In January ACRE submitted a budget representation, urging the government to pledge £3 million in the Budget to refund the VAT paid by village halls.
The ACRE Network of specialist advisers for village halls and similar community buildings will hold their annual training event on 24th and 25th April in Birmingham.
ACRE welcomes the opportunity of working with partners from 10 European Countries and to sharing insights into what has and can be achieved by collective action.
Action with Communities in Rural England joins with Smart Energy GB to help communities in the countryside benefit from smart meters
14 September 2016: Smart Energy GB, the voice of Britain’s smart meter rollout, has announced a partnership with Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE). The partnership will allow people living in rural communities across England to learn more about the benefits of smart meters.
Ofcom is particularly looking to sign up more people who live in rural areas in order find out more about the challenges they face.
Hall management committees, individuals and organisations with an interest in village halls are invited to sign up to the new National Village and Community Halls Network.
Residents across the country will be encouraged to have a greater say over how their neighbourhood is developed, thanks to a new campaign launched this week.