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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Updates to Guidance Notes for opening Village Halls

ACRE has just released the revised update for re-opening village halls/community buildings.  It has been updated in line with all the Government Guidance that is currently available. No doubt there will be further changes in due course…so please keep checking the ACRE and CAN websites for further information as the guidance notes are updated as …

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Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG)

We have been advised that Local Authorities won’t be contacting Halls and Community Buildings directly about the process of applying for funding to which they are eligible via the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant (RHLG).  This information was sent out to all members of the WNCBC on 14th April 2020. There is, however, a very …

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Village Halls National Survey – Closing Date Extended to End of April 2020

A message from Louise Currie (CAN): “Before the outbreak of Covid-19, I sent out a link to all halls to encourage them to complete the National Village Halls Survey.  It’s undertaken every 10 years, by ACRE and has been open now for a couple of months. Last time it was undertaken, we were proud that …

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