Guest blog for #VillageHallsWeek from Zurich Municipal which looks at two village halls in Cumbria.
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.
The ACRE offices will be closed Friday 22 December 2017 until Tuesday 2 January 2018. Merry Christmas to you from the ACRE team.
ACRE and the ACRE Network would be delighted if you joined us in celebrating #VillageHallsWeek – starting Monday 22 January 2018. Please put the date in your diary now.
ACRE is 30 years old this year. In the company of friends, colleagues and partners we toasted the milestone last week and looked to the future.
ACRE shares their Housing position paper, demonstrating support for ‘appropriate’ development of affordable housing in rural communities across England.
ACRE supports appropriate development in rural areas, especially the provision of affordable housing, so that communities can thrive.