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Successful Village Hall Network Meeting

There was a great turnout at the recent Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting held at Derrington Village Hall. This second network meeting, held on Monday 20th May was attended by over 30 people representing 19 village halls around the county. Participants picked up some tips on succession planning, attracting new volunteers and widening the customer base, with a lively presentation from Vicky Green of Codsall Village Hall, sharing some of their ideas and experiences.  

Voting is open for the Calor Rural Community Fund

From sports club showers to adventure playgrounds, from musical instruments to new kitchens, from books to village hall heating, the Rural Community Fund has helped hundreds of people living in rural communities across the UK.

And this year they have so more community projects competing for funding. Voting is open until 17th June so it’s your chance to support projects to get them through to the finals.

Kaleidoscope Choir invite you to their next concert

Kaleidoscope is a female voice choir which aims to promote and foster a love of singing within the community and aid selected charities wherever possible.

They are currently preparing for their next concert, which is fundraising for Myeloma UK.  The concert is taking place on Saturday 15th June 2019 at Elford Village Hall, stating at 7:30pm.

Full details and how to purchase tickets can be found on the attached poster, or by emailing tickets@kaleidoscopechoir.co.uk 

Staffordshire Village Halls Network Meeting – Succession Planning and widening Engagement within your communities

The 2nd Staffordshire Village Halls Network meeting, organised by Support Staffordshire, will centre on the theme of Succession Planning, wider engagement and recruiting volunteers. The format will be 2 -3 hours of talks, presentations and networking time with refreshments.


The agenda will be circulated before the event.  Places are limited, so to guarantee your place book now.


Please note: Derrington village hall has a small car park, and car parking on the road will be necessary.

Voluntary Transport for the Disabled

A Community Service in Difficulty

Two years ago last December a vital Community Transport Service run by Lichfield District Council ceased due to national and local government austerity cuts. The council could not afford to run the service for the community or maintain its fleet of vehicles to the required standard for passenger transport. They are now at a stage where another local transport charity is in danger of closing down not due to any financial concerns at present but because of a lack of interest from the local community.

Calor Rural Community Fund

Calor offer rural off grid communities the chance to gain funding for projects that will improve local life.

Projects supported could be anything from redecorating your community centre or village hall; to new equipment for youth clubs, sports teams or scout groups. Calor are open to ideas

They offer grants of up to £5,000 for projects that provide an on-going service for local communities.

Rural communities with projects off the mains gas grid can submit their projects for funding.

Support Staffordshire Connectors - Staffordshire Moorlands

Would you like to try something new; learn some new skills?

Are you a people person?

Do you like to help and meet people?

Do you have some spare time?

Are you passionate about your community?

If you have answered yes to all of these we think you’d be great as a Community Connector in your area of the Staffordshire Moorlands.

You are probably also the sort of person who likes to keep up to date with what’s available/happening within your local community.