Charity Newsletter: April 2018 Issue 1

Charity Newsletter: April 2018 Issue 1

Annual General Meeting

On Thursday 5th April 2018 Oaklands held the AGM at the Lordshill Community Centre. The event was well attended by Trustees, Staff and the Local Community. Reports were given by Louise Scott (Chair elect), Dan Lally (Facility Manager), J Dow (Trustee) and Liz Kennet (ABDS Accountant).

Officials elected for the year April 2018 until April 2019 are as follows:

Secretary: Linda White

Finance: Linda Lally

Chairperson: Louise Scott

Trustees Jean Dow, Graeme Harris and Karen Robinson stepped down and were presented with gifts from Dan Lally.

The meeting was then followed with refreshments.

Fundraising Events

The Christmas fundraiser was a great success raising a total of £303.   This was followed by our Easter event. On offer were light refreshments, a tombola and chicken lolly game (both very popular with the children!)  and a raffle with some fabulous prizes. Thank you to everyone who donated refreshments and prizes and to everybody for taking part in the event.  An ‘eggmazing’ £603.13 was raised. The money raised is to go towards the purchase of a new Inflatable for the main pool. Total raised so far as at April 2018 is a fantastic £906.13. More fundraising events to be confirmed!

For further information contact:

Work Starts on Play Park and Picnic Area!

After applying for and winning a grant for funding, a team of Volunteers and several members of Staff started work on the new Play Park and Picnic area. Saturday 7th April was the first day of work on the site and with the rain holding off work began. Shrubs and bulbs were moved and transplanted elsewhere. It was extremely hard work and a little muddy digging and building a retaining fence around what will be the entrance path leading to the picnic and play area. The day ended with arrangements being made for doing it all again the following week!

Volunteers are needed to help make this project a success! So, if you have any spare time and would like to get involved then please contact:

Please watch out for further developments in the next issue of our Charity Newsletter.

Local Community Events that Oaklands hope to be attending!

Nursling & Rownhams day on: Mon 7th May

North Baddesley Village day on: Sat 19th May

Hoglands Park Family day on: July

Southampton Pride on: Aug

Trustee and Management Meetings

Oaklands Community Pool Trustees and Senior Management hold meetings once a month to discuss issues and make decisions on behalf of Oaklands.  The Committee would welcome new volunteers who may consider becoming Trustees. For information regarding the Committee and dates of meetings please contact:

Gardening Team Needs Tools And Needs You!

The busy Oaklands’ gardening team need tools to aid their work, so they are looking for donations of hand tools, spades, forks, rakes and brooms etc. Please check your sheds and garages for any unwanted old tools, in any condition, that you no longer have use for. If you have any and would like to donate them, then please leave them at the reception for a member of the gardening team to collect. Thank you in anticipation!

Volunteers are needed!

If you can offer anytime to help with the weeding and planting of shrubs etc it would certainly be welcomed!

For further details please contact:

What Oaklands Community Pool Offers You!

A warm and friendly place to meet, exercise and workout, learn to swim and have fun!!

Sessions Available are:

  • Children’s Swimming lessons
  • Adult Swimming lessons
  • Aqua-fit sessions
  • Swimming for the Disabled
  • Mermaid sessions
  • Inflatable, Flume and Fun sessions
  • Private Hire
  • NPLQ courses and Rookies Lifesaving sessions

Fundraising Events and more!

Oaklands Community Pool Limited.
Company No. 08494371
Place of Registration: England & Wales,
Address: Oaklands Community Pool, Cromarty Road, Southampton, Hampshire, England, SO16 8LX,

Charity Name: Oaklands Community Pool Ltd
Registered Charity No. 1159791

023 8073 3496

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