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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.

DCA Training Events

 Forthcoming DCA training and events

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Community volunteers opportunity

 We recently received this from: Hana Backland []

Subject: Community volunteers opportunity: Big Lunch Extras

ACRE Advice sheets and Model Documents

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 The ACRE Datasheets are an invaluable source of advice on a number of issues concerning Village and Community Halls.  These used to be available from our Village Halls Advisor, but now can be ordered direct from ACRE by following this link.

We will continue to explore other methods of getting these from local sources more quickly, but in the meantime, please use this ordering method.


Employment liability and Insurance

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 We have received an email from one of our specialist Insureres about the liabilities we have when having external cleaners.

If this affects you, then click 'View' below to read on

Invitation to a a Supplier's Fayre

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 Wiltshire Community First are holding a Supplier's Fayre in Wilton, just over the border from North Dorset, and have invited Dorset Halls to attend if we are interested.

Free entry – Friday 11th April 2-6 pm at Michael Herbert Hall, South Street, Wilton SP2 0JS Michael Herbert Hall, refreshments available.

Fire Responsibilities and advice

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 Dorset Fire and Rescue Service

The Fire Service is holding a number of free information sessions in various areas of Dorset on various dates and would like local business people to come along. This will also be of interest to Village Halls and Community Centres.

Recycling Centres at Village Halls

Do you house a Recycling Centre?

Many halls house Recycling Centres for the benefit of their Community.  The Dorset Waste Partnership are proposing to close the majority of these 'bring bank centres' between March and May 2014 - this year!  As unpaid partners in this facility, we have been neither consulted, rewarded or thanked.  It would appear that in future any glass or cans or plastic bottles currently put in these bins are to be considered as 'Trade Waste' for which we will have to pay.

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