Prize for village hall

West Hallam hall award
West Hallam hall award

Trustees of the West Hallam Village Hall charity are pictured collecting a certificate to confirm they have achieved Hallmark 1 accreditation.

The presentation was made by Helena Stubbs, the community buildings officer of Rural Action Derbyshire (formerly Derbyshire Rural Community Council).

The Hallmark Scheme, a nationally recognised quality standards scheme for village halls, is administered through Rural Action Derbyshire’s Community Buildings Service.

The scheme was launched by Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) in 2007 and is currently operating in 23 English counties.

It is specifically designed to recognise the different aspects of village and community hall management and is a great way for charitable halls to be measured on their performance.

West Hallam Village Hall Charity is the tenth group in Derbyshire to be awarded the Hallmark 1 Quality Standard. This is the first in a series of three Hallmark Awards that halls can aim for which specifically assesses whether the hall is complying with the requirements of its charitable status.

“We are delighted that West Hallam Village Hall is being awarded ” remarked Helena Stubbs,

Our photo shows various representatives of local groups with the certificate