Get involved in Village Halls Week 2024
23rd Jan 2024
The campaign will showcase the contribution village halls make to rural communities and this year the focus will be on how committees can ‘go green!’
Register on the ACRE website where you can request information and resources to help you get involved in Village Halls Week 2024. There is a limited number of campaign packs for management committees who want to get involved. Thanks to the generous support from their sponsors Utility Aid. Packs include recyclable/ reusable posters, bunting and badges.
Northumberland Event – Monday 18th March - book now!
CAN is holding its Northumberland Village Halls Week celebration event on Monday 18th March 9:45am - 12:45pm at County Hall, Morpeth with lunch provided.
We'll be looking at how committees can ‘go green’ and celebrate the Heritage of Village Halls, as our project involving 30 halls shares its findings.
Book your place online and please note we have a limit of 2 representatives per Village Hall.
The Northumberland Go Green Challenge
CAN is encouraging as many halls as possible to hold their own events, share their stories and get inspiration from others.
We would like to know what you are planning, and to help. Set out below are some green project ideas for your community, but you will probably have even better ideas! CAN will be able to give further information on the ideas listed and may offer some advice and support. Please get in touch with Alan or Tracey (email details below).
Whilst ‘green’ is the theme this year, could you think about how to get more volunteers active in the community? Protecting the environment is an ideal focus for community involvement.
Good luck, and let us know what you plan to do.
Green project ideas for your community
Spring cleaning. It’s time to tidy up the village. Organise a litter pick and clean up session. Plan new planting areas for native plant species to encourage restoration of the local natural habitat and water conservation. Paint that neglected fence.
A guided walk. March is a great time to observe spring flora and fauna. Perhaps you have an expert or enthusiast who could lead a local field trip?
Compost corner. Host an event to explain the importance of composting and the different techniques for gardens and allotments. A speaker can be provided for an event.
Environment café. Host an ‘environment café’ in the village hall for people interested in local environment issues. It will be a chance for like-minded people to socialise – maybe on a regular basis - and plan new volunteer projects for the local environment.
Carpool Karaoke. Make a call-out to residents who may be willing to share lift with other residents, once in a while. Singing in the car is optional.
Herbs for all. Set up community herb pots outside the village hall.
‘Green’ storytelling for young people at the Village Hall.