WNCBC in partnership with CAN

In October 2017, at WNCBC’s Annual General Meeting, I took over the position of Secretary to the West Northumberland Community Buildings Consortium (WNCBC), following Adrian Hinchcliffe’s retirement after ten years of sterling service. As luck would have it, I stepped into the WNCBC role at a point in time where the management and administrative functions …

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Portable Appliance Testing scheme now underway

Greenhead Village Hall is the first to receive the Consortium’s PAT Testing Service. 54 items have been tested at the Hall and certified safe for use. Mike Wood, the Volunteer Tester for Greenhead Village Hall, said that testing took about three hours due to the number of appliances at the Hall, which are more than most …

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Portable Appliance Testing

The Consortium has now begun offering a new scheme for Portable Appliance Testing. For those interested, here are a few points describing this service; for full details see this description of the scheme, or contact the Secretary. Why might you need it? Appliance Testing is a health and safety measure. It is best practice and many …

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More advice available

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) produces 40 information sheets on a wide range of topics about village and community halls. These well-written and very useful sheets can now be made available to all members, thanks to CAN. See the list of sheets available for more details. As some members have recently queried the risks to …

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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. …

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