WNCBC’s PAT Service re-starts in September

Portable Appliance Testing Service:  The service will resume in September this year and Roly is working hard to make sure those halls who would like to continue with the service are included in the timetables.   The projected times for your tests can be found on the following page on the WNCBC website: https://www.westnorthumberlandcbc.org.uk/pat-service-2021-22/, so please could …

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Applications invited for National Lottery Connections Fund

National Lottery Local Connections Fund:  Applications are now being invited for the second round of the Local Connections Fund, designed to help small charities and community groups working to reduce loneliness and the issues it causes.  The Local Connections Fund is supported by the National Lottery Community Fund, which is investing £2 million into this …

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Updates to ACRE’s re-opening guidance sheets

Updates to ACRE Guidance Sheets:  As you may already know from the CAN Bulletins, ACRE has now produced guidance sheet No.11, which is the re-opening guidance sheet and some revised appendices.  The ACRE website also details the areas in which amendments/additions have been made, so you don’t have to trawl through the info to see where …

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Guidance for Weddings/Civil Partnerships, Funerals, Wakes and Commemorations…

Events in Village Halls and Community Buildings Louise has checked with ACRE for us has confirmed that ACRE is not intending to issue any further information about weddings/funerals for village halls, as the links below have all the information halls will need to make arrangements for any bookings they have between 21st June and 19th …

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COVID Restrictions Extended to 19th July 2021

As you will all already know, yesterday’s Government announcement confirmed the extension of the relaxation date of all restrictions from 21st June to 19th July, as a result of the Delta variant of COVID.  Hopefully, the extra month will mean that a huge drive on the vaccination programme can take place, which will make things …

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Update on the Rural Crime Initiative

Over the past 15 months, communication with the police has been severely limited due to the demands on the police by the COVID situation. Sergeant Claire Kimberly, who initially proposed the project, is currently on secondment and her duties are currently being covered by someone who is not involved in the project. A meeting in …

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ACRE’s most recent Re-opening Information Sheets

WNCBC hopes you are all well and preparations for re-opening your halls are creeping on apace.  As you are aware already(!),  the government is constantly refining and changing the instructions to fit the current COVID circumstances as we go along so please find, below, the links to the most recent information sheets which contain ACRE’s …

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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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