Victory for Somerset’s network of 329 village halls

unnamedA Home Office ruling on licensing fees is being hailed as a victory for Somerset’s network of 329 village halls. Hall committees had feared that Government proposals to set fees locally would lead to an increase in charges. However, after listening to the views of volunteers who run the halls, the Home Office has decided that fees will continue to be set nationally. Community Council for Somerset (CCS) says the decision is a victory for village halls and community buildings. The charity, part of the ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) Network, runs a dedicated advice service for village hall management committee members. Full story: Read more