Oasis Lord's Hill Community Hub in line to receive charity status

Volunteers refurbishing the Venney Centre in Coxford, with Kate Bulpit, front left.

Volunteers refurbishing the Venney Centre in Coxford, with Kate Bulpit, front left.

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Education Reporter

A Southampton community is being called on to help shape its own future.

The Oasis Lord’s Hill Community Hub is preparing to acquire charity status, which means it will be able to broaden what opportunities it can offer to the public.

The Hub already boasts a variety of services and facilities, but now those behind the newly-established charity are calling on the Lordshill community to help develop the services it wants to see.

The Community Hub has been working in the west of the city for six years under the umbrella of the Oasis Academy Lord’s Hill secondary school.

Its remit is to strengthen the ties within the community and provide services for people of all ages.

Oasis Lord’s Hill Community Hub director Kate Bulpit said: “We are passionate about our local communities and are committed to serving them and working with them, providing them, within our capacity, with facilities and services that will enhance what is already there.

“We are also very open to members of the community sharing their ideas with us as to what they feel may benefit their local community. We believe in strong communities.

“We believe that these are the foundation stone of living life together. We would very much like to invite members of our local communities to talk to us, share ideas, share what you would like to see, say what you believe would be good to have in the community, and let us see, together, if this can enhance the area in which we live and work.”

Already volunteers from the hub in partnership with Lordshill Youth Project, Youth Options and the Saints Foundation Charity, has started work on refurbishing The Venney centre in Coxford and are hoping to have open to the public for community use again soon.

A new pre-school has opened with plans for a second pre-school to open at the Zoe Braithwaite centre this September.

Kate added: “As well as community activities at The Academy building in Romsey Road, we offer a constant stream of courses and activities at our Green Lane site as well as the Oasis Down to Earth farm in Green Lane.

“Oasis Lord’s Hill Community Hub is positioned well to empower local people to become an even greater and stronger part of local community.”

For more information about the programmes and facilities, visit oasisacademylordshill.org/ content/community-12.

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2:56pm Mon 17 Mar 14

SilvanDryad says...

What new pre-school? The old one at Oaklands transferred to Oasis Community Hub.
What new pre-school? The old one at Oaklands transferred to Oasis Community Hub. SilvanDryad
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8:54pm Mon 17 Mar 14

cmth40 says...

a business going under the charity shield we are becoming a bloody laughing stock every day some one or some group become charities and all really dont even know the meaning of the word just look at age concern and the other top dogs of charities
c eo on £152.000.000 AND STOCK SO HIGH PRICED ITS BEST TO BUY NEW,its a business,but claims charity status and gets cheap priced stores whilst the honest trader has to pay over the top
a business going under the charity shield we are becoming a bloody laughing stock every day some one or some group become charities and all really dont even know the meaning of the word just look at age concern and the other top dogs of charities c eo on £152.000.000 AND STOCK SO HIGH PRICED ITS BEST TO BUY NEW,its a business,but claims charity status and gets cheap priced stores whilst the honest trader has to pay over the top cmth40
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4:51pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Writers Cramp says...

SilvanDryad wrote:
What new pre-school? The old one at Oaklands transferred to Oasis Community Hub.
You may be a tad out of touch Silvan - it is in a new place, completely refurbished and is full - almost to overflowing. Says something doesn't it - success brings people in.
[quote][p][bold]SilvanDryad[/bold] wrote: What new pre-school? The old one at Oaklands transferred to Oasis Community Hub.[/p][/quote]You may be a tad out of touch Silvan - it is in a new place, completely refurbished and is full - almost to overflowing. Says something doesn't it - success brings people in. Writers Cramp
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4:54pm Tue 18 Mar 14

Writers Cramp says...

cmth40 wrote:
a business going under the charity shield we are becoming a bloody laughing stock every day some one or some group become charities and all really dont even know the meaning of the word just look at age concern and the other top dogs of charities
c eo on £152.000.000 AND STOCK SO HIGH PRICED ITS BEST TO BUY NEW,its a business,but claims charity status and gets cheap priced stores whilst the honest trader has to pay over the top
cmth40 - perhaps I could ask you a question - how much volunteering do you do for charity ? The photo you see features mainly volunteers who give their time free of charge to work in the community, to benefit the community. That's charity. Maybe you would like to get involved in something that is real charity and not knock it. I'm sure the people here could find you tasks to do if you ask them :)
[quote][p][bold]cmth40[/bold] wrote: a business going under the charity shield we are becoming a bloody laughing stock every day some one or some group become charities and all really dont even know the meaning of the word just look at age concern and the other top dogs of charities c eo on £152.000.000 AND STOCK SO HIGH PRICED ITS BEST TO BUY NEW,its a business,but claims charity status and gets cheap priced stores whilst the honest trader has to pay over the top[/p][/quote]cmth40 - perhaps I could ask you a question - how much volunteering do you do for charity ? The photo you see features mainly volunteers who give their time free of charge to work in the community, to benefit the community. That's charity. Maybe you would like to get involved in something that is real charity and not knock it. I'm sure the people here could find you tasks to do if you ask them :) Writers Cramp
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