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Celebrating 100 Years Together: Village Halls Week 2021
Special podcast production...

Village Halls Week is a national celebration of the 10,000+ village halls which can be found across England, their volunteers and the difference they make to the rural communities they serve.

Village Halls Week: Monday 25 January – Friday 29 January 2021

Join ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) for a podcast by Louise Beaton OBE, sponsored by Allied Westminster which will look at the history of village halls in England, the contribution they make to rural communities and what the future holds for these important buildings.

Louise has over 40 years’ experience of supporting those running community buildings, at both local and national level and has contributed to changes in policy and legislation which have helped volunteers to maintain financially viable community buildings.

This is a celebration of how village halls are survivors. Many have been bringing people together in rural communities since the 1920s. And in the past year, the volunteers who manage these buildings have shown great determination and resilience in the face of Coronavirus, negotiating lockdowns and putting in place Covid Secure measures so they could continue supporting their local community.

The podcast airs Friday 29th January at 10.30am.



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