Some news items!

We have two external speakers at the Spring Meeting on Tuesday May 17th; both are talking on subjects that are of significant interest.

David Francis, Director, Community Action Northumberland
David will talk about the new status being developed by the Charity Commission. This is a long awaited development that will reduce the liability of trustees.

Garry Jenkins, Director, North Energy Associates.
This presentation follows on to the other talks that we have had on renewable energy. In Garry Jenkins we have someone who can give us independent advice and give an assessment of each products suitability for Village Halls and Community Buildings.

Also, Adrian Hinchcliffe will talk about the Northumberland Energy Club recently launched by the Consortium. He will talk about how the scheme works and why all Members should join and be encouraging other businesses to join.

It would be really helpful if we had a good turnout of members.

Wark Town Hall at 6.30 pm for a 7 pm start next Tuesday, finishing by 9 pm.

Please send a representative!

The Northumberland Energy Club is a new venture, offering halls, community buildings and businesses the opportunity of joining together with others to obtain discounts. The idea is a simple one, combining the buying power for small businesses and organisations to enable cheaper prices for electricity, gas and telephone to be negotiated. Membership of the Club is free and the savings could be huge, as all the members work towards a common renewal date.

In order to gain a better understanding of the financial situation of our members, the Management Committee has launched a simple survey. All information supplied will be treated as confidential, and the results of this survey will only be available to members of the Consortium.

The image currently featured at the head of each page on this website is in fact a view of Slaley from the south. We would like to offer members the chance of having a picture of their hall take this place; the aim would be to have a different image each month. Please send in your pictures to the administrator, in any suitable digital format; the ideal size is 1200 x 200 pixels, but others can be adapted.