FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Entry requirements – Covid

Everyone attending will be required to produce either a Covid Domestic pass via the NHS App (either on their smart phone/a paper copy)  or proof of a recent registered negative Lateral flow test (within 24 hours) again either on the NHS app or via a text message/email from the NHS or printed off.  If you are unable to produce either you will sadly not be able to join us for the evening and no refunds will be given.  This requirement is subject to change,  should the Government guidance change, we will endeavour to let you know as soon as possible, should this be the case.

Cancellation Policy/Refunds 2021

We will provide a full refund for cancellations up to and including,  4 December upon which time we have to give final numbers to the venue.  Cancellations after that date will be refunded in full or credited for next year’s Ball only if the individual can provide proof of a positive test or an instruction from the NHS/Government track and trace to self-isolate.  This policy is subject to the current (September 2021) Government Guidance and requirements of testing/isolation.

What is the Ball for?

Battersea Crime Prevention Panel – the Battersea Ball is the main fundraising event for the Charity please go to our website www.batterseacrimeprevention.org.uk for information or www.batterseasummerscheme.org.uk for information on our main project

What is included in the ticket price?
  • Canapes on arrival.
  • Three course dinner plus coffee and chocolates.
  • Fantastic cabaret both before and during dinner.
  • Dancing after dinner til late.
  • Access to Dodgems and Casino tables (for a small additional price all proceeds go to the charity) and a fantastic night of fun!
When will I receive my tickets?

Tickets are self-print this year (2021) or you can show your ticket on your phone.  You will receive confirmation beforehand when they are ready to print.

Food and Drink

There are multiple themed bars (cash and cards accepted) on site run and organised by Smart Hospitality who run the evening for us.

Pre-book your wine or drinks for dinner in advance is a must and you must notify us of any dietary requirements at least a week before the event. When you get your ticket you can add your dietary requirements and for drinks we will email you 1-2 weeks before the event.

What time does it start ?

Doors open at 6.30pm with dinner at 7.45pm prompt.

What time does it finish?

The bars close at 1am and the site has to be cleared by 1.30am.

What is the dress code?

Strictly black tie (no jeans/trainers/casual suits). For ladies this means the option of wearing a full-length gown, or opting for a cocktail dress

It is an opportunity to dress up and have fun!

Is there parking?

You can be dropped off by the main entrance (Battersea Evolution) and then parking is in the Chelsea Bridge car park a short walk away (two minutes).

Location of Battersea Ball
Location
Is there disabled access?

Yes. There is a lift on site so both the ground floor and mezzanine floor can be accessed and parking arrangements can be made (please call or email to prearrange).

Can I be picked up at the end of the evening?

Yes. All pre-booked cars/mini cabs have to pick up from the main carriage way just outside the site entrance. Only London Black Cabs will be allowed on site.

What fundraising activities are there?

The Magic Tree, a silent auction, a live auction and a chance to win £500 for a £5.

Can I leave luggage etc there?

There is limited space for the cloakroom so it advised not to bring suitcases etc with you – there will also be security checks on arrival.

Who organises the Ball?

The organisation is co-ordinated by a small, dedicated committee. The detailed planning involves providing all the auction items, 450 raffle prizes, arranging publicity, producing the progamme and finding advertising to cover costs. Volunteers are always very welcome!

Read more about the committee by clicking: here

 

CONTACT DETAILS

Ticket and general enquiries go to [email protected]

Advert and social media/promotion [email protected]