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, check availability and make bookings directly. The volunteers who run the halls will also benefit from having an easy to update online presence and shared promotion of the service.
Users can find halls through an interactive map of Northumberland or search by the facilities and services they provide. It is hoped the site will be well used by people looking to hire a hall by searching for a range of activities they are ideal for – such as weddings, parties, conferences and classes.
The not-for-profit portal has been created by rural charity Community Action Northumberland with support from the West Northumberland Community Buildings Consortium and North Northumberland Village Halls Consortium and funded by National Lottery Community Fund and to the Sir James Knott Trust.
Visit the portal at www.northumberlandvillagehalls.org.uk