A New Committee

Several long-serving members of the Management Committee retired at the AGM in November 2017 – including Mike Wood (Chair), Adrian Hinchcliffe (Secretary) and Keith Robson. These three stalwarts have been with the Consortium since 2007, when the Consortium was initiated and their retirement represents a great loss of knowledge and experience.  Mike, Adrian and Keith …

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The Consortium’s 2016 AGM!

The Consortium’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 10th November 2016, commencing at 7.00pm at Riding Mill Parish Hall. The Committee hopes that your organisation will be able to send a representative, an d we look forward to seeing you at the meeting. The Agenda and Minutes of the previous General Meetings are available here: …

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An urgent appeal from Community Action Northumberland!

This refers to a request from David Francis of CAN, who asks if you would support the following petition to Government; you can do this directly at epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/73418 Dear Member, You may be aware of the proposal to cease Government funding for the national Rural Community Council network – of which Community Action Northumberland (CAN)  is a member. …

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The 2014 AGM at Riding Mill

The 6th Annual General Meeting of the Consortium was held on Tuesday 21 October 2014 at Riding Mill Parish Hall, and attracted an audience of 23 members, as well as our visiting speakers Louise Currie (CAN), and Bernard Hammick (HallMaster). The Treasurer presented a statement of accounts for the year to 30 September 2014, which showed …

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The 2013 AGM at Hexham Community Centre

The Consortium’s Annual General Meeting for 2013 was held on 6th November at the Hexham Community Centre . Some 23 people were present to receive the Minutes, Annual Report and Financial Statement. Elections for the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer were held, and the previous incumbents were unanimously elected to serve for another year. Keith Robson, Michael Elphick, Margaret Weatherley, …

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The 2012 Spring General Meeting at Corbridge Parish Hall

A General Meeting of the Consortium was held on May 20th, 2012, at the Corbridge Parish Hall. Among the items covered were the insurance of Community Buildings,  the Hallmark Scheme, and how Stocksfield Community Centre became Incorporated under the Companies Act, with the creation of a trading arm. The Minutes of that meeting are now available here.  

Installing photovoltaic panels

Introduction (John Carse, Falstone Village Hall) In early 2011 John Carse installed photovoltaic panels on his own house at Falstone. John is the Secretary of Falstone Village Hall and had attended the Autumn meeting of the Consortium in 2010 when Simon Maddon gave a presentation on photovoltaic panels that his company were installing. John used …

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Organising and running a bar in a village hall

Introduction (Pat Johnston, Newbrough Town Hall) This is an account of a talk given to the Autumn Meeting of the West Northumberland Community Buildings Consortium,  held on 19th October 2011. Newbrough Town Hall has set up a Bar in the Town Hall and are running it for the benefit of Hall Users and as a …

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