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Become a Trustee

If you would like to help support our fantastic building, become a trustee. Contact:



To make a room booking please use the following contact information:

Telephone Nigel Powell on 01736-752169 or 07895-601978


For problems with access to the building, call: 07561 045658 or 07784 377576


Effective from the 1st of January 2018, room rates will be increased from £22 to £23 per session. The kitchen fee will not increase.

The trustees made this decision because our insurance premium was increased from £1,000 to £2,500 following a revaluation of the building.


The Trevithick Room now boasts a new carpet and lovely blackout curtains. There are also 80 new comfy chairs. The chairs and the blackout curtains were paid for with the help of grants obtained with the Hayle Film Club. And the carpet was donated by TJ's Carpets Ltd of 58 Mellanear Road, Hayle (01736-757540).

We are very grateful to them and our many friends for their support.

Here are the 'before and after' pictures of the stained glass at the entrance.

These are a very attractive part of the original Institute and the Trustees are delighted to finally be able to restore them properly.

After restoration by Ray's Glass of Penzance. Photograph by John Farrar

10/01/14 John Passmore Edwards now personally welcomes visitors as they enter the Institute.

His gift to the community keeps on giving.


29/11/13 The Passmore Edwards room now has a new carpet. We hope to upgrade the draperies in a few months to fully refresh the room.


All rooms now have radio synchronised clocks, accurate to the second.

All your meetings can be take place punctually and no arguments about whose watch is right!

7 July 2013. We were delighted to hear that our application to the Cooperative Membership Fund was successful. We were awarded £1,000 towards the upgrade of our fire alarm system which will take place as soon as we can get quotes that comply with the appropriate regulations. The trustees are very grateful for the support of the Cooperative Membership Fund.

Thanks to support from Building Managers John and Tracey, the trustees have given their support to:
Weekend Children's Parties
We will also permit catering in a ll rooms except the Passmore Edwards Room.

PEI Appoints Two New Trustees

At the January 2013 meeting, the trustees of the Institute appointed two new trustees: Anne-Marie Rance and Nick Farrar. More details are on the Trustees page.

We would welcome additional trustees with a passion to protect and develop the Institute. Contact any trustee to discuss further.

New Terms and Conditions

The trustees have adopted a new set of terms and conditions which, as a condition of booking, all room hirers must comply with. They are posted in the Institute and may be read by clicking below.

The primary change for 2012 is the requirement for hirers using copyrighted materials to obtain appropriate licencing prior to use.

Click here to read or download.

Old photo of PEI

Meeting &

Exercise Rooms

We have rooms to hire suitable for formal meetings and for groups and societies.

Rooms for 6, 16, 40 and 100 participants are available as well as a kitchen and private toilets.

Click here for more information


We maintain public liability insurance for non-commercial groups hiring our facilities.

Click here to read our policy.

Our Health & Safety Risk Assessment is available here.

Our standard terms & conditions, to which all hirers must adhere, can be read here.


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