March 25, 2020

Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic it is a very difficult time for communities across the country. We are in unprecedented times and are having to review our policy and the cover provided as new issues emerge.

We have received a number of enquiries as to whether Vi...

January 24, 2020

We have seen a rise in the number of community buildings fitting defibrillators at their premises. Such devices play a vital role in helping save lives and are a real community asset.

Such devices give a high energy electric shock to the heart through the chest wall to...

January 23, 2020

On yesterday's post we wrote about the licensing requirements for Village Halls and community buildings. One activity we are seeing more often with our halls are film screenings. With some rural communities facing a lengthy journey to their local multiplex a Community...

January 22, 2020

We attend a number of Village Hall conferences around the country and one of the subjects which delegates often discuss is the need to obtain a licence for different types of activity.  With Village Halls diversifying and offering an even wider range of activities and...

January 21, 2020

Ansvar Insurance have recently reported a rise in the number of insurance claims from the charities they insure relating to slips and trips. Owing to this they have produced a risk advice document to try and avoid such incidents.  This can be viewed in full here but we...

January 20, 2020

We are always looking for new ways to help our clients reduce the number of claims they make or lessen the severity of damage caused. Water damage is a common claim for community buildings so we are pleased to offer our clients a free LeakBot device.  This is a smart l...

October 31, 2018

We have just finished our newsletter which will be included with your 2019 renewal documents.

This can be viewed online by clicking here and includes articles on the following:

  • Our New Health & Safety e-Learning Module

  • Liability for Bouncy Castles

  • Trustees...

October 18, 2018

When it comes to electricity we don’t need to explain the dangers facing both volunteers and users of your hall. You need to ensure that your property is safe to use and document your procedures in case of an accident.

There is no timescale specified in your policy for...

January 23, 2018

One of the most important issues for any Village Hall management committee is to ensure that your hall is safe for use by both hirers and volunteers. In order to encourage and reward good risk management, Ansvar Insurance are now offering discounted premiums for commit...

January 5, 2018

We asked one of our long-standing clients – Ann Abernethie – to outline the reasons why the committee of Verwood Memorial Hall are so successful in managing their Hall successfully and attracting hirers.  Ann’s comments are shown below.

Aim: to provide a multi-use villa...

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