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Jon Bright of the Oxfordshire Rural Community Council has ask that the following be passed on:
The Network, of which Oxfordshire Rural Community Council is a member, is the only nationwide organisation with a dedicated rural community focus; building community resilience, strengthening local enterprise and supporting the most vulnerable in our society.
As you will be aware, we are the sole network that provides advice, support and training to the 80,000 volunteers who keep England’s 10,000 village halls alive. We have been supported by Government investment for decades. Now, however, we have been advised by civil servants to expect no further funding from Defra. We are extremely concerned that this loss of funding would have a negative impact on the service we are able to provide to village halls across Oxfordshire, who play a crucial role at the heart of rural communities.
Please show your support for rural communities by signing the ACRE Network online petition at http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/73418. We’d be grateful if you could share this link with all your trustees, volunteers and hall users.