Scottish regulator wants help with village halls

Scotland’s charity regulator OSCR is looking for sector help in improving its understanding of the issues facing village halls.

OSCR is considering producing guidance for village halls, as there are several hundred village hall charities, many of which are seeking to make changes to either their legal structure or constitution, only to discover that they do not have the power to do so. The steps to address this problem can prove daunting to halls trustees.

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Legal help around community buildings

New guidance on the law about buildings and land designed to help busy managers of community buildings has been published on the Building Assets website.

The resource has been developed by Russell Cooke Solicitors, and should also be useful “for trustees and members of management committees and all in the sector who want to check or improve their understanding of the law in this vital area”.

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New central London charity office space

Opening in March 2015, with viewings available throughout February, CAN Mezzanine have secured their next central London social office space in Borough, SE1.

The new building, which is at the start of Great Dover Street, opposite Borough tube station and just 10 minutes from London Bridge, will house up to 500 individuals working in the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector. It will incorporate meeting and conference facilities and will be of the usual high standards of CAN Mezzanine, where organisations are clustered together for cost efficiencies, fostering peer to peer learning, collaborative efficiencies / joint contracting and bids.

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