Communications Officer Report for the AGM/Public Meeting July 2017
Summary of the web activities, social media, email newsletter, networks and media links.
Friends of Onchan Park aim to renew and refresh the playground equipment at Onchan Park over the next few years.
This will be a big project and we will need some serious funding. We want to know what the community would like to see on the playground area of Onchan park.
The ‘Friends of Onchan Park’ plan to create new areas for play and recreation at Onchan Park by using some spaces that have been underused in recent years. Local residents gave us their ideas in the survey in 2016 and at the Summer fun day 2017. Here are the results.
We can now announce our schedule for the Summer Fun Day on 16th July at Onchan Park (Oakdale Rd Rec) 1-5pm.
Raffle, food, stalls, display of Onchan Park history, bouncy castle….and more!
The future plans for Onchan Park will be discussed at the Public Meeting and AGM on Tuesday 27th June 6:30pm at St John’s Church Oakdale Rd.
It is a year since our group was officially formed! We are holding a public meeting and AGM on Tuesday 27th June at 6:30pm at St John’s Church. Everyone is invited, so come along and hear about the past year and our plans for the future of the park.
The Spring Festival at Onchan Park was an amazing success, in more ways than one!
There is a new tennis net on the tennis court at Onchan Park! Tennis was a popular activity as recorded in our survey from last year, and now the council have replaced the posts and net. Onchan Park is the local name for Oakdale Road Recreation Ground, the park and tennis court are open all day, every day for the public to play on this hard outdoor surface.
Nottingham City Transport will fund materials for our pavilion art project!
Here are the photos from the Halloween Spooktacular Event 2016
To all the Onchan Park Friends and Supporters
Fantastic news, Cllr John Clarke emailed a letter this afternoon stating that “The whole park’s future is secure and none of the land will be developed for housing.” He also comments that he “hopes we can work together to improve the facilities”
A huge thankyou goes out to all of you who have attended meetings; voiced your concerns; completed our survey; signed our petition; come along to our events; entered our mural competition; or supported the park in any way as it is the efforts of all in our community that have enabled us to ‘save Onchan Park’.
Watch this space, as the work has only just begun. We shall be liaising with the council to provide the facilities and create the park that the community wants. It will take time as we shall have to bid for a great deal of funding. However, we shall keep you informed of the developments and ensure that your views will be taken into account when deciding the kind of park our community wants to create.
Thanks to you all,
Alison Pritchard on behalf of Friends of Onchan Park