Coffee & cake at Whittlesford Memorial Hall

Our community buildings coffee morning today, was held at Whittlesford Memorial Hall, a lovely venue with a perfect mix of an historical building with new extensions to meet the changing needs of the community.  Our hosts provided a tour of the venue and a brief history of how the hall came about and how the improvements have taken place over the years.  The original part of the facility dates back 100 years and was built in remembrance of WWI and the local people lost during that time – how lovely to have a memorial hall for future generations of the community to use.

After our tour we refilled our coffee cups and we were treated to cake made by one of the trustees (and what great cake it was!).

Our speaker for the second half of the event was Angela Haylock from Hunts Forum, who gave a very useful Question and Answer session on Child and Adult Safeguarding, this was an opportunity for trustees to ask all those searching questions.

This event is one of a programme of events going on throughout the year, please take a look at our training page for full details.  The events are open to members and non-members, so please get in touch if you are interested in joining one of our future events.

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Our next training event takes place in August and already several trustees have signed up to attend, if you are considering coming along please let me know as soon as possible as places are limited – click here to book your place

We are really pleased with the feedback so far from across the village hall network.  This years programme of events so far has been appreciated and valued, I have listed below some of the comments received on our feedback forms:

  • Very good, my first visit to ACRE but most impressed by facilities and speakers.
  • Very well presented and excellent involvement of participants.
  • Plenty of valid information, timely and succinct.
  • Excellent course and very well presented.

The programme of events is FREE for our members to attend.  For further information on the full programme click here on the link below.

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