Village halls at risk unless new generation of volunteers can be found, Cambridgeshire ACRE warns

Little Downham Village Hall

Little Downham Village Hall - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire’s village halls are at threat unless a new generation of volunteers can be found to manage the buildings, a community council has warned.

Julie Weekes, village advisor for Cambridgeshire ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England), which supports community projects, said: “Without the dedicated volunteers many halls would not be available for community use today.

“Cambridgeshire villages have seen the closure of post offices, shops and the reduction in regular public transport; we don’t want to see the village hall be next.

“Those running Cambridgeshire community buildings have left a great legacy. A new generation of volunteers are needed to continue the good work.”

Anyone looking for help with a village hall or community building can contact Julie on 01353 860850 for advice.

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