As Volunteers Week 2017 comes to a close, ACRE wanted to take the time to say one final THANK-YOU to all volunteers, who are making England’s rural communities such vibrant and cohesive places to live.
Staff at ACRE Network organisations identify funding, support volunteers and encourage partners to work together for the benefit of rural communities; they play an extremely valuable role and one to be celebrated during Volunteers Week.
Across England there are residents giving up their spare time on a weekly basis, in order to make their community a better place to live and today ACRE wants to focus on those who are providing a ‘voice’ for local residents.
Volunteers’ week is an opportunity for people to thank the tens of thousands of volunteers whose work behind the scenes in every community in the UK.
Every year, the first seven days of June are dedicated as Volunteers’ Week and ACRE and the ACRE Network is really looking forward to being involved this year.
ACRE has submitted a response which urges decision makers to ensure that the rural voice is heard and listened to, in respect of building in rural areas.
ACRE responds to the release of a new report from House of Lords Select Committee on Charities, called ‘Stronger charities for a stronger society’.
Following the release of the LGA report ‘Health and wellbeing in rural areas’ last weekend, this blog looks at how the ACRE Network is supporting communities to identify and respond to local need.
On Monday 6 March 2017 ACRE hosted a delegation of 3 academics from Japan – Dr Shogo Kudo, Dr Yoshitaka Kumagai and Yoshitaka Ohara – whose combined expertise run the ‘Akita Age Lab’ project.
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.