance available at a very competitive rate. Should you wish
to utilise this insurance please contact Nicola Frayle at Jardine Lloyd
Thompson Ph 0800 111 644.