Deadline Extended…

ACRE (Action for Communities in Rural England) are gathering information from village halls and other rural community buildings to help raise the profile of community buildings and their volunteers.

ACRE have compiled a short, online survey for hall management committees to complete, which will build on the findings of the comprehensive survey of December 2009.

 

 

The questions are designed to help us get a clearer picture of how topical issues such as licensing, VAT, rate relief and broadband are affecting village halls.

There are also some general questions around volunteers, community enterprises and activities – plus a few light-hearted questions which will help us to attract the attention of the media and encourage them to engage with the wider issues.

“We are still working on gaining enough support to establish an All-Party Parliamentary Group on village halls and will use the findings of the survey to keep the work of hall volunteers and the challenges they face in the spotlight with Government departments, MPs and the media.” said Deborah Clarke, ACRE’s rural Community Buildings Officer.

“The more information we have, the better we are able to lobby on issues that affect the sustainability and survival of our village halls.

We hope to paint a picture of the important role that village halls play throughout people’s lives, from their earliest days onward.”

 

 

The deadline for submissions is: 31st March 2014

If committees need assistance or would like an alternative format please let us know.

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