Action with Communities in Rural Kent (previously known as Kent Rural Community Council) is an independent voluntary organisation (Registered Charity No. 212796).
Membership is open to any organisation, community group or individual who supports our purpose. Benefits of membership include our monthly newsletter, "Rural News" and our periodical, "Oast to Coast" for news and information on rural issues, as well as invitations to participate in seminars, events and conferences at reduced rates, also one to one advice.
For more information on member benefits click here.
Action with Communities in Rural Kent
The Old Granary, Penstock Hall Farm, East Brabourne, Kent TN25 5LL
Tel: 01303 813790
Village Hall Events - visit the events page for the upto date workshops/seminars for 2014 (posted 21/11/13)
"Oast to Coast" Kentish Bitter
The Old Dairy Brewery of Rolvenden has produced a new bitter beer "Oast To Coast" to help mark our 90th Anniversary. Available in bottles in pubs and shops in Kent it can also be bought direct from the brewery in bottles or polypins. For each bottle sold The Old Dairy will make a donation to Action with Communities in Rural Kent. Why not help us by trying this lovely local brew. Find out more here. (posted 13/08/13)
ACRE Village Hall Information Sheets
A number of new information sheets have been added on our Members Page including "Providing services in village halls", "Village halls and car parks" and "Making your village hall accessible". A number of other sheets have been updated. Village Halls in membership of ACRK can log in to the Members Page and download any or all of the information sheets. (Posted 24/07/13)
The Hallmark scheme promotes the delivery of effective and well-managed village halls through a quality standards scheme which is backed up by a system of peer visitors. If you are interested in applying for the hallmark scheme for your hall, please contact Becky Williams. A list of halls in Kent that have achieved accreditation can be found on the "Our Work" Page - Community Halls. (posted 24/07/13)
Village Hall "News Exchange"
Copies of all responses to the "news exchange" queries are available from the members page. Recent queries consisted of: purchasing equipment, installing CCTV, advertising and many more. (posted 18/07/13)
New Renewable Energy Guide
Download a new practical guide to developing community renewable enrgy projects. Community owned renewable energy projects represent a powerful opportunity to give communities their own energy supply. They can also help reduce CO2 emmissions, generate income and act as a catalyst for other community based projects. (Posted 09/07/13)