Halls Together was first established in 2020 when the RCC (Leicestershire & Rutland) and Warwickshire RCC agreed to merge their respective Village Hall support services. By creating Halls Together both RCCs have been able to improve and expand the services they can offer to community buildings by pooling knowledge, skills, expertise, and resources.
The RCC and WRCC have a long history of supporting the establishment, management, and governance of Village Halls going back around 100 years. In more recent decades this support has expanded to cover a spectrum of other community buildings including community halls, church halls, sports pavilions, community libraries, and more. This activity culminated in the birth of Halls Together in late 2020. Initially established to support halls through the Covid-19 pandemic, Halls Together has grown from strength to strength, now forming one of the largest frontline village and community hall support networks in England.
Halls Together supports village halls, community halls, and other community buildings across all areas of Leicestershire, Rutland, Warwickshire, and Solihull.
Halls Together is delivered by the RCC (Leicestershire & Rutland) with input and support from WRCC. Assisted by colleagues from across both organisations, our core team is made up as follows:
John has worked with the RCC since 2011, specialising in village hall advice and rural community development. John now leads delivery of Halls Together acting as the point of contact and primary advisor for the service.
Kevin has vast experience in village and community hall advice. In his role as Executive Director at the RCC, Kevin provides overall management and leadership of the service.
In his role as Chief Executive at WRCC, Kim provides a wealth of leadership and experience to the Halls Together service including knowledge of rural Warwickshire and Solihull.
Also an Executive Director at the RCC, Sam supports Halls Together with all aspects of branding & communications.
Halls together is delivered by the RCC (Leicestershire & Rutland) in partnership with WRCC. Part of a national network of Rural Community Councils, and working with Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE), both organisations undertake charitable work to tackle deprivation and disadvantage in rural communities. Part of this work involves ensuring that communities have access to safe, welcoming, and high quality community facilities such as village and community halls.
Halls Together is delivered by the Rural Community Council (Leicestershire & Rutland)
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