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Community Meeting on Friday 6th September 2013

Free First Aid session 11am to 12noon
 
The meeting will start at 10am as usual with the opportunity to raise issues and receive feedback on previous issues.  

The Medway Centre, Medway Road, Huntingdon.

All welcome.   
 

Community Hub on Tuesday 6th August 2013

Oxmoor Community Action Group is holding a Community Hub (formerly the Drop-in) on Tuesday 6th August.
 
5pm to 7pm at the Medway Centre, Medway Road, Huntingdon. 
 
There will be service providers attending plus local groups - including Life Amid/After Debt (LAD), British Heart Foundation, health trainer, Moor Community Centre, Moor WI. Also Indian finger snacks and Henna Designs.
 
Everybody welcome.
 

More information [email protected]

Community meeting on Friday 5th July 2013

The Record of the Community Meeting held on Friday 5th July 2013 can be found here.

 

Help is needed to tidy Coneygear Park. If you can, please come to the Park at 10am on Thursday 4th July to play your part in the clean up. Many thanks!!

This clean up event is prior to the OCAG.NoW community meeting on Friday 5th July when Coneygear Park and the formation of Friends of Coneygear Park will be discussed. This meeting will allow you to raise your issues and concerns, and will establish a way forward. The meeting will be held in the Medway Centre starting at 10am. 

 

Important news about OCAG.NoW monthly Community Meetings and Community Drop-in sessions

Starting in April 2013 the OCAG.NoW monthly Friday morning Community Meetings will alternate with monthly evening Community Drop-In sessions.

The Friday morning Community Meetings enable you to raise issues of concern to you, receive feedback on previous issues, find out what is going on in the area, and find out how OCAG.NoW making it happen for you. The meetings are held in the Medway Centre s
tarting at 10am until 12noon. The remaining 2013 dates are 5th July6th September and 1st November. 


The Thursday evening Community Drop-in sessions will enable you to talk to representatives from different organisations in the area with whom you can raise issues of concern to you, find out what is going on in the area, and find out how OCAG.NoW making it happen for you. The drop-in sessions are held in the Moor Community Centre & Cafe (inside the Maple Centre - above the Post Office - in Oak Drive) starting at 5.30pm until 7.30pm. The remaining 2013 dates are 1st August, 3rd October and 5th December.

You can contact OCAG.NoW at any time by emailing [email protected] or leaving a message or comment on ww.facebook.com/OCAG.NoW or telephoning 01487 823082. 

Community Drop-in on Thursday 6th June

Community/Public/Residents Meeting - May 2013

Community/Public/Residents Meeting - March 2013

The report on the Community Meeting held on Friday 1st March 2013 can be found here.  

The next OCAG.NoW Community/Public meeting will be held on Friday 1st March 2013 at the Medway Centre at 10am.

Community/Public/Residents Meeting - February 2013

The report on the Community Meeting held on Friday 8th February 2013 can be found here.

The next OCAG.NoW Community/Public meeting will be held on Friday 8th February 2013 at the Medway Centre at 10am. Please note change of date. 

 

Community/Public Meeting - January 2013

The report on the Community/Public meeting held on Friday 4th January 2013 can be found here.

The next OCAG.NoW Community/Public meeting will be held on Friday 4th January 2013 at the Medway Centre at 10am. 

 There will be an update on local issues and OCAG.NoW projects, and the opportunity for you to raise issues that are of concern to you. 

Sarah Dyer from the Plant Centre at Huntingdonshire Regional College will be talking about winter planting and Christmas plants. There will also be an update on local issues and OCAG.NoW projects, and the opportunity for you to raise issues that are of concern to you. 
This meeting, like all OCAG.NoW Community Meetings, is open to all. A warm welcome awaits you.

Sarah Dyer from the Plant Centre at Huntingdonshire Regional College will be talking about winter planting and Christmas plants. There will also be an update on local issues and OCAG.NoW projects, and the opportunity for you to raise issues that are of concern to you. 

Light refreshments will be served.  


The next monthly OCAG.NoW Community Meeting will be held on Friday 7th December 2012 at the Medway Centre at 10am.next

Community/Public meeting - December 2012

Annual General Meeting - November 2012

Oxmoor Community Action Group Huntingdon North Ward (OCAG.NoW) 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM)

was held on

Wednesday 14th November 2012

7pm to 8.30pm at The Medway Centre 

Other than the Annual General Meeting there was not a Community Meeting in November 2012 

The report on the AGM is not yet available.   

