for MCA Sections & Affiliates
To reduce the risks of coronavirus to all concerned, the use of paper booking forms should be avoided if possible. Sections and affiliates are therefore strongly encouraged to use Skedda, the online booking system. Recent upgrades to the system have significantly improved its usefulness for, for instance, making repeat bookings and amending existing bookings. An updated User Guide is available here. As stated below, guidance and training is available.
Additional Conditions apply as for all bookings and all hirers. These are available here.
Online booking for the Liston Hall rooms is currently available only for MCA sections & affiliates. Please click here to go to the Skedda system to view the availability calendar and log in.
Paper booking forms can continue to be used if you prefer. However we hope that you will find the online booking facility convenient and useful. Please contact the office if you’d like to be registered for an account.
Step-by-step instructions on how to make a booking in Skedda are available here. While the system is easy to use, it is important that you read and follow the instructions as they include useful details that may not be obvious and also specify some ‘house rules’ that must be followed.
Hands-on training is available if required. Requests for this and any feedback on the system or process should be sent to email@example.com.
When you make an online booking, you are agreeing, on behalf of the user of the booked spaces, to the full terms & conditions of hire as detailed here.
You will receive an email notification when you make a booking and also when any changes are made.
Session timings and prices are exactly the same as for bookings made via the form. If you need a variation from the standard pattern, then you will need to contact the office.
Bookings can be made up to 720 days in advance i.e. into 2022. The system is now applying 2020 hire rates. Any bookings made for 2021 or 2022 before the relevant rate for those years is decided will reflect 2020 prices and will be corrected in the office as needed when the new rates are available.
Provisional bookings can be made, identified as such in the title (see step-by-step instructions) but must be cancelled or confirmed within 14 days as usual.
As has always been the case for sections & affiliates, a 50% charge will be made if a booking is cancelled between three and six weeks of the hire date with the full charge due if cancelled within three weeks of hire date. However the system will allow you to cancel up to 28 days before the hire date to enable bookings to be made for other user groups. The office will deal with cancellation charges when processing your invoices.
Payment for bookings will be handled as now on receipt of an invoice.
The buffet option for the kitchen is no longer available and has been removed from the system.
The Bruce Room is bookable at an hourly rate with a minimum time of 2 hours.