Cambridgeshire ACRE’s AGM

Date: Wednesday 25 September 2019
Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm
Venue: Little Downham Village Hall, Main Street, Little Downham, Ely, CB6 2ST

We invite our members, partners and supporters to attend Cambridgeshire ACRE’s Annual General Meeting which is being held on Wednesday 25 September 2019, from 2.00pm – 5.00pm, at Little Downham Village Hall, Main Street, Little Downham, Ely, CB6 2ST. Tea and cake will be served.

The official Notice for this meeting can be downloaded here and a pack of supporting papers can be downloaded here. The afternoon will be chaired by our President, Sir Hugh Duberly, and, apart from the usual AGM business, we will be inviting members to adopt Cambridgeshire ACRE’s new Articles of Association. We are delighted that our Vice President, the Right Reverend Stephen Conway, Bishop of Ely, will also be joining us to tell us more about his work, and that of the Diocese of Ely, with rural communities. The afternoon will conclude with the launch of Cambridgeshire ACRE’s new Strategy for 2019 – 2024 and presentation of Hallmark certificates to two successful village halls.

We hope that you are able to join us for this interesting and informative afternoon. To book a place (or places) at our AGM, please click here and complete your details. Joining instructions will be sent to everyone who registers one week prior to the event.

For members only: If you are unable to attend and wish to appoint a proxy to vote on your behalf, please download this proxy form, complete and return to us following the instructions on the form.

If you have any queries or need help making your booking or exercising your proxy, please contact Alison Brown on 01353 865029.

Save the date – Friday 8 November 2019

Cambridgeshire Local Councils Conference 2019

Marriott Hotel, Kingfisher Way, Hinchingbrooke Business Park, Huntingdon, PE29 6FL
Friday 8 November 2019, 9.00am – 3.00pm


We are pleased to announce that this year’s Annual Conference for
Cambridgeshire Local Councils will be taking place on Friday 8 November 2019 in Huntingdon. 

The full programme for the event has yet to be finalised but we wanted to give as much notice of the date as possible so that all local councils in Cambridgeshire have a chance to consider sending one or more representatives along. More details on the programme and how to book will be released by mid-September.

The conference will follow a similar format to last year’s event with speakers, workshops, a marketplace of stalls, lunch and opportunities for networking with other attendees.

This event will be useful to Councillors and Clerks from local councils, District and County Councillors and representatives from organisations that work with, and support, local councils across Cambridgeshire. 

Please mark the date in your diaries now and look out for further information in due course.
Any queries?
Any queries at this stage should be addressed to Alison Brown at Cambridgeshire ACRE on 01353 865029 or

Ping in the Community

Ping in the Community offers table tennis packages to community organisations and venues, to allow them to introduce and embed social table tennis into their community.

To celebrate 10 years of the Ping project, we’re offering our full size indoor table tennis package at half price for just £100! You’ll get all the equipment you need, including bats and balls, as well as resources to help you advertise and activate the activity.

For more information and to buy your own package, visit

Finance Training available

Finance Training

This autumn CAPALC welcome back Steve Parkinson from Parkinson Partnerships LLP to present 3 essential finance training courses:

Finance for Clerks – 11th September 2019 – Full day – 10am until 4pm

Costs: £75 members (£150 non-members) Lunch is not provided

Venue: Lower Cambourne Cricket Pavilion, Woodfield Lane, Lower Cambourne, Cambs, CB23 6FD (parking is located behind the cricket pavilion/Co-op)

Introduction to VAT – 12th September 2019  – 9.30am until 12.30pm (3 hours)
Cost: £40 members (£80 non-members)

Budgeting & Finance Control – 12th September 2019 – 1.30pm – 4.30 pm (3 hours)
Cost: £40 members (£80 non-members)

The venue for both events on the 12th September will be held at the following venue: Blue School – Classroom 2, Eastgate, Great Cambourne, CB23 6DZ

Download your booking form here:
Return to Tina Webb

See below details of Booking Terms & Conditions:

Zero Carbon funding in South Cambs

This pot of funding is open to any non- profit group or organisation in South Cambridgeshire area for further information contact Emma Dyer

South Cambs District Council are holding a networking and Information event around our recently launched Zero Carbon Communities grant at 6-8pm on Weds 4th Sep.

The event is being held at: South Cambridgeshire Hall, Cambourne Business Park, Cambourne, Cambridge, CB23 6EA

Refreshments will be provided for those attending.

In the meantime our webpage, application form and guidance notes can be found can be found at