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Is your land registered correctly with the Land Registry?

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 Charity land: register it or risk losing it
This article looks at the responsibility charities have to protect their assets including land. It considers some of the risks of losing unregistered land and suggest registration with the Land Registry as one of a number of safeguarding measures. Find out more at

Dorset Fire & Rescue - Fire Safety Events

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 Dorset Fire & Rescue have been holding Safety Events for Businesses and Community Halls around the County through the year.

The next one is in Christchurch on 5th November - How appropriate - and after that, there is a special 'Christmas-themed' event on Wednesday 10 December 2014 at their Service Headquarters on Poundbury.

If you would like to attend, contact Emma Turner on 01305 252785 or

Parliamentary Outreach Seminar: Dorchester 16 October

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Want to find out how you can have your say on proposed laws going through Parliament?

Come to a free Public Bill Seminar in Dorchester on Thursday 16 October 2014, 7pm – 9pm focusing on how laws go through Parliament and providing you with information on how to understand this process and engage with Parliament.   Join us to find out:

• What happens to a bill as it progresses through Parliament
• How to engage with bills and improve your campaigning

Charity commission changes

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 The Charity Commission website has moved to

Declaration of trustees
Reminder for each new trustee - they must sign a declaration. There is a new form for this -

Have you got a Cricket pitch to hire?

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 The Dorset Indians Cricket club is looking to make a block booking for 8 days in 2015.  Can you help?


DCA Information and Community Events

 If you are looking beyond your Hall for help and guidance, we recommend signing up for the regular Dorset Community Action eBulletins.  They are free and informative on areas of interest to Halls.

For example, this is an extract from their latest eBulletin:

Growing your Community by Social Enterprise

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 Are you looking to grow your community by setting up a Shop, saving a pub or or opening a cinema?

Fund for Building or Refurbishing Halls

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 You may have seen this in the latest DCA e-Bulletin.  If it does what it says, its just what many of our Halls are looking for.


The People's Millions Lottery Fund

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 There is just time to get your Hall entered for a significant grant if you are looking to build a new Hall...


DVHA AGM at Horton & Chalbury Hall

 The DVHA Eighth Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 3 May 2014 at Horton and Chalbury Village Hall, Horton, Wimborne BH21 7JA .  

The event was open to representatives of all Village and Community Halls in Dorset, with over 20 halls represented, and 5 joining DVHA on the day.

We welcome Tony Gibb of Sixpenny Handley Village Hall to the Committee.

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