A word from the Chair:
Every year Old Oak board members meet for an away day to look at the future direction of Old Oak and this year was no exception. What was different this year was that we really wanted a new focus and direction that would benefit the community as a whole. We took the opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved over the last 12 years and to plan where we want to focus the direction of the board and staff over the next 3 years.
We brought in some expertise to help us shape our plans and many thanks go to Bob McDonald for leading this event. Bob was able to use his skills and knowledge to help us examine and focus our ideas into a working plan that we can concentrate on over this next financial year.
Previous years have seen the Board concentrate on the refurbishment and modernisation of your homes on Old Oak and with that work almost complete, it was time for the Board to turn its attention to the future of Old Oak and our community, and to look at what we can do to improve the lives of residents.
The community and children’s centre is proving to be a hub of activity for residents on Old Oak and has been very successful in gaining continued funding to deliver excellent services to residents. We want this to continue and grow, providing a resource centre of information and activities to help all members of our diverse community to thrive.
We also want to continue to look at the investments needed to your homes to make sure they are homes you are proud to live in, and that they exceed standards, as well as helping to produce a community and environment you can take pride in, and feel safe and valued in.
Whilst we are doing all of this we don’t want to lose sight of the other things you tell us that matter to you such as ensuring a quality maintenance service that achieves the highest of standards. Sometimes we may not achieve this but when we don’t we want to learn why and put it right, first time