Success for Mandeville Hall trustees achieving Hallmark accreditation

Congratulations to the trustees of Mandeville Hall in Kimbolton on achieving Hallmark 1 accreditation.

Hallmark is a nationally recognised quality standard scheme for village halls and community facilities.

Cambridgeshire ACRE runs the scheme throughout the County and are pleased to announce the trustees at Mandeville Hall have achieved the highest mark possible to gain Hallmark 1 accreditation. The hall has been praised for their excellent management of their facility. The visitors who carried out the accreditation inspection were impressed with the dedication of the trustees and the considerable amount of work they have completed over recent years to ensure the facility continues to be at the heart of the community.

The benefits of the Hallmark scheme for village halls includes formal recognition that the community facility has embedded good practice and procedures, giving the residents and hirers confidence that their valuable community venue is being well managed and run by the trustees. There are three levels to the Hallmark scheme and it is hoped the trustees and volunteers at Mandeville Hall will soon go on to achieve the next two levels.

Kirsten Bennett, Chief Executive of Cambridgeshire ACRE said: “I would like to congratulate the trustees and volunteers at Mandeville Hall on their recent success with Hallmark 1. This accreditation is confirmation of the hard work and dedication of the management committee and supporters of the village hall. I wish them every success as they progress through the next two levels of the scheme.”

Robert Oliver Chairman of the trustees said: “Our management committee are delighted at achieving the Hallmark 1 accreditation. We believe that the Hallmark scheme helps not only to improve the management of community buildings but also to engender a shared pride amongst the local community in their village hall. We thank Cambridgeshire ACRE for this accreditation which acknowledges all the hard work of our trustees and volunteers over many years.  We have already commenced our preparations for the next level and hope to be in a position to apply for Hallmark 2 this summer.”

Picture: Trustees Stan & Shirley Rhodes & Robert Oliver receiving Hallmark Certification from Lisa Chambers of Cambridgeshire ACRE


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