The Charity Commission:  Guidance for the Charity Sector

Understandably, charities are concerned about what to do during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, so the Charity Commission has set out its response to the most commonly asked questions.  The Charity Commission wants to assure charities that its approach to regulation during this uncertain period will be as flexible and pragmatic as possible in the public …

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ACRE:  Advice for Village Halls and Community Buildings

WNCBC has been asked to share information from ACRE with its members – many of whom may be mindful of making sure they are doing the right thing with regards to their users and the law.  Please could you make sure that the information is made available to all your committee members, as it’s important …

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#VillageHalls Week: 22nd – 28th January 2019

January 22nd to 28th 2019, will see the second, national #VillageHallsWeek taking place, helping to raise the profile of some 11,000 vitally important halls/community buildings right across the country. The first celebration week was trending all over social media last year and many halls in Northumberland got involved, by hosting special events and activities which …

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WNCBC in partnership with CAN

In October 2017, at WNCBC’s Annual General Meeting, I took over the position of Secretary to the West Northumberland Community Buildings Consortium (WNCBC), following Adrian Hinchcliffe’s retirement after ten years of sterling service. As luck would have it, I stepped into the WNCBC role at a point in time where the management and administrative functions …

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A New Committee

Several long-serving members of the Management Committee retired at the AGM in November 2017 – including Mike Wood (Chair), Adrian Hinchcliffe (Secretary) and Keith Robson. These three stalwarts have been with the Consortium since 2007, when the Consortium was initiated and their retirement represents a great loss of knowledge and experience.  Mike, Adrian and Keith …

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The Consortium’s 2016 AGM!

The Consortium’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Thursday 10th November 2016, commencing at 7.00pm at Riding Mill Parish Hall. The Committee hopes that your organisation will be able to send a representative, an d we look forward to seeing you at the meeting. The Agenda and Minutes of the previous General Meetings are available here: …

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