Research - Village Halls

The Economic Impact of Community Buildings in Rural Communities

The Economic Impact of Community Buildings in Rural Communities

The first in a series of reports analysing data from the survey of rural community buildings. It examines the economic impact of community buildings within rural communities and demonstrates the significance of investment in rural community buildings in terms of employment and finance and considers less tangible impacts on rural communities.

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Rural Community Buildings and Environmental Sustainability

Rural Community Buildings and Environmental Sustainability

This is the second report in the series. Community Buildings have an important part to play in improving environmental sustainability in rural areas with potential to demonstrate energy efficiency, renewable energy and sustainable buildings in action.

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Rural Community Buildings, Arts, Sports and Licensing Requirements

Rural Community Buildings, Arts, Sports and Licensing Requirements

The third report shows that in today’s society rural community buildings have a multi-purpose role, serving as a social centre, arts centre, sports centre and, in some cases, providing education, health or retail services. Licensing changes, in particular, can impact significantly on the running of community buildings and local community activity.

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The State and Management of Rural Community Buildings

The State and Management of Rural Community Buildings

This report demonstrates the responsibility that volunteer trustees undertake in managing buildings and makes suggestions that could ease the financial and legislative burden.

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The Changing Use of Rural Community Buildings

The Changing Use of Rural Community Buildings

Research into the use of halls provides an insight into the health of rural community life and the way communities are responding to the changing nature of service delivery.

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Rural Community Buildings in England 2009 Key Findings

Rural Community Buildings in England 2009 Key Findings

The largest network of community owned halls in England, with assets worth over £3 billion, are only sustained due to the efforts of local volunteers

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