Welcome to OCAG.NoW Huntingdon community group
Established 1995 - making it happen for you . . .
Community Meeting on Friday 6th September 2013
All About Dogs on Sunday 25th August
Community Hub on Tuesday 6th August 2013
More information [email protected]
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 starting at 10am until 12noon. The remaining 2013 dates are 5th July, 6th 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
www.facebook.com/OCAG.NoW or telephoning 01487 823082.
The first issue of CANews (Community Action News) is was delivered at the end of March 2013. Brought to you by Oxmoor Community Action Group Huntingdon North Ward, CANews is printed in full colour and contains 20 pages of news, events and information.
CANews is a community newsletter meaning that your news and events can be published in future issues. Or ask for one of our Community Reporters to cover your event.
Please let us know if you can deliver copies of CANews.
email [email protected] or telephone 01487 823082.
Forthcoming Events 2013
The first evening Community Drop-in session will be held on Thursday 4th April 2013 at the Moor Community Centre & Cafe (in the Maple Centre above the Post Office in Oak Drive, opposite the Oak Tree Centre)
The next Community/Public/Residents meeting will be held on Friday 10th May 2013 at the Medway Centre at 10am.
Be part of the Action!
Volunteers are needed to help
plan and run OCAG.NoW events.
Will YOU help?
Please e-mail [email protected] or telephone 01487 823082
Free training to become a Community Reporter in Huntingdon is here!
Training for the first six Community Reporters started on Monday 4th March 2013.
More training courses will be available soon. If you want to be included please email [email protected] stating your name and contact details or telephone 01487 823082.
PLACES ARE FREE
FREE TRAINING TO BECOME A COMMUNITY REPORTER IN HUNTINGDON IS HERE!
........... AN INFORMAL FRIENDLY TRAINING SESSION WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ANYONE LIVING IN HUNTINGDON OVER THE AGE OF 17.
Training Topics Include: Using Social Media, Good Communication, Code of Practice, Interviewing Skills, Learn to use equipment effectively such as interviewing people on Camera & the Benefits of Volunteering.
First training session: MONDAY 4th MARCH 2013 10am-3pm AT THE MEDWAY CENTRE, Medway Road, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 1SF.
Would you like to come along and learn some basic skills that will enable you to post articles to a dedicated web site? Then please register in the following ways:
EMAIL: [email protected] stating your name and contact details OR CALL 01487 823082. PLACES ARE FREE.
More training courses will be available soon
NB. This is a Big Lottery funded project managed by OCAG (Oxmoor Community Action Group) for the residents of Huntingdon. Participants who attend the training will receive an attendance certificate and will be invited to post articles of Community Interest on the new dedicated Community Reporters Huntingdon Website.
Please share this information.
Events Diary 2012
- Dog Action Day with Dog Show in FebruaryResults are shown below.
- Family Fun Day in June to celebrate the Queen's Jubilee
- Family Fun Day in July to celebrate the Olympic torch coming through Huntingdon
- Judging of Moor in Bloom also in July
- Open Air Music Festival in August
- Free Annual Fireworks Display in November
- ... and more!
Be part of the Action!
Volunteers are needed to help plan and run these events. Will YOU help?
Annual General Meeting 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.
Other than the Annual General Meeting on 14th November there was not a Community Meeting in November 2012.
Annual Free Fireworks Display 2012
The Oxmoor Community Action Group Huntingdon North Ward (OCAG.NoW) annual free fireworks display held on Friday 2nd November was, as usual, a great success. The day started early for some, with an eight o'clock in the morning delivery of the wood for the bonfire.
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The free Firework Display will be held on Friday 2nd November in Coneygear Park.
As before, there will be a competition for schools. The theme this year is "Great Fires" and children are asked to submit a drawing, poem or story on their entry forms. Results will be announced during the fireworks display.
Setting up, marshalling and clearing away are needed on the day. Leaflets also need to be delivered. If you would like to volunteer please e-mail [email protected].
Moor in Bloom wins Britain in Bloom Bronze
The results of the Britain in Bloom judging were announced on Saturday 6th October 2012 at Beau Sejour, Guernsey. This event was attended by Jill Watkin-Tavener (Chair of OCAG.NoW). Matt Baker from the BBC programme Country File presented the awards.
