The Ryedale Village Hall Network meeting will kick off our programme of Rural Community Building Network events next year on 25 January at Middleton & Aislaby Village Hall.
The event is open to all village hall and community building committee members in the district and beyond, including York, to meet up and share experiences and ideas with other halls and enjoy a hot bacon buttie.
This event will be one of many activities around the country helping to launch ACRE’s Village Halls Week, 22-25 January. During the week and throughout the year, we will be celebrating the impact that village halls have on their communities across North, South and West Yorkshire, and the hard work and commitment given by the volunteers who are on the village hall management committees.
Community First Yorkshire supports thriving networks in Hambleton, Ryedale, Richmondshire, Scarborough and Harrogate by setting up and supporting meetings and providing expertise and resources for committees. The Harrogate network started up this year, with 18 people attending the second meeting and the first Selby Network launched at Kelfield with 21 people from 13 different halls coming along.
Three meetings a year are hosted by different village halls each time, so we move around the District and everyone loves visiting different halls, seeing their facilities and how they do things, what activities and events they put on and what their plans are. Recent talks have ranged from trustee roles and responsibilities, to a Yorkshire Energy Doctor talking about her work in the district helping village halls to reduce their energy costs, and heat their halls more economically.
Find out more about our Rural Community Building Networks or our Ryedale Village Hall Network event by emailing Kathryn Chapman or call 01904 704177.