National Village Hall Census Launched

Following on from a highly successful Village Halls’ Week that involved over 700 village halls from across the country, actively engaged 18 MP’s and attracted coverage from Countryfile, national Newspapers and resulted in #villagehallsweek trending on Twitter. ACRE has now launched its national survey of village halls, following up on the last survey carried out 10 years ago.

ACRE carried out national surveys in 1988, 1998 and 2009 these all paved the way for essential license changes, informing policy and securing the recent £3m improvement grant fund.

ACRE will use the data collected to help secure funding for halls, to ensure that advice and information adapts to the challenges facing volunteer hall committees and that the ACRE Network can continue to provide the very best support.

ACRE wants to encourage all kinds of community buildings that provide facilities for their communities to take part. Not just traditional village halls but community centres, sports pavilions, church halls, churches providing community use, community centres, WI halls and community pubs providing meeting rooms.

ACRE’s Deborah Clarke commented ”Whilst it’s essential for us to have the hard data as evidence to support our work the information collected will paint a picture of the social and economic impact on communities of having a hall in their community and it provides a detailed look at social change over time. We are extremely grateful to all the hall committees that give their time to manage village halls and will take the time to complete this survey”

Too find out more the Survey has a dedicated page on the ACRE website.

Survey instructions it is advisable to read these before starting the process.

Copy of the questions to view ahead of completing the survey you may like to discuss this with your committee members

Please allow around an hour to complete the survey

This is the link to complete the survey on-line.

Please share this message with any community facility in your area so we can get the as many responses as possible.

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