A popular venue for groups needing more space than a member’s living room is Townsend House (opposite Irnham Lodge Surgery on Townsend Road in Minehead), which offers several rooms accommodating up to around thirty people – but be sure to check details of any venue’s rules in the Covid situation. Room charges apply and vary according to size. Make your bookings through Cherry Burroughs, Tel: 01643 818476 or firstname.lastname@example.org
There are other possibilities such as church halls, sports clubs, pubs or residential homes. The latter are sometimes more than happy to host meetings, particularly if they might be of interest to their residents.
The Committee can give a small start-up grant to cover the cost of an initial meeting if room hire is involved. Also, if your group needs specific equipment, it may be possible to obtain financial assistance from the Committee for its purchase, but you need to apply in advance through the Group Co-ordinator.
Minehead & District U3A owns a TV and DVD/video player, a laptop computer and a projector (all kept at Townsend House), as well as other items. A list is available to all convenors, together with information about their use.