The first-ever national #VillageHallsWeek will run from 22nd – 28th January 2018. This is a fantastic opportunity to highlight the valuable role that village halls provide to England’s rural communities and to celebrate the great work of the volunteers who tirelessly manage and maintain them for the benefit of local people.
In Derbyshire alone, Rural Action Derbyshire estimates that annually, there are around 2,500 voluntary charity trustees who freely give up their time to manage over 250 rural community halls. We believe they should be recognised for providing these vital facilities that enable people to be connected and underpin rural community life. They provide vital facilities, activities, and services that would not otherwise be available.