Protecting the future of village halls

Monday, November 20, 2017

There are about 10,000 village halls across England and most of the villages in Northamptonshire have one. They can vary from the small to the large, from the old to the new and from the dilapidated to the pristine. They are an essential part of village life along with the pub, the school and the church. And, unfortunately as with all these other assets of rural living, they are under threat from lack of use, rising costs and an increasingly aged management team. In this article, Richard Hollingum looks at the problems and benefits of a hall for the whole village to use…