Guest blog for #VillageHallsWeek from Zurich Municipal which looks at two village halls in Cumbria.
Archive of: January, 2018
Start preparing your hall to get online during #VillageHallsWeek (guest post from Plymouth University)
Dr. Katherine Willis from Plymouth University has been at the forefront of a ‘Digital Neighbourhoods’ project and tells us that rural communities can benefit from digital access in their community venue, in order to overcome digital divides and enable local people to participate more actively in society.
The National Rural Touring Forum (NRTF) is one of those wonderful under the radar organisations that helps keep rural Britain thriving. Here’s an introduction from their Chair, Tom Speight.
As part of #VillageHallsWeek celebrations, poet Ian McMillan has written a poem call ‘A teapot as big as the moon’. The poem has been written thanks to the support of the National Rural Touring Forum for #VillageHallsWeek.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way: rural communities use all manner of spaces to create social hubs (Guest post by the Plunkett Foundation)
More and more rural communities across the UK are pulling together to create community hubs and provide additional services in existing community buildings.
Lord Gardiner of Kimble, Rural Affairs Minister will launch the first ever #VillageHallsWeek in his home county of Buckinghamshire on Monday 22 January 2018.
NRTF lend their support to #VillageHallsWeek, with renowned poet and writer Ian McMillan writing a new poem to make the occasion.
The ACRE Network, England’s largest network of rural community support organisations is running the first ever #VillageHallsWeek, starting Monday 22 January 2018.