Residents of Aycliffe Village are invited to a meeting to decide the future of the village hall.
Great Aycliffe Village Hall Association has called an extraordinary meeting to adopt two resolutions which are crucial to whether we are able to retain the village hall.
The meeting, which takes place on Saturday, June 14th, at the village hall at 11am, is required because of changes to how village halls are managed.
Up to now, Aycliffe Village Hall has been financed by Durham County Council. However, this is no longer the case, and now there are two options facing residents.
Either we accept financial responsibility for the running of the hall, under a process called Asset Transfer, or we give up the hall.
To accept responsibility for the hall, we need a new constitution to provide more security for trustees in the lead up to the Asset Transfer process. The new constititution has to be accepted by members.
If you wish to receive a copy of the proposed new constitution please e-mail or to read more about the new legislation, please visit the Charities Commission’s website.
If you wish to have an input into whether or not we keep the village hall, then it is vital that you attend the meeting on June 14th.