Christmas time…




National Village and Community Halls Network – have you signed up yet?

The voice of Village Halls - The Village Halls NetworkThe Village and Community Halls Network provides an opportunity for members to air their views and consolidate them in the development of national policies in support of village halls and similar rural community buildings.

There is no fee to be a member of this network and it does provide a vital link for all halls to influence the national agenda.

The network have released several bulletins to keep everyone informed of the latest news to sign up link to the website here.

Coffee Morning at The Glebe in Sutton


Today we visited Sutton Parish Council and their venue The Glebe, a lovely historic building which has been extensively renovated and offers a lovely venue for the community to meet.  The Parish Clerk – Rosie explained the history of the building in the village.

Our discussion topic centred around a quiz on the role and responsibilities of a trustee, this tested our knowledge on the requirements to carry out our roles effectively.  If you would like a copy of the quiz to use as a learning tool with your own trustee board please drop me a line.

We also discussed which topics we would like to cover for next years programme of coffee mornings, please click on the link below to see the full programme of dates and topics.


I do hope you will be able to join us for one of the future dates.  My thanks goes to all the trustees who have supported this years programme of events.


Charity Commission launch new consultation

The Charity Commission, the independent regulator of charities in England and Wales, has launched a new customer survey about its digital services.

The survey will stay open for 6 weeks, closing at 5pm on Wednesday 18 January. It includes questions on users’ priorities when speaking with the Commission and their preferred methods of communication.

The survey is quick to complete and will allow you to express your wishes on how you prefer to contact the Charity Commission for support and guidance.

Christmas are you prepared?

Cambridgeshire ACRE have produced a helpful guide for members to help trustees plan the perfect Christmas time at your hall or community building.

The document offers a range of advice and support from hanging decorations to fire safety and how to support local groups in delivering safe and professional Pantomimes or a Nativity.  Please visit our membership area of the Cambridgeshire ACRE website if you would like to view this document or any of our other supportive information sheets.

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