Community Council of Staffordshire, Suite 1A/1B The Whitehouse, 3A Chapel Street, Stafford, ST16 2BX   


Tel: 01785 242525  E-mail: communitycouncil@staffs.org.uk                      Registered Charity No: 1046364  Company Registration No: 3040693



Hallmark promotes the delivery of effective and well-managed village halls through a quality standards scheme which is backed up by a system of peer visitors.


Hallmark was developed by the Community Council for Somerset and has run successfully there since 2002. Somerset's early experience highlighted two main benefits of the scheme:


  • it provides funders and other organisations interested in village halls with a benchmark for well managed community facilities
  • it gives village hall volunteers confidence that they are running their hall in the correct way.


The scheme encourages management committees to share best practice, access local training and improve the management of their halls.


Hallmark aims to:


  • reward and establishes good practice
  • encourage improvement in established customs and procedures
  • reward and recognise good practice


Norris & Fisher (Insurance Brokers) Ltd and Allied Westminster (Insurance Services) Ltd both offer a discount for village halls participating in the Hallmark Scheme.



For further information on the Hallmark standards or to enrol your hall, please contact Cathy Russell on 01785 242525.