Running a Successful Village Hall

 

Saturday 20 October 2018, Pershore Civic Centre, WR10 1PT

Workshops running 10-12noon

Understanding Village Halls

This workshop will be run by Richard Timney, the Village Hall advisor for Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  Since 2011, Richard has been helping village hall management committees in both counties to understand their roles and responsibilities and to support them to take action to improve their buildings and tackle any problems.  Richard advises over 340 halls and there is little he hasn’t been asked from “Are there regulations that apply to using wooden toilet seats in a village hall?” to the more obscure “What do we do if moles from our land migrate to a neighbour’s garden?”
This workshop will cover:

  • Facilities and features of village halls
  • Management arrangements including the powers of a village hall management committee and the responsibilities of hall hirers and venue providers
  • Problems and challenges
  • Opportunities and good ideas – from building improvements to developing new activities


There will be an extensive question and answer session too.

 

Greening Your Village Hall

This session will be led by Chris Haynes, joint winner of the individual and household category in the 2018 Wychavon Intelligently Green Awards for his role in the green refurbishment of Harvington Village Hall and other projects, and Mike Parker, from Sedgeberrow Sustainable and Manageable Energy (SeSaME), which has coordinated the installation of solar panels for both the village hall and the primary school.  The workshop will include:

  • Insulation and other energy saving measures
  • Renewable energy
  • Managing flood risk
  • Pros and cons of installing electric vehicle charging points
  • Question and answer session

 

Making a Planning Application

This workshop will be led by a Wychavon/Malvern planning officer who take you through and help you understand the process you need to go through to make a planning application for your village hall.
There will be a question and answer session too.

 

Workshops running 1-3pm

Understanding Village Halls
This workshop will be run by Richard Timney, the Village Hall advisor for Community First in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  Since 2011, Richard has been helping village hall management committees in both counties to understand their roles and responsibilities and to support them to take action to improve their buildings and tackle any problems.  Richard advises over 340 halls and there is little he hasn’t been asked from “Are there regulations that apply to using wooden toilet seats in a village hall?” to the more obscure “What do we do if moles from our land migrate to a neighbour’s garden?”
This workshop will cover:

  • Facilities and features of village halls
  • Management arrangements including the powers of a village hall management committee and the responsibilities of hall hirers and venue providers
  • Problems and challenges
  • Opportunities and good ideas – from building improvements to developing new activities


There will be an extensive question and answer session too.

 

Finance and Funding

Led by Jem Teal, Wychavon Community Development Manager

This workshop aims to give attendees an overview of how to make successful grant applications. Jem has a wealth of experience and has assessed applications for Wychavon and has been involved in assessing grant applications for Sport England, The Big Lottery Fund amongst others. The workshop will help ensure that applications are not rejected on technicalities and will help ensure that applicants understand the ‘jargon’ associated with many grant providers.

Attendees will be provided with guidance notes, highlighting the ‘Do’s and Don’t’s’ of making grant applications.

 

Bookings

This practical session will look at how to make the most of your village hall and run an efficient booking system.  We will hear from a number of village halls about their experiences and look at some online booking systems such as Hallmaster.

Click here to book a place or email tracy.grubb@wychavon.gov.uk or maureen.cook@wychavon.gov.uk

There will be a ‘market place’ style area showcasing examples of successful community activities that other attendees can learn from. .To book a stand contact tracy.grubb@wychavon.gov.uk or maureen.cook@wychavon.gov.uk
Drinks and biscuits will be provided. Bookings close 21 September 2018