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National Village Halls survey 2013/14

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...

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Consultation- should licensing fees increase?

A consultation on fees under the Licensing Act 2003 The Home Office are consulting on the regulations that will introduce locally-set fees under the Licensing Act 2013. Fees for licensing were set nationally in 2005 and have not been revised since then. The Police Reform and Social...

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£2m for Village Halls in Cornwall

As the dawning of a new year brings opportunities and renewed enthusiasm, it is timely to give our best wishes to volunteers managing the village halls, community centres and other community buildings across Cornwall.  What new challenges will you accept for this year?  Perhaps you’re...

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New project support fund launches today

From community centres to brand new social housing schemes, the new £14 million Community Led Project Support fund is opening up possibilities for communities to push forward local building projects right across the country. Locality is in touch with dozens of local groups and parish...

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Proposed deregulation of Premises Licence

Proposals to use a Legislative Reform Order to make changes to entertainment licensing is out for consultation. The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) are consulting on the proposals to make changes to entertainment licensing. An earlier Consultation in 2011 led to...

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Final call for VSF & Cornwall Council research

admin October 23, 2013 Consultation No Comments

Final call for the Cornwall Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF) & Cornwall Council research which is intended to support and inform the VCSE Employment and Skills Strategy currently being developed for the sector. So far the research has involved desktop reviews and initial consultations....

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PRS for Music and PPL tariffs- what do you think?

admin August 30, 2013 Consultation Licensing PPL PRS No Comments

PRS for Music and PPL are inviting you to take part in a survey. PRS for Music and PPL are membership organisations that help organisations to get the legal permission they need to play copyright music. In January 2012, both PRS for Music and PPL introduced joint licensing for...

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Charity Commission consultation- changes to Annual Returns

The Charity Commission are seeking views on a number of significant proposals about the information collected through the annual return and published on the register of charities. They are consulting now because they intend that any decisions taken that affect the content of the annual...

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Rail transport survey

admin December 17, 2011 Consultation No Comments

Cornwall Rural Community Council is undertaking a survey on behalf of Cornwall Council to identify people’ views on rail transport in the Duchy. This information will be used to shape how the Council negotiates the forthcoming re-franchising of rail services in Cornwall....

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Government proposes to scrap the licensing of entertainment

admin November 9, 2011 Consultation Licensing News No Comments

The Licensing Act 2003 brought together nine separate outdated licensing related regimes, and created instead a single Act that controlled alcohol supply and sale, late night refreshment, and “regulated entertainment”.  In tidying up the old licensing regimes new problems...

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