#VillageHalls Week: 22nd – 28th January 2019

January 22nd to 28th 2019, will see the second, national #VillageHallsWeek taking place, helping to raise the profile of some 11,000 vitally important halls/community buildings right across the country. The first celebration week was trending all over social media last year and many halls in Northumberland got involved, by hosting special events and activities which …

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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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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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