This Autumn CCB successfully ran two free training topics in community buildings in Berkshrie:
Marketing Your Village Hall in Padworth Village Vall
A repeat of the marketing training held at Tidmarsh village hall in June was run in Padworth in October 2017. 9 attendees attended a presentation run by Sara Charlesworth, CCB trustee, as to how to market your hall and increase the number of bookings. Participants were asked to think of 10 new activities which could take place in their halls and how they would target those people who might like to use it. The meeting was supported by West Berkshire Council and sponsored by Norris and Fisher Insurance Brokers.
The use of social media was referred to and it was agreed to run another session in 2018 to concentrate on that as a marketing tool for halls so look out for this!
Emergency first aid and use of defibrillators @ Acland Memorial Hall Cold Ash
15 people attended another in the series of emergency first aid and use of defibrillator meetings delivered by HeartStart Thatcham. The training included sessions on what to do with conscious and unconscious casualties, choking, bleeding and how to use a defibrillator. A number of villages have installed defibrillators as a result of these training meetings which have always been very well received.
CCB is very pleased to have been awarded another grant from Scottish and Southern Energy’s Resilient Communities Fund to run 3 more meetings during 2018. Details of the first one will be announced soon.