Community/Public meeting - October 2012

Community/Public meeting - September 2012

Community/Public Meeting - August 2012 

The Report for this meeting is not yet available.

Community/Public Meeting - July 2012

The Report for this meeting is not yet available.

 

Community/Public Meeting - June 2012

The Report for this meeting is not yet available.

Community/Public Meeting - May 2012

The Report for this meeting is not yet available.

Community/Public Meeting - April 2012

The Report for this meeting is not yet available.  

More information about Health Trainers can be found here.

Community Meeting - March 2012

Community Meeting - February 2012

Community Meeting - January 2012

Community Meeting - December 2011

Proposed Multi-use Games Area (MUGA) and traffic calming in Sallowbush Road

The MUGA was formally opened on Saturday 12th May 2012. 

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The MUGA and traffic calming will be on the agenda at the next OCAG community meeting, on Friday 2nd December at 10am in the Medway Centre. A crèche will be available. Relevant people will be asked to attend to answer residents’ questions.

Here follows a copy of the letter (dated 19th October 2011) sent to local residents by Claudia Deeth, Community Safety Team Leader:

“For a number of years, Huntingdonshire District Council, Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Cambridgeshire County Council Youth Service and Huntingdon Town Council have been working together to consider installing a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) in the Sallowbush Road area.

“The need for a facility of this kind has been identified by complaints being received from residents about the anti-social playing of ball games on small grassed areas close to properties. Huntingdonshire District Council does not consider the playing of ball games to be anti-social behaviour but does recognise that it can have a negative impact on residents’ quality of life.

“As a result of the complaints received and working with local young people, it was identified that installing a MUGA could have a very positive impact on the area as well as providing an excellent diversionary activity for those living locally. The proposed site for this facility is the grassed area next to the cycle track and opposite St John’s primary school. Enclosed with this letter are some pictures of MUGAs that are located in other areas of the District as well as a plan identifying where the proposed MUGA will be installed.

“In conjunction with the MUGA is the proposal to construct a traffic calming feature which would help to reduce the speed of traffic along Sallowbush Road. This was considered as a minimum pre-requisite for the construction of the MUGA which will attract users from various parts of the area and generate more crossings of Sallowbush Road. The feature would also act as a crossing point for pedestrians and cyclists using the east west cycleway from Oxmoor Lane to St Peter’s Road, from the nearby St John’s C of E Primary School and adjacent urban housing.

“The road was originally designed as a main access route, being over 7m wide with long straights either side of a large radius 90 degree bend. The result is a road in a busy urban area with vehicle speeds which exceed the 30mph speed limit. A recent traffic survey showed an average speed of 34 mph with 40% exceeding 35mph in a northerly direction and an average speed of 32mph and 25% exceeding 35mph in a southerly direction.

“As residents living close to the proposed location of the new MUGA and traffic calming feature, I would like to have your views.”

Residents were invited to attend an exhibition where they had the opportunity to meet representatives from the organisations who have been involved in this project, see the proposed design and some examples of best practice from elsewhere as well as meet some of the young people living locally. This event took place on Wednesday 2nd November 2011 from 6 – 8pm at Huntingdon Youth Centre, Sallowbush Road, Huntingdon. For those unable to attend this event a questionnaire and self addressed envelope were provided.

Claudia Deeth later writes:

“The purpose of the MUGA is to provide somewhere safe and appropriate for young people to play and participate in sport that is not too close to peoples’ homes to cause nuisance or damage. The suggested location for this facility has been chosen because it is already green open space that is owned by HDC [Huntingdonshire District Council], it has good access points and is close to a well used cycleway. It is in a location that is not isolated and has good natural surveillance.

“In association with the MUGA it was thought necessary to install a traffic calming feature which would also allow a safe crossing point for users of the MUGA. It is unfortunate that [some of the] residents from Sycamore Drive were unable to attend the consultation event that was held on Wednesday 2nd November, but I do hope they completed the questionnaire that they would have received which encouraged residents to raise any concerns about the proposed scheme. To date, 41 responses have been received with the majority being in support of the MUGA and the traffic calming.”

Click here for a link to the map.

Huntingdon North Ward

The map shows Huntingdon North Ward area as marked in red for electoral purposes. Added in blue is open to consideration for extending OCAG's and Moor in Bloom's coverage. Moor in Bloom already includes St Peters, St Johns, and Spring Common Schools already and it seems logical to extend the area to cover Huntingdonshire Regional College and Ambury Road areas as well.
 

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