On payment of the sum printed in this schedule by the Hirer, the Council will let to the Hirer the premises specified in this schedule (hereinafter called ‘the hired premises’) for the period mentioned.
The hirer shall not use the hired premises for any purpose other than that described in this schedule.
The hirer shall take good care not to cause or permit to be caused any damage to the Centre or to any fittings, equipment or other property within and shall pay the Council the amount certified by the Council for any damage thereto (including accidental damage) caused by any act of neglect by himself or any other persons resorting to the Centre by reason of the use of the hired premises by the hirer.
The hirer shall indemnify the Council against all claims actions proceedings in respect of loss or damage to goods or death or injury to persons in the hired premises or entering or leaving the same in connection with the purposes for which the hired premises are hired and occurring or arising during the hire the hired premises are being used or being prepared for hire by the hirer PROVIDED THAT ALWAYS this indemnity shall not extend to any loss or damage or injury caused by the negligent act or default of the Council, its servants or agents.
The hirer undertakes at his own cost strictly to observe and perform:
a) All relevant statutory provisions and regulations
b) The provisions of this agreement
c) All instructions given to him by the Council or their representative under or in pursuance of the terms of this agreement
Without prejudice to the generality of the foregoing the Hirer shall strictly observe subject to statutory amendments the conditions of any license granted in respect of the hired premises.
The right of entry to the hired premises is reserved at all times to the Council or their representative, servant, agent and any police officer or fire officer on duty during the hiring.
No additional lights or extension to the existing electrical fittings or electrical supply shall be used without the previous consent of the Council.
No bolts, nails, screws or pins or any other like objects shall be driven into any part of the hired premises nor shall any other placards or other articles be affixed thereto.
No intoxicating liquor is to be brought onto the hired premises
If the hiring is of the swimming pool, the hirer shall either:
a) Provide such poolside attendants as the Council may specify who must either hold the Council’s approved pool safety certificate or a recognised life saving qualification or
b) Pay the Council an additional fee to cover the cost of the Council providing the necessary poolside supervision
The Council reserve the right by notice to the hirer to terminate any hiring without giving reason for such refusal or cancellation and the Council shall not as a result of the exercise of this right incur any liability for breach of contract. Any fees paid in such circumstances will be refunded but the Council will not be held liable for any other expenses incurred by the hirer either directly or indirectly arising from any such cancellation.
The hirer may surrender the hiring provided that written notice or surrender of the hiring is delivered to the Council. The Council may, at its discretion, vary the sum payable to the Council under the terms of the agreement upon consideration of the following:
a) If on the date on which the hired premises were to have been used by the hirer the hired premises are not used for a function either by the Council or otherwise, the total charges payable by the hirer under this agreement shall be paid to the Council
b) If on the date when the hired premises were to have been used by the hirer they are actually used for a function by the Council or otherwise the total charges payable by the hirer under this agreement may be reduced to such an amount as the Council may determine
c) The decision of the Council under sub clause (a) and (b) of this clause shall be final and binding on the hirer
The Council, through the management and delegated staff, reserve the right to alter charges, availability of facilities and to cancel bookings giving due and appropriate notice.
The hirer must complete a Get Active Application form and be added to the membership database as a registered user. The hirer will then become the person responsible for the booking and any payments due, it also the hirer’s responsibility to notify us of any changes to the booking. Payment must be made for a booked facility even if it is not used unless cancelled in advance, as set out below.
Special Event bookings require a minimum non-refundable deposit, which will be agreed with the Management and payable on acceptance of the booking. The balance of the booking fee must be paid in full no less than seven days in advance of the hire. Failure to do so means that the Council may cancel the booking and the hirer shall remain liable to pay the booking fee.
All weekly block bookings must be paid not less than seven days in advance of each hire. Failure to do so means that the Council will cancel the booking and the hirer shall remain liable to pay any outstanding booking fees.
Casual bookings can be made at the centre reception or via telephone, up to a maximum of seven days in advance. Bookings cannot be held on a provisional basis and will only be confirmed once payment has been received by the centre. In addition, fitness class and squash court bookings can be made online.
