This morning our networking event took us to Abbotsley Village Hall, in Abbotsley just outside St Neots. This wonderful old building is being lovingly restored by the trustees. They have already battled with the cold and damp in the hall, refurbished the kitchen area, replaced floors and installed lovely double glazed windows to match the historic original design. Hopefully you can see from the photographs what an excellent job they have done and they still have plans for more work.
After our tour of the venue and a refill of our coffee (and homemade biscuits provided by our hosts). There was time for two discussion topics, firstly we looked at Governance and Incorporation (what is a CIO) and then we discussed PAT testing and what are the requirements for a village hall.
These events are a great opportunity for trustees to come together, share their views and experiences. Trustees have commented how valuable it is to see what other halls have achieved, how they have managed and funded projects. Trustees have told us they usually leave these events with a list of new ideas to take away and implement in their own halls! If you are interested in coming along to a future event please see the programme of training and networking events below.