Village Hall Summit 2018   

A forward planning day for your Village Hall

Wednesday 27 June 2018 4-8.30pm, NP HQ, Balloch

Village or community halls are the economic and social hub of our communities.  Offering a gathering space, facilities and activities – they not only provide for the wellbeing of the people living in the area but are also valuable capital assets making them an important contribution to the local economy. But properly maintaining and managing these spaces can be challenging for those with either little or lots of experience.

The Community Partnership, supported by Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority, is holding our first Village Hall Summit; bringing together all those in the NP and gateway communities who manage these community hubs.

The Summit will provide inspiration and practical advice to help build individual action plans for each hall, securing our collective vision for successful and sustainable community spaces across the park.

Village Hall Survey

Last year we invited Village Halls across the park to answer a short survey to help us gather information and build a picture of the resources and services they offer.  The survey also asked a series of questions asking what support they needed offering scope for further development.  Click here Community Partnership Village Hall Survey – Summary FINAL to read more.

Summit Programme

This event will consist of guest speakers, practical workshops and advisory sessions from experts in all aspects of hall management, topics will include:

  • Facilities Management
  • Social Enterprise
  • Asset Transfer
  • Funding
  • Governance
  • Fabric of the building

Hear from experts and learn best practice from your peers so that you can begin forward planning an exciting future for your hall.

Refreshments and a complimentary tea-time buffet will be served to guests.

Village Hall Case Study 1 – Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre

Each week we’ll be taking a look at other village and community halls across the globe using their space in innovative or impressive ways to help improve the facilities available to their community.  This week we explore  Taigh Chearsabhagh Museum & Arts Centre  www.taigh-chearsabhagh.org  in Loch Maddy a community hub where people can meet, share ideas, learn new skills and experience cultural interpretation that is imaginative and stimulating.

Specialist Advice

Along with representatives from more than 22 Village Halls we will also be joined by a wide range of experts. Watch this space for more details of our contributors.

Save the date!

A letter advising village hall committees to save the date has been issued, and a formal invitation & programme will follow. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the survey or event please feel free to get in touch.

Please call either Marie or Anne on 01389 722639 / 01389 722134 to discuss.