ACRE’s Honorary Legal Adviser, Jonathan Dawson, is stepping down after 20 years of providing advice, support and guidance for village halls and similar rural community buildings.
Well, I’ve been at ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) for four months now, and it’s been busy to say the least!
As we settle in to a new year and wait for spring to arrive, let’s hope we are lucky enough to escape any harsh winter weather.
It strikes me that hosting an annual conference has a lot in common with Christmas; months of organisation and anticipation, leading up to one frenetic day, punctuated – hopefully – by a thought-provoking speech.
This week, David Cameron agreed with the charity Friends of the Elderly who said more needed to be done to get older people online so they are able to pay bills, shop and communicate through the internet in order to avoid isolation and loneliness.
What a fabulous summer 2014 is turning out to be (unless you are a national sporting hero) and let’s hope it lasts throughout the school holidays.