Village halls and other community buildings are the focus for people who live in rural communities. Halls are varied: rural community centres, Womens Institutes, British Legion halls, memorial halls and halls belonging to churches and chapels. In the past few years, many are no longer just a place to meet for social occasions such as parties, wedding receptions, guides and scouts clubs but have blossomed into providing a venue for an impressive range of other activities such as local health facilities, farmers' markets, lunch club for older people and IT facilities. These are the village halls of the future. This resulted from the energy and commitment of village hall committees, and many projects have stemmed from involving the community, tapping into their talents, time and skills. Contact your local village hall for details of activities/events.