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Suffolk Village Halls Network Event 2019

Community Action Suffolk would like to invite Village Hall Trustees and Volunteers to a specially arranged event during National Village Halls week. This network event will provide an opportunity for delegates to visit this recently constructed rural village hall in Westhorpe and showcase how this community worked tirelessly over a number of years to bring this fabulous local facility to fruition.

Lord Gardiner, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs, will be the key note speaker at the event and is visiting Suffolk during the National Village Halls Week.  Community Development Officers will also be present to inform delegates about the help and support  available for Village Halls in Suffolk

Location:         Westhorpe Village Hall, Westhorpe, Stowmarket, IP14 4SY

Date:               25th January 2019 

Time:               9.30am – 12:30pm

Price:               Free of Charge

Please Note:  Westhorpe Village Hall Management Committee have kindly asked all attending delegates to car share where possible due to the limited onsite and street parking. Additional parking is available at Westhorpe Hall which is 5 mins walk from the Village Hall.

Sat Nav for parking: Westhorpe Hall, Westhorpe, Stowmarket, Suffolk IP14 4SS

Booking Information

Bookings for the event can be made online: click here

For further information please contact Jon Eaton on 07775 907828 or email [email protected]



Registration and Coffee



Peter Richardson, CEO    
Community Action Suffolk


National Update Village Halls Week

Lord Gardiner, Under Secretary of State for Rural Affairs

10: 25

Welcome to Westhorpe Village Hall

Westhorpe VH Committee


Funding for Community Buildings

Babergh & MS DC/ CAS


VCSE Governance Health Check & CAS Support Services

Jon Eaton CAS Governance & Community Buildings Officer


Closing remarks

Peter Richardson CEO, CAS



1) 1 to 1 surgeries
(max 10mins)

Mid Suffolk DC and CAS Officers  

2) Westhorpe VH site walk & discussions

Westhorpe VH Committee

We look forward to welcoming you!