ACRE Information Sheets

ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) produces 40 information sheets on a wide range of topics about village and community halls.

These are well written and very useful sheets which answer many questions that arise about running village and community halls. Electronic copies of these sheets can now be obtained free of charge by emailing Louise Currie of Community Action Northumberland.

The list of sheets published by ACRE (some under review) is as follows:

1. Planning fees for village halls [January 2014]

2. Parish council help for village halls [February 2015]

3. Providing services in village halls [February 2015]

4. Withdrawn

5. Village halls, children and young people [Oct 2012]

6. Village halls and registration for VAT [January 2014]

7. Village hall insurance cover [December 2013]

8. Storage in village halls [May 2014]

9. Entertainment in village halls (April 2015)

10. Alcohol in village halls and addendum

11. The Charities Act 2011 (Oct 2013)

12. Village halls and car parks (Oct 2013)

13. Withdrawn – incorporated into sheet 9 (Entertainment in Village Halls)

14. Asbestos withdrawn for updating

15. Health & safety legislation and village halls [Dec 2011]

16. How ‘green’ is your village hall Withdrawn for updating

17. Trustees – roles and responsibilities [February 2015]

18. Village halls and VAT on building work and other purchases [May 2011]

19. Marketing your village hall [Jan 2011]

20. Health and hygiene in village halls [Dec 2011]

21. Overnight accommodation in village halls [Jan 2011]

22. Managing employees and volunteers [May 2015]

23. Steps to funding the fabric of community buildings [Jan 2011]

24. Village halls, rates, waste and water [May 2015]

25. Making your village hall accessible [Apr 2012]

26. Coping with VAT on fuel and power supplies [Feb 2011]

27. Village halls and social clubs [Jan 2011]

28. Creating a business plan [Dec 2010]

29. Bingo in village halls [Jan 2011]

30. Village hall heating [Jan 2011]

31. Village hall flooring [Jan 2011]

32. Recruiting and retaining volunteers [Jan 2011]

33. Gaming and lotteries [Feb 2011]

34. Sale of goods in village halls [Feb 2011]

35. Trustee liability and trustee indemnity insurance [Oct 2013]

36. Village halls run by parish councils as sole trustee (Feb 2015)

37. Fire safety in village halls [April 2015]

38. Short guide to security in your village hall [May 2015] – being updated

39. Village halls and incorporation (Oct 2013)

40. Village halls and their governing documents (Oct 2013)

41. Accounting and village halls [Jan 2011]

42. Equality in village halls [July 2012]

ACRE also publish a number of more extensive books, reports, model documents and checklists. For details contact  Louise Currie  (CAN).