Restricting funds for village halls will inevitably mean that when they come to need maintenance there will be no money, losing a key part of rural communities. Other village bodies suffer as well. Like much else of Labour legislation, the impact was never properly thought through. Repeal please !
The last Government severely restricted the number of times a year venues like village halls could run events with alcohol such as parties, dances, quiz nights, concerts etc. These events serve vital purposes: raising funds for the halls and for village charities. They are also a social keystone for the community. If the intention was to help local pubs the benefit is negligible, since these events attracted a different target audience entirely. There was no evidence there were any problems with noise, drunkeness etc either -many attendees are well past that stage anyway!