Course Description

This course is intended for members of community buildings management committees

It will be of particular interest to Chairs and Secretaries.

Antique, written in unintelligible language, about people long dead, even ‘lost’ – a Governing Document might not be bed-time reading but you can run into difficulties or find your ‘rules’ too restrictive when you want to develop your hall.

So, tear it up and write a new one?

Not so fast – there are rules and procedures.

Aims and Objectives 

  • Understanding the role of the governing document
  • Introduction to legal structures
  • How to ‘find’ Lost Documents
  • Understanding the role of the Official Custodian
  • Making changes to governing documents

About your tutor

Martin has worked for Devon Communities Together for 7 years, is a experienced community buildings adviser and as the Community Projects Officer he supports a number of our community engagement portfolios including community buildings, community planning, environment, sport and play.

Martin supports the Hallshare groups that operate around the County and assists village hall committees with matters of governance, management of halls and funding. He runs the Hallmark quality assurance scheme.

Special requirements

Please let Support Services know if there is anything that would affect your learning and if there is anything we can do to enable you to fully participate in our courses and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Please be advised that this event is being held out of usual business hours and unfortunately the lift to the first floor will not be available. If access will be a problem for you please do let us know and we can look into booking an alternative venue.

Call Support Services on 01392 248919 or email [email protected] 

Cancellation Policy

In the event that this course does not reach the minimum required number to proceed we will contact you and offer a credit against the next available course, the option to book an alternative course or a refund.

By proceeding with this booking you are agreeing to this cancellation policy.

Two ways to book


i) Complete the booking form and email it to [email protected] Download your booking form here 

ii) Book and pay for your course by selecting your ticket(s) below and following the online booking process.


i) Complete the booking form and email it to [email protected] Download the booking form here

ii) Your order will be acknowledged and your place will be confirmed once payment has been received. 

For any enquiries regarding booking and payment please contact our Training Administrator on 01392 248919 

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