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 2013 Spring General Meeting at Stocksfield Community Centre.

The Spring General Meeting of the Consortium was held on May 7th, 2013, at Stocksfield Community Centre. There were ten members present, and some of the items for discussion were as follows: David Francis, Director, Community Action Northumberland, gave a talk on the new charity status known as Charitable Incorporated Organisation which offers Trustees the limited …

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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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The 2011 Autumn Meeting at Stocksfield Community Centre

The Autumn Meeting of the Consortium was held on 19th October 2011, at the Haydon Bridge Community Association. The Minutes of that meeting are now published here; as part of the meeting, various presentations were made and reports on these are also available: Music licensing update (Louise Currie , Community Action Northumberland). Concessions for surface water …

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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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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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