Where Have All The Shrubs Gone?...
As many of you have noticed there has been a drastic change to the front of the Ockment Centre with the removal of the shrubbery. There...
The Ockment Centre
Room for all
FUNDING FOR OCKMENT WORK CLUB
Karen Percival of Okehampton United Charities presents a cheque to the
Ockment Centre Work Club to secure another year
We are using our share of the fund to help pay for the replacement windows we are hoping to have installed in the Summer.
This is a big undertaking as we need to raise over £50,000, we are also applying for grants and doing our own fundraising, the Cooperative Community Fund will be a great boost to our funds
The windows are in a bad state of repair with some not even opening. Having new windows will make a great difference to the groups who use the centre
CHEQUE FROM OKEHAMPTON
The Mayor, Jan Goffey, presents a cheque from Okehampton Town Council to the Ockment Centre
Bookshelf number 2
After the success of our original bookshelf we decided to create another space for books etc. Eager volunteers Zoe and Martin transformed the alcove by reception into a wonderland of used books, dvd's, cd's and more recently puzzles. Pop in for a gander through - all 50p each
Hall Refurbishment Complete...
On October 13th we held a Celebration Lunch to say 'thank you' to all the funders, works people and volunteers who have helped us to transform our neglected cold and damp hall into a bright, welcoming and warm space.
A great deal of money was raised by community fundraising for this project and we received a great deal of support from the community through letters and emails.
This helped us to secure a grant of £19800 from the Pennon Environmental Fund via Viridor Credits for the roof and windows, £5235 from Okehampton United Charity for a new heating system and storage shed, and £6348 from West Devon Borough Council for internal and external decoration costs, stripping and varnishing the floor, blinds and new furniture.
Come along and see for yourself what a difference this has made for the community groups who use the hall....