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We offer specialist advice and information for trustees and committees of Village Halls and other community buildings.

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  • One-to-one advice by phone or email
  • Email updates on issues affecting community buildings
  • Access to over 40 Information Sheets produced nationally by ACRE
  • Annual Village Halls conference

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Village Hall News

Westoning Village Hall

New information to help village halls reopen

ACRE has prepared updated information to help volunteer management committees negotiate the latest easing of Covid-19 lockdown measures. It has been a year since England’s 10,000+ village halls were forced to shut their doors for the first time. The closure of these buildings left many rural communities without a place...
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Celebrating 100 years of Village Halls!

ACRE have arrange several events for you to attend as part of #VillageHallsWeek 2021, as well as inviting you to contribute to the Doomsday Book.  On Friday, you'll be able to join them for a podcast sponsored by Allied Westminister, which will look at the history of village halls in...
Beyond Covid-19: A roadmap to help village halls recover

Beyond Covid-19: A roadmap to help village halls recover

Join ACRE for an event sponsored by Norris & Fisher (Insurance Brokers) Limited as part of Village Halls Week 2021. Beyond Covid-19: A roadmap to help village halls recover will consider how village and community halls can return to a new normal following the national upheaval caused by Covid-19. Led...
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A zero-carbon future for village halls

Be part of a conversation about what the future holds for  village halls and join an online event sponsored by UA Energy, with guest speakers from the Centre for Sustainable Energy. Find out how you can contribute to a  zero carbon future and register to attend a zero-carbon future for village...
Village Halls Doomsday Book 2021

Village Halls Doomsday Book 2021

As part of Village Halls Week 2021, ACRE have put together a Doomsday Book that they would like halls to sign and use to record the good things they are doing to mark a century of rural community action. This is a great way to share their work, the difference...
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Village Halls Week 2021 – get involved and celebrate your village hall

Update - Friday 29 Jan - Listen to the Village Halls podcast. Village Halls Week is a national celebration of village halls, their volunteers and the important services they offer their communities. This year's Village Halls Week starts on Monday 25 January, running until Friday 29 January 2021, and will...
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Join the Regional Village Hall Conference on Monday 25 January

To launch Village Halls Week 2021, Community Action Suffolk will be hosting the Eastern Region virtual conference, with support from Village Hall Advisors from Beds, Herts, Norfolk, Essex & Cambs. The conference  will be held on Monday 25 January via zoom for all those involved with, and working or volunteering...
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Village Hall Safeguarding week and what it means for Bedfordshire halls

Next week is Village Hall Safeguarding week and Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) is calling on thousands of village halls across England to make sure policies and procedures are in place to keep everyone safe. ACRE has been awarded £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote...
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2020 village and community hall survey to be published

ACRE has announced that they will publish the report from the survey run with halls across England at the start of 2020, next week. The analysis has been conducted by the Centre for Regional, Economic and Social Research (CRESR), at Sheffield Hallam University, on behalf of ACRE. They funded the...
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Safeguarding in Village and Community Halls

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) has been awarded over £100k from the National Lottery Community Fund to promote good safeguarding practice to village and community halls throughout England.   Sharing best practice Beds RCC Community Buildings Advice Service will be working to make sure that the voluntary management...