Cash, cheque (n.b. minimum cheque payment is £10.00 and you must have a current cheque card) or credit and debit card payments can be made at reception, alternatively credit/debit card payments may be made over the telephone.
If you fail to attend any booking you will remain liable for the hire fee.
Cancellations for Special Events must be made in writing and you must give at least seven days notice. Failure to do so means that the Council may cancel the booking and the hirer will remain liable to pay the hire fee.
Request to cancel block booking contracts must be submitted in writing to the centre manager three weeks in advance of your final session. Failure to comply with this requirement may result in additional charges being incurred. Requests to cancel single/specific block booking sessions should be made in writing to the centre manager, sufficiently in advance (minimum of seven days), to enable the session to be offered for resale. Your booking fee can only be re-credited if the specific session can be resold.
In the event that you wish to cancel a casual booking the centre will seek to resell the booking on your behalf. If sold your booking will be transferred to an agreed alternative date/time within the seven day period of the cancelled booking.
Reception are not able to issue refunds for bookings, any requests for refunds must be submitted in writing for the attention of the Centre Manager.
In respect of online class bookings the following terms and conditions shall apply in addition –
To ensure that all customers enjoy their experience with Active Knowsley, please observe the following rules:
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Access is dependent upon programme and availability. Management reserve the right to make amendments to programmes and access as required.
1. Admissions Policy:
2. Please shower before you swim – this helps to keep the pool water clean and means we can reduce the amount of chemical disinfectant in the pool
3. Babies must wear an appropriate swim nappy
4. No glass to be taken into the wet areas
5. The use of snorkelling equipment or swimming pool toys not issued by the centre is not permitted
6. No shaving in any wet areas including showers, steam, and sauna
7. Costumes must be worn at all times whilst within Seam and Sauna areas and in public showering areas
Squash and badminton courts from opening to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday and all weekend.
Only track bikes can be used on the velodrome. Track bikes have no brakes or gears and have a fixed wheel. As well as being in a safe, well maintained and working order, your track bike must have:
If your bike does not meet this specification, your session will be terminated.
Your safety equipment must meet these basic requirements:
Terms and conditions
Induction / accreditation procedures will need to be completed prior to use of the velodrome track to ensure you are aware of the safety issues, basic rider guidance and competency.
Track racing carries an element of risk. The most significant risk factor is rider error, especially considering the technical nature of track riding and the speed that riders can attain. This risk can be reduced significantly by a thorough induction and accreditation process involving skills instruction, practice and repetition overseen by a competent coach.
Track bikes are different to road bikes and do require familiarisation and different riding techniques.
Accreditation also provides “peace of mind” knowing that the rider alongside you has had appropriate instruction so both of you can be fast and safe!
After gaining accreditation you will be issued with a Get Active Track Licence to demonstrate your competency, which will allow you to participate in more structured sessions and racing events, including the track league and other competitive events.
Accreditation will not be required for sessions that are organised by British Cycling affiliated clubs.
Training is provided in four stages. Each stage takes approximately one to two hours to complete, depending upon the experience and ability of the rider. Some sessions may be duplicated until the required competency is achieved.
If you have a valid existing track licence (from another facility) and your own track bike you will need to attend a competency assessment to demonstrate you meet the required skill level. You will then be able to access open sessions without the need for the full accreditation programme.
If at any time during riding your competency level raises concerns, we reserve the right to request you attend further competency assessment sessions.
If a bike is deemed unsafe or does not meet these criteria, your session will be terminated.
Appropriate safety equipment must be worn whilst using the track. All riders must wear:
Safety equipment will be available to hire from the end of October.
Terms and conditions
A Get Active Card is required to use the facility and to be able to book your sessions The BMX track is only to be ridden by competent cyclists. It is recommended that you attend a coaching/ taster session (booked in advance) prior to attending any open sessions. If you do attend an open session and you do not display basic cycling skills, you will be asked to leave the track for safety purposes. You will need to complete a disclaimer form prior to riding the track.
Booking in advance is highly recommended.