Village halls survey
Village halls across England are being urged to take part in a survey which will paint a picture of the vital role they play at the heart of rural communities.
Rural expert ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) is carrying out the research with the help of its nationwide network of specialist village hall advisers.
The survey will help ACRE understand how topical issues such as licensing, VAT, rate relief and broadband are affecting village halls and also asks questions about volunteers, activities and social enterprises.
ACRE plans to use the results in its ongoing campaign to give village halls a voice in Parliament through an All-Party Parliamentary Group. The survey is for completion by village hall management committees.