That was the general feedback from our first networking lunch event on Thursday 25th January at Halford Village Hall.
This was designed to tie in with ACRE’s first national Village Halls Week, which celebrated the commitment and achievements of volunteers running village halls throughout the country.
We were delighted to welcome representatives from Alderminster, Aston Cantlow, Bishops Itchington, Blackwell, Burton Green, Halford, Hampton Lucy, Harbury, Lighthorne Heath, Lowsonford, Norton Lindsey and Snitterfield, as well as Warwickshire CAVA.
Paul and Maggie Bannister (Halford) spoke about the wide range of activities at their community hub and achieving Hallmark qualification. Peter Woolford (Norton Lindsey) and Janet Thornley (Harbury) spoke about their hall rebuilds and community engagement, and Verity Thompson (Warwickshire CAVA) spoke about funding for village halls.
As well as these interesting and informative talks, there was a huge amount of debate, sharing of useful contacts and discussion of creative ways to fund, use and promote village halls. And we enjoyed a tasty lunch, too!
Thank you to all involved for supporting this event and making it a success.
We’ve been asked to run more networking events this year – would you like to join us? To find out more, please email Verney or call 01789 472610. We look forward to hearing from you!