Village Halls

Village Halls

We support people running - or hoping to run - every type of community building: village halls, parish halls, community centres and churches reaching out to a wider community. The community buildings advisory service is operated by Richard Timney who is available to provide information, advice and support on the phone, via email, through written material and visits.

We aim to cover every aspect of running and developing community facilities including village halls. If we don’t know the answer we will offer signposting to the people who do. We can help provide:

  • Up to date advice and information about all the rules and regulations governing the provision of public facilities and how to apply them.
  • Advice and interpretation on all the complexities of complying with charity law and governing documents; access to legal advice where needed.
  • Everything a committee needs to carry out successful fundraising; where the sources of funding are, what to apply for, how to apply.
  • Expertise on how to reduce running costs: everything from how to insulate and how to heat to the potential for shopping around, bulk purchase and trusted traders.
  • Advice, support and skills for committees seeking to increase local involvement, to run better, happier meetings.
  • Access to networks of support and information in their surrounding communities.
  • Proactive campaigns to build more activities in village halls and sharing best practice ideas to strengthen the group.

Contact us:

Richard Timney  Community Buildings Development Officer Tel 01684 312734 mobile 07515 881231 email richardt@comfirst.org.uk

Find Village Halls

Click this link to view a map of Village Halls in Herefordshire and Worcestershire.  The map is not a comprehensive list, if you would like us to add your hall please get in touch and we will be happy to do so.