Renfrewshire residents are to get a new discounted rate when they hire Tweedie Hall in Linwood.
The move by Renfrewshire Leisure to create a new community rate – lower than the normal commercial charge – comes in response to requests from local residents to look at a community rate, in addition to the existing commercial and charity rates.
The new reduced rate is available to residents from all over Renfrewshire who want to use the Tweedie Hall for family social events, such as birthday parties, anniversaries and other family celebrations.
The reduced charges will be introduced from 1st April 2019 and is a one-year pilot to assess the viability and impact on hall lets of the new community rate.
Chairperson of Renfrewshire Leisure, Councillor Lisa-Marie Hughes said: “We listened and took on board what the local community had to say. The new hire rates and Tweedie Hall is now our most affordable town hall for family events.”
Tweedie Hall has seen steady business during the past three years with more than 1400 events held there last year.
Councillor Hughes added: “Tweedie Hall is a fantastic modern venue with easy access for buses and by car from the motorway along with ample parking.
“It has an excellent range of spacious and flexible halls and rooms of varying sizes that is suitable for any event or family gathering.
“And the hire rates at Tweedie Hall are well below similar community halls in places like Glasgow and in the commercial sector.”
There are now three rates for hire of Tweedie Hall – a commercial rate, the new community rate and a rate for registered charities to hold events.”