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Suffolk Village Halls Conference – 7th November 2018

Community Action Suffolk are pleased to confirm the arrangements for the Suffolk Village Halls & Community Buildings Conference 2018. The conference has been planned for trustees, officers, staff and volunteers involved in managing and running community buildings. Delegates will learn and receive information on village halls and community buildings which can be taken back and applied locally.

Venue: Riverside Centre, Stratford St Andrew (post code for sat nav. IP17 1LL)

Date:    Wednesday 7th November 2018

Time:   10am to 3:30pm (registration and market place from 9.30am)

Cost:    £25 per delegate (lunch and refreshments included), payment to be made at time of booking

Please see the agenda below this paragraph which has keynote speakers including Deborah Clarke, Rural Evidence Manager at National ACRE, Alan Wilkinson from KLH Architects, the Big Lottery funded Westhorpe Village Hall and Paul White discussing Safety & Security options for Village Halls and Community Buildings.


Delegate workshops include legislation updates from Suffolk Fire & Rescue, an insight into Health & Safety compliance from Acer Safety Services, Tech Solutions for Village Halls, Insurance information, access to Professional Services via Suffolk Pro Help and funding guidance for Community Buildings.

The event expects to attract delegates from the hundreds of village halls and community buildings from across Suffolk. Attendee’s will have the chance to network with others, hear from national speakers, engage with professional trade stands and learn new skills and practices.

To register your place for the Suffolk Village Halls & Community Buildings Conference 2018 please visit Please note, payment is required at the time of booking. Event registration will close at 12noon on Monday 5th November 2018.

For further information, please contact Jon Eaton on 07775 907827 or email [email protected]