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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.

DCA Training Schedule

DCA Training Courses for operating our Halls in a professional manner

Please follow the links below or contact DCA direct if you want to attend any of the events.

The Great Dorset Halls Fair Report

Here is a brief summary of the 2013 Halls Fair which was a joint collaboration between the Dorset Village Halls Association, East Dorset District Council and Dorset Community Action, held at the Allendale Community Centre, Wimborne on 4th October 2013.

My thanks to all who participated or contributed, and especially to our District Council who provided the venue.
Baird Oldrey, Chairman


DVHA AGM at the Great Dorset Halls Fair

 Our AGM for the years 2011-13, which was postponed in May is now arranged for the 4th October at 5pm in the Allendale Centre, Wimborne at the end of our Great Dorset Halls Fair.

The Agenda was as follows:


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