Oxmoor Community Action Group celebrates 15 years
HEAVY rain in Huntingdon didn t dampen the party spirit on Saturday, as people celebrated 15 years of the Oxmoor Community Action Group. Members of the community joined together to celebrate the milestone with the group who have worked tirelessly to impro
HEAVY rain in Huntingdon didn't dampen the party spirit on Saturday, as people celebrated 15 years of the Oxmoor Community Action Group.
Members of the community joined together to celebrate the milestone with the group who have worked tirelessly to improve the life of local residents.
Jill Watkin-Taverner, chairman of OCAG, said: "It was very good and the people and exhibitors were very glad that the event took place. The sun came out in the afternoon, but it had unfortunately poured with rain early on. Despite that, we got a lot of people coming through."
OCAG has been responsible for many changes in Oxmoor.
Mrs Watkin-Taverner said: "We sealed the bid on the single regeneration budget, which allowed the redevelopment of Sapley Square, the Oak Centre and the Maple Centre We now get involved with issues that the community feel need attention, such as parking and anti-social behaviour."
The group's next big project is Moor in Bloom, the community's entry in the Anglia in Bloom. Its entry has also been shortlisted in the national competition, Britain in Bloom.
- 1 Oliver Cromwell pub has had a brand new refurbishment
- 2 Man who died in St Neots crash is named
- 3 House fire that killed two children will not have further electrical checks
- 4 Family pay tribute to woman who died following St Ives crash
- 5 Garages to to be replaced by affordable housing
- 6 Cambridgeshire individual diagnosed with Covid-19 Omicron variant
- 7 St Ives Town Mayor visits The Filling Station and tries new Christmas Beer
- 8 A look at how people prepared for Christmas in the last 100 years
- 9 Woman dies in crash on London Road in St Ives
- 10 Huntingdon Racecourse - surviving the pandemic and then came the floods!
"This competition isn't just about flowers," said Mrs Watkin-Taverner. "We have not just been working on the streets but in the parks, community and residential gardens and the allotments. Lots of people are taking part, including all the local schools.
"This is all about showing Oxmoor as it really is, not the stigma that is attached to it.