• Village halls have a role in digitally connecting communities says new research

    Posted 24th Jan 2022

    Village halls are aware of the need to become digitally connected and the role they can play as community digital hubs, according to research carried out by the Centre for Rural Economy at Newcastle University and launched today at a Village Halls Week event held by CAN. — Read more.

  • CAN recruiting Energy Adviser

    Posted 11th May 2021

    CAN is recruiting a part-time Energy Adviser to provide advice and support to households, individuals and groups in rural Northumberland through the ‘Remote Northumberland Energy Advice’ project. — Read more.

  • Guest blog: Inspired by history - my visit to Northumberland Archives

    Posted 6th Jan 2022

    A recent trip to the Northumberland Archives inspired the following guest blog written by a volunteer from our Village Halls Heritage project. Alison Cowen from the Jubilee Hall in Newton by the Moor got to visit behind the scenes as part of a training session organised by CAN to learn how to research the history of village halls Over to you Alison! — Read more.

  • National Village Halls week: 24th – 30th January 2022

    Posted 6th Jan 2022

    Action with Communities in Rural England (ACRE) will be raising awareness of the contribution village halls make to rural communities, as well as inspiring the volunteers who run them to get creative and improve their offer to their community. — Read more.

  • Andy's Blog: The electricity network – building back better?

    Posted 10th Dec 2021

    Andy Dean, CAN’s Chief Exec, writes: The havoc caused by Storm Arwen has been awful. Local communities, including Parish Councils, village halls and warm hubs, have all stepped up to help in whatever ways they can along with many other organisations and individuals. — Read more.