I was delighted as some one who tries to actively support Age Concern, to take part in the Oscott Ward Advisory Board last night where it was recommended that Age Concern receive 15K from the Oscott Community Chest.
This funding recommendation will be formally put to the Oscott Ward Committee (the 3 Oscott Councillor) in 2 weeks time.
The granting of this funding will pay for Age Concern the new lease holders of the Oscott Community Centre in Birdbrook Road, to pay for some urgently needed internal improvements. They intend improving the kitchen and office facilities at the Centre. This should help their users and other groups a lot. They will also be improving the security of the building.
Age concern have also received the full backing of the Oscott Ward Advisory Board including Councillor Barbara Dring and myself for further funding bids including for extending their Handy person Scheme and gardening help projects. This bids will also go formally to the Oscott Ward Committee for approval.
( The Oscott Ward Advisory Board is made up of leading community Representatives, Voluntary organisations and Representatives of the, Fire brigade, Police and health Service. Oscott Councillors attend to listen to the views and advice of these members)
If you would like to know more please ring me on 360 6486