Community Buildings

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

The service includes:

  • 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

You must be a member of BRCC in order to access this service.

Cardington village Hall

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Village Hall News

Village Halls Week 2021 poster

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...
English Village Community Hall Survey Sign

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...
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Village Halls supported through the Covid crisis by BedsRCC

BedsRCC Village Hall Advisory Service (VHAS) offers support and advice to the all Village Hall Trustees and Committees throughout Bedfordshire. In normal times, there are a huge range of activities happening daily in our 120 village halls, from carpet bowls and badminton, to Brownies and bingo. It all happens in these...
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Thank you all our Village Hall committees

Beds RCC would like to thank all our village hall committees on behalf of their local residents. Over a thousand  volunteers come forward to act as  Managing  Trustees,  working constantly to maintain  and manage our one hundred and twenty + halls. Village halls are at the heart of our communities,...
Cardington village Hall

National Village Hall & Community Buildings Census Launched

Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) releases a comprehensive survey to 10,000 village halls once every ten years. ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network...
Very small Bedfordshire Village Hall

Village Halls Week 2020

Village Halls Week is an annual and national celebration of rural community spaces and the people whose time and dedication keep them going. Organised by the ACRE Network, the campaign runs from Monday 20 January - Sunday 26 January 2020 and sees a huge variety of events happening across England....