Further changes to regulations for Halls and Community Buildings

There has been a potentially important change, surrounding the ability of our members’ halls and community buildings to host weddings, which has been made to the Government’s strategy for re-opening halls and Community Buildings. The day before yesterday, after ACRE’s guidance had been circulated, the BEIS (the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy) issued …

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Northumberland Village Halls Portal Launched Today…

The brand new Northumberland Village Halls portal launches today and brings together halls from across the county to promote their services to the public and encourage bookings as halls begin preparations to open their doors again. The aim is to give the public a website to find information about all the village halls in Northumberland, …

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Re-Opening Halls and Community Buildings

ACRE has prepared updated information to help volunteer management committees negotiate the latest easing of COVID-19 lockdown measures. Throughout the pandemic, ACRE has worked with its members to help hall committees make sense of CV-19 rules and to keep their communities as safe as possible.  Now, with the Government heralding a new ‘Roadmap to Recovery’, …

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Northumberland Village Halls Portal Launch

CAN’s new Northumberland Village Halls Portal will be launching to the public at the end of March 2021 A new Northumberland Village Halls Portal will be launched to the public next week.  The portal aims to help promote all Northumberland’s halls to potential users and to enhance access to halls for organisations delivering services across Northumberland. …

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The new Northumberland Village Halls website portal

Over time, we have had numerous enquiries from various organisations and individuals who have been wanting to find information on Village Halls in Northumberland, but who have found finding information about the various halls and community buildings (around 180 of them) dotted around the county difficult to come by. Community Action Northumberland (CAN), with the support …

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Latest Updates from ACRE

The latest updates from the government have been issued and have been published by ACRE and you can access them via the following link.  ACRE’s information explains where the updates are found in the documents, so hopefully that will make things easier and stop you having to wade through all the information again… https://acre.org.uk/news/2020-07-21-information-to-help-village-halls-reopen-updated

Village Hall Videos – Preparing for life after lock-down

Would you be interested in creating a ‘walk-round’ video to demonstrate what measures you are putting in place to reassure and welcome your user-groups back to your hall?  We have been disseminating information via ACRE to help you prepare to open your doors again and this is a wonderful idea, via CAN, to show your …

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FREE COVID-19 First Aid Kit for all WNCBC member halls

As you know, we have been regularly keeping you informed about ACRE’s advice for the re-opening of halls (the latest update is included below).  Part of the guidance is about the preparation of a COVID-19 First Aid kit, in the event of an incidence of COVID-19 in your hall – the list of items is …

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Opportunity for WNCBC Members

Opportunity for WNCBC Members to access a free Renewable Energy Feasibility Study in your Halls and Community Buildings. Towards the end of February, Austin Iliffe (Whitley Chapel Parish Hall) contacted WNCBC to say that he had been made aware of potential grants available to halls and community buildings from the Rural Community Energy Fund (RCEF) …

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