Village hall door

Action With Communities in Rural England (ACRE) needs your help with a crucial survey of meeting facilities for the community. It is only carried out every ten years.

Can you help them to collect responses by forwarding the link below to anyone in the parish responsible for running a community building. This could be anything from a village hall, community centre, sports pavilion, church hall, to a church providing community use, Miners Welfare Institute or WI hall.  It is important to us that ACRE have up to date information about halls and the social and economic impact they deliver for their communities.

The data will help to secure funding for halls, funding for Network services, and to ensure ACRE’s services and information adapts to the challenges facing halls and communities.  This survey will also provide data about changes in society which would otherwise be hard to capture. ACRE has regularly used this evidence, both to support village halls (e.g. achieving licensing changes) and in its wider work (e.g. the House of Lords inquiry into the Rural Economy).

Complete the survey at:


ACRE (Action with Communities in Rural England) is the national body for 38 charitable local development agencies.

Our vision – to be the voice of rural communities – is supported by the wealth of evidence and intelligence on rural matters that we collect from our members.

We use this evidence to influence national policy on rural issues, from housing, health and transport to broadband, services and fuel poverty.