by Deborah Clarke, Village Halls/ Rural Evidence Manager, Action with Communities in Rural England
Village and community halls are now able to open their doors and are looking forward to helping their communities get back together for a wide range of events and activities.
Last week our national body ACRE issued a briefing note that provided recommendations for taking steps to keep vulnerable residents safe, whether that be maintaining well-ventilated spaces or encouraging users to wear face masks
ACRE’s Information Sheet on Opening Village Halls has now been updated and version 11 has just beed released along with a set of Appendices. Notes of the changes can be found on pages 1 & 2 of the Information Sheet. Any help and support needed can be provided by our Community Buildings Advisor, Kate, who has been working hard to support hall committees through the ups and downs of changing legislation since March 2020. Kate.Meads@ccberks.org.uk