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The Community Centre is delighted to announced that it has been achieved certification under the Hallmark Scheme for local community buildings, awarded by Action for Communities in Rural England (ACRE)

This scheme offers village halls and community buildings a framework to help them assess how to improve the management of their buildings. It is carried out by trained peer visitors using a checklist to identify areas that are run well and areas that need improvement. The assessment in Tarvin was undertaken on March 7th by an assessor from Cheshire Community Action, who manage the scheme locally.

Over a number of years ACRE has developed a wide range of policies and procedure that guide community centre committees along the sometimes convoluted path of rights and responsibilities, ensuing that there is proper accountability and legal protection for all who manage and use the building. Aspects covered at the assessment included the Committee and AGM, Accounts, Insurance, Trusteeship and Maintenance. Though certain recommendations were suggested, the Community Centre passed with flying colours and a certificate for display will be issued soon. This is a Level 1 accreditation and the process of achieving Level 2, covering Health, Safety and Security will be applied for soon.

Having such a standard in place means that the running of the Community Centre is independent of the individuals who are currently involved and newcomers who wish to become involved can feel secure that there is a system in place to guide them.

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  • Fi Miles

    The running of the centre may be independent of the individuals who are currently involved, but I am sure i am not alone in wanting to highlight the hard work and dedication of those very individuals that got the centre to this stage. Everyone on the committee, everyone who volunteers their time to keep the place looking incredible and getting used. I won't list all the names as I'll miss someone, which might cause offence. You all know who you are and you are all incredible! Me and many others like me are very grateful that you work so tirelessly, helping to provide this invaluable resource. THANK YOU

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