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The resulting Community Led Plan forms a blueprint for use by Town/Parish Councils and other local bodies, as well as providing evidence for funding bids to enable the actions identified to be completed.
Mrs Surfleet a registered customer of the car scheme thanked HWRA for an excellent service and also to personally thank the driver, Terry for his help and assitance in providing transport to her medical appointment.
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Village Halls Advisory Service

There are 10,000 village halls in England which represents the largest network of community-owned facilities in rural Britain. At the heart of rural community life, they provide a hub for social activities, classes and services such as post offices, doctors’ surgeries and shops. The term ‘village hall’ covers a range of rural buildings, including church halls and community centres, in which a variety of activities take place – from pantomimes to playgroups.

Village halls often provide the only place to meet within a rural community, providing vital and diverse support to improve quality of life, particularly for those who are least able to travel to more distant centres of activity.

The key to the continuing survival of village halls is the volunteer management committees who have to deal with an increasing burden of legislation yet manage to keep their halls financially sustainable mostly by earning their own income and local fundraising.

Supported by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), the HWRA Village Halls adviser helps community volunteers to manage their buildings by:

  •  Having local knowledge and an understanding of the issues in the area
  •  Providing information, training and advice, by telephone, electronically and   through a range of publications
  •  Building relationships with parish councils and public service partners
  •  Carrying out research that provides detailed data on issues affecting halls
  •  Promoting and raising the profile of village halls at local, regional and national   levels

On the national stage, ACRE speaks up for village halls, ensuring Government policymakers are aware of the challenges faced by volunteers who are often struggling with red-tape and the demands of managing a community building. ACRE works with the Charity Commission as one of four partners, to provide advice and guidance on land and property issues.

ACRE developed and manages Hallmark, a quality standard scheme for village halls to reward and recognise good practice. Achievement of the quality standards – level 1, 2 and 3 also attracts reductions in insurance costs with some suppliers.

To find out more please contact Carole Foster on 01652 637700 or email villagehallsadvisor@hwrcc.org.uk .

The Village Halls Advisor works closely with the two Village Halls Networks that cover the Humber & Wolds area: East Riding Village Halls Network (ERVHN) and northern Lincolnshire Village Halls Network. To find out more about the support in your area please click on the links below:

Acre Network- Village Halls Safeguarding Week 16-22 November 2020

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.

East Riding Association of Rural Community Buildings

Page under review. If you would like to find out more about the support provided to village halls, please contact the Village Halls Advisor at : villagehallsadvisor@hwrcc.org.uk or telephone: 01652 637700.

Register your Community Building on the Rural Community Building website

22nd June 2018

www.ruralcommunitybuildings.org.uk The only web site advertising the facilities and activities taking place at community buildings across the East Riding of Yorkshire, North and North East Lincolnshire.

Digital Venue Toolkit

A reminder that this toolkit is really useful for Village and Community Halls considering installing Broadband. It was developed by Plymouth University with input from Cornwall RCC.

Barbecues and BBQ Safety

When the weather is pleasant, there is no better way to spend time with your friends and family than hosting a barbecue. Whether you will be caravanning, camping, or simply firing up your barbecue in your backyard, you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious meal prepared in the great outdoors. Unfortunately, many injuries involving barbecues and outdoor cooking occur each year, but by keeping the following tips in mind, you’ll be prepared to enjoy your barbecue safely.

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