In rural areas the village hall/community centre is often the only place where all members of a community can meet. A lively village hall can be a magnet for all parts of the community, catering for everyone from babies to pensioners. The range of social activities that village halls support is astonishingly varied, and the volunteers who manage the halls work hard to make their premises warm, welcoming and attractive places to be. ORCC’s Community Halls Adviser provides advice and support to over 280 village/hall community centre committees all around Oxfordshire.
Our Community Halls Adviser Lynne Newin helps by:-
- providing up-to-date information for local users
- helping committees to manage their halls professionally
- accessing funding and other help for projects
- helping committees to feel supported as volunteers
- providing information sheets
- producing a regular Community Halls Newsletter
- arranging Local Area Meetings for hall committees
- being available at the end of the phone, or coming out to visit hall committee members in their communities
Aon are please to donate £1000 to Little Milton as the winners of the prize draw that finished in September. The prize draw was open to all village halls that received a quote from Aon between April a......read more.
Lynne Newin, ORCC’s Community Halls Adviser, worked with Norah Lunn, Secretary of Grove Village Hall through the process of applying for funding for work to be carried out to make improvements to the ......read more.
Does your local community building struggle to keep the heat in during the chilly winter months? Would you like to see it becoming warmer and more welcoming AND costing less money to run?...read more.
Checkendon Village hall celebrated the completion of their Centenary renovation project with a lunch to honour grant providers, trustees, volunteers, members of the local community and contractors. ...read more.
Would you like your community hall to be more energy efficient? Are you worried about energy bills spiralling out of control? The Environmental Information Exchange (EiE), funded by the Trust for Ox......read more.
Representatives of Woodcote Community Centre Association were presented with a cheque for £250 by Lynne Newin, Community Halls Adviser of ORCC after becoming the winners of a draw run by their Village......read more.
On Sunday 11 December Great Haseley held their special Christmas edition of their farmers market. Held every second Sunday of the month, the farmers market gives local producers the opportunity to sh......read more.