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


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The first ever national #VillageHallsWeek will run from 22 – 25 January 2018. This fantastic opportunity to highlight the valuable role that village halls provide to England’s rural communities is being co-ordinated by the national body for rural community councils, ACRE.

It aims to raise awareness of the vital role that village halls play in our rural communities and to celebrate the great work of the volunteers who tirelessly manage and maintain them for the benefit of local people.

As part of the week-long celebration, the Community Council of Staffordshire will be focusing its campaign on the opportunities that come from Staffordshire halls being digitally connected.  So we are asking all village hall committees to send us links to their websites, facebook and Twitter pages.  We will include the links on our website and will follow the halls on our social media feeds, which will help promote their facilities, events and activities.  

We are also asking for photographs and short stories illustrating how well used and loved halls are. We would especially like to hear about any events or activities taking place between the 22 and 25 of January 2018.  However, we are also happy to receive information and photographs of regular activities that take place in your local hall,.success stories ie. receiving grant aid, local fundraising or volunteers helping to improve their hall or maybe you would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank someone on your village hall management committee for their dedication and hard work?    

Please send any items that you would like featured in our social media posts to: Cathy Russell.

#VillageHallsWeek was featured on BBC Radio 4's You and Yours on Friday 12 January - have a listen to the link below from around 13 minutes in. Very funny interview with poet, Ian McMillan, who wrote the poem on the right especially for #Village Halls Week.



Follow the link below to see some of the things that are going on in village halls and community centre across Staffordshire:


#Village Halls Week - What’s happening in Staffordshire




National Village Halls Week

22 - 25 January 2018