Vital Venues

Health & Safety

A brief guide to Risk Assessment

Whether it’s a firework display, a summer fete or the turning on of the Christmas lights, events can be very important to a community’s sense of identity, by providing a focus that brings people together. However organising an event brings with it a number of key responsibilities....

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FALCON: Raising Awareness of Mandate Fraud

Mandate fraud continues to be a significant fraud loss to the charity sector. This is when the fraudster emails or calls a charity impersonating a genuine supplier that the charity regularly deals with. The fraudster asks the charity to change the bank sort code and account, instead...

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Big Energy Saving Week 26th-30th October 2015

Worried about paying your fuel bills this winter or just curious to make sure you are not over paying?  CRCC has a week of action planned to help people find out what support is available to them. There’s a whole range of information, grants and other support they may be entitled to....

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Skills for Engagement Programme

Enabling Health Sector Workers to Engage Effectively with Patients and the Public. The programme will be available to all health and social care providers in the public, voluntary and independent sectors as as organisations with a strategic planning, support or monitoring role in the...

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New training workshops for hall committees

Following the success of our workshops earlier this year we are pleased to announce the next series of Business Planning and Trustee Induction sessions. Feedback from previous sessions: Thanks for advice, guidance, ideas and documents – well presented. Illogan Preschool We need...

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30% discounted insurance from Aon

Make sure you include Aon when searching for best value specialist insurance cover for Community Buildings.  With 30% off their standard premiums, there’s never been a better time to get a quote.         Click the image or call 0845 8680696 and quote VIL2 Aon...

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Vital Venues funded training for hall committees

Vital Venues is pleased to announce ‘Trustee Induction’ and ‘Business Planning’ workshops funded by Awards for All to support volunteers who manage village halls, community centres and other community buildings.     The Trustee Induction Workshop...

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New food allergy legislation comes into force

New food allergen requirements come into force on the 13th December 2014 under the new EU Food Information for Consumers Regulation (No. 1169/2011). Community buildings will be pleased to hear official advice from the Government’s Food Allergy Team: Individuals or undertakings,...

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30% discounted village hall insurance at Aon

Tell them Vital Venues sent you and quote VIL2

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Are you undertaking your statutory duties ?

PREMISES LEGISLATION COMPLIANCE: CAN YOU DEMONSTRATE YOU ARE UNDERTAKING ALL YOUR STATUTORY DUTIES..? All public buildings have a statutory duty to demonstrate compliance with all relevant legislation. Project Design Consultancy are very experienced in this area having previously set...

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Insurance and Portable Appliance Testing

Martyn Ingram of Norris Fisher Insurance writes… We often have enquiries from committees asking how often insurers require their electronic items to be PAT tested.  This is a grey area and differs between insurers but often there are no strict requirements stipulated.   As...

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Food and village halls guidance published

Guidance on the provision of food in a village hall, or other community setting, has been published. The guidance, which is aimed at community and charity groups and local authorities in England, should help clarify which food operations carried out in these venues require...

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Snow & Ice- To clear, or not to clear…

Clearing Ice and Snow According to Direct Gov: There’s no law stopping you from clearing snow and ice on the pavement outside your home or from public spaces. It’s unlikely you’ll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries on the path if you have cleared it...

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De-Icing Salt from £5.30 per 25kg bag

Don’t get caught out! Another cold winter is predicted… Vital Venues and The Consortium are offering a great deal for communities in need of de-icing salt this winter. Single 25kg bags £11.50 Half pallet (20 x 25kg bags) £185.00 Full pallet (40 x 25kg bags) £212.00 = £5.30...

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