Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.

Username
  

Password
  





Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 14
» Latest member: ibbertonhall
» Forum threads: 13
» Forum posts: 20

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 8 online users.
» 0 Member(s) | 7 Guest(s)
Bing

Latest Threads
Some Wifi Pros and Cons
Forum: Wifi
Last Post: Membership
10-18-2021, 06:53 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 253
Piano - Any Takers?
Forum: Furniture
Last Post: Membership
10-15-2021, 11:36 AM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 485
Covid Grants Available
Forum: Covid grants
Last Post: DVHA Secretary
04-29-2021, 12:13 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 671
Link to the DVHA website
Forum: DVHA Website
Last Post: DVHA Secretary
03-24-2021, 06:23 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 364
How DVHA works
Forum: What DVHA is and does
Last Post: DVHA Secretary
03-24-2021, 06:19 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 375
DVHA Constitution
Forum: What DVHA is and does
Last Post: DVHA Secretary
03-24-2021, 05:16 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 336
Joining DVHA
Forum: DVHA Membership
Last Post: Membership
02-18-2021, 08:27 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 272

 
  Some Wifi Pros and Cons
Posted by: Membership - 10-18-2021, 06:53 PM - Forum: Wifi - No Replies

Wifi – A Few Comments
Some hirers are now asking whether WiFi is available, as some want to stream an event or allow messaging to take place during the meeting. Would your hall attract more business as a result?

Wifi
Pros:
·       To provide the users with Wifi
·       To enable the remote monitoring of CCTV
Cons:
·       Will need to have Broadband installed – which may result in a TV licence demand

2)  Methods
The supplied router
Pros:
·       No extra costs
Cons:
·       Usually in a non central location, providing a poor signal.
·       No logging of users – which is useful for security
·       Usually – one sign in only

Third Party Hardware
Pros:
·       Access points can be placed where needed
·       Users are logged, with a history of use
·       Ability for separate sign-in for guests and admin
·       Setup/configuration can be controlled remotely
Cons:
·       Wiring usually needs to be installed
·       Extra Costs

Other Methods

If you have a good 3G/4G signal - it is possible to provide a WiFi service using a device, somethimes even a phone.
Pros: 

  • Simple and good for a temporary provision
  • Free - if you have enough data on your device
Cons:
  • Data may have to be purchased from the 3G/4G Supplier 
  • If you have a good signal, users will probably be just as happy without supplied WiFi
If you would like a survey of your hall done, and a free quotation - contact membership@dorsethalls.net
 
 
 
 
 

Print this item

  Piano - Any Takers?
Posted by: blackcapsteve - 10-15-2021, 10:01 AM - Forum: Furniture - Replies (1)

From Puddletown VH

I am getting in touch as we have an upright piano looking for a new home and wondered if any local village halls would like it. It is free but collection from Puddletown would need to be arranged before the end of October. Please let me know if you have any suggestions as soon as possible. 

Kind regards
Kate Woodrow

Print this item

  Link to the DVHA website
Posted by: DVHA Secretary - 03-24-2021, 06:23 PM - Forum: DVHA Website - No Replies

The web address is http://dorsethalls.net

Print this item

  How DVHA works
Posted by: DVHA Secretary - 03-24-2021, 06:19 PM - Forum: What DVHA is and does - No Replies

The Dorset Village Halls Association (DVHA) was formed in 2005 as a self-help group for hall management committees in the face of increasing legislation and declining assistance from central government.  


The Benefits of Membership include 
  • Networking - Opportunities for meeting other hall management committee members with similar issues and problems, knowing we are not alone in the issues we face, and being able to give and receive help.
  • Information - Sharing knowledge on general and specific subjects; for example suppliers, legislation and funding.
  • Cooperation - potentially joint buying of common requirements  or negotiating discounts 
  • Website - has a full list of facilities in each member hall so encourages bookings from outsiders.  
All halls in Dorset, whether in the area of Dorset Council or BCP unitary authorities, can be members.  This includes village halls, community centres, church halls or any other building open to the community.
We have an executive committee with a chairman, secretary, treasurer and representatives from halls, ideally one from each area of the county. This meets several times each year to manage the affairs of the organisation and plan projects and events.
We have an AGM once a year when the officers are appointed.  We will hold training meetings on specific topics in various areas when there is sufficient interest.
We cover the basic operating costs from our annual subscriptions, but will also be canvassing for funding from the county.
But mostly, we are what you, our members, make of the Association
Membership costs £10.00 per annum and runs from April each year to the end of the following March.but has been suspended until the end of the Covid emergency.

Print this item

  DVHA Constitution
Posted by: DVHA Secretary - 03-24-2021, 05:16 PM - Forum: What DVHA is and does - No Replies

The constitution was last updated in 2016.  the full document is attached.



Attached Files
.pdf   DVHA Constitution updated at AGM on 14 May 2016.doc.pdf (Size: 126.69 KB / Downloads: 1)
Print this item

  Covid Grants Available
Posted by: DVHA Secretary - 02-19-2021, 09:08 AM - Forum: Covid grants - Replies (1)

The Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) grant is paid to businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors affected by the lockdown.  Although the criteria are not specific to village halls and community centres, several member halls have been successful.  If the rateable value of your hall is £15,000 or less, the grant is £667 per 14 days of closure which means that you should receive £1,334 for November’s lockdown, £2,001 for 5 January to 15 February 2021 plus the hall is eligible for a one-off Closed Business Lockdown Payment of £4,000.  A grand total of £7,335.  If your rateable value is higher you will get more.

Have you been successful applying for a Covid grant?

Print this item

  Joining DVHA
Posted by: Membership - 02-18-2021, 08:27 PM - Forum: DVHA Membership - No Replies

If you would like to join then please fill in the attached form and return it to membership@dorsethalls.net

Membership for 2021 - 2022 is currently free



Attached Files
.pdf   DVHA New Member Application Form 2021-22u.pdf (Size: 241.44 KB / Downloads: 1)
Print this item