Moor in Bloom entered the Urban Community category. Competition was high with Wrexham, Aberdeen, Birmingham, Leeds, Southwark, and Salford communities, which had worked hard to achieve the very best result for their areas.
The judges were impressed by the way Moor in Bloom has rejuvenated this urban community tackling previous issues and instilling community pride through the Britain in Bloom Campaign. They met enthusiastic and dedicated groups that had taken on many responsibilities to improve their area. Working together, particularly with the local housing association and their Street Representatives, they have achieved a high level, brightened up shopping areas and were bringing horticulture into their community. The diversionary activities such as the Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) and the boxing club have assisted greatly in reducing graffiti, vandalism and anti-social behaviour.
This together with monthly radio programmes (with other In Bloom groups) and press coverage was promoting the campaign well.
Moor in Bloom wins Anglia in Bloom Silver
The results of the Anglia in Bloom judging were announced on Tuesday 11th September 2012 at the Burgess Hall in St Ives. This event was attended by Jill Watkin-Tavener (Chair of OCAG.NoW) and Alan Mackender-Lawrence (Treasurer). Apologies if names have been omitted.
Moor in Bloom has its own committee but is brought to you by Oxmoor Community Action Group Huntingdon North Ward (OCAG.NoW).
Moor in Bloom was presented with a Silver award in the Urban Community category.
Congratulations to our town of Huntingdon which achieved a Gold award in its category, as did Brampton and Godmanchester.
Coneygear Park Music Festival, Saturday 11th August 2012
'Battle of the Bands' in conjunction with Huntingdon Youth Town Council. Coneygear Park.
Brought to you by Oxmoor Community Action group Huntingdon North Ward (OCAG.NoW) and Huntingdon Youth Town Council.
Burger van, bungy-jump, simulator, rides for small children.
Huntingdon Community Radio will be there with a mobile station.
Olympic Family Fun Day, Sunday 8th July 2012
Olympic Family Fun Day at Coneygear Park.
Celebration of the Queen's Jubilee, Monday 4th June 2012
Free ice skating At Coneygear Park started at 5pm. A skate chair was available for persons with low mobility, giving everyone the chance to have fun.
The winning balloon was number 3. Kerrie Johnson won a £10 Argos voucher.
Mayor Colin Hyams
Releasing balloons to raise funds for the Moor Community Centre & Cafe
Celebration of the Queen's Jubilee, Sunday 3rd June 2012
Big Jubilee Lunch, 2pm to 5pm with entertainment. Medway Centre.
Dog Action Day, Saturday 18th February 2012
Dog Show Winners
Class 1 Best Youngster - Dogs under 2 years old: Vikki and her dog Demon.
Class 2 Golden Oldie - Dogs over 7 years old: Bernie and his dog Diago.
Class 3 Dog in Best Condition: Lee Murray and his dog Brynn.
Class 4 Best Rescued/Rehomed Dog: Paul Tinsley and his dog Kiska.
Class 5 Dog with the Waggiest Tail: Peter Yates and his dog Buddy.
Class 6 Dog with the Most Appealing Expression: Kirsten Simpson and her dog Bailey.
Class 7 Child's Best Friend: Alfie Green and his dog Bella.
Overall Best in Show: Peter Yates and his dog Buddy.
The Dog Action Day (incorporating the Dog Show) was brought to you by OCAG.NoW.
Dog Fouling Campaign 2012
In response to residents' concerns, OCAG.NoW is actively trying to reduce the amount of dog fouling in the area. With the support of Luminus and Wood Green, The Animals' Charity among others, public awareness is being drawn to this matter. Not least is the 'Poop then Scoop' campaign. An A4 poster which can be printed and displayed where appropriate can be found here.
Dog Fouling Campaign 2012 - Hartford Junior School Poster Competition
Hartford Junior School took part in the OCAG.NoW challenge to clean up the streets or rather make owners aware of the harm dog poo causes when left on the ground. Pupils of the school designed posters for display around the estate and schools. Prizes were presented to three winners Friday 18th May for the best design.
1st: Leanne Cosby
Runners Up: Chloe Hay and Asha Sheemar
Door to Door Survey 2011
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