Fond Farewell to the Oakland Green Committee

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The Oakland Green Committee have parted ways after 38 years of supporting the community of Saltash.

The committee was formed in 1985 when the Oakland Green Community Centre was first opened in Saltash. Members of the committee have since used the centre to host an array of events over the years for the local community, including coffee mornings, bingo and themed parties.

Members gathered at Oakland Green Community Centre on Monday 9 January to vote in favour of the committee’s closure, following the resignation of their chairperson, Diane Knight.

Diane made the decision to step down as chairperson of the Oakland Green Committee after 20 years of dedication to the members and the Saltash community. The committee has since been unable to fill the chair position. 

Members further agreed during the final committee meeting to donate just under £3,000 of their remaining funds to the Cornwall Air Ambulance. The funds were made up of resident donations.

“Our events gave the older generation a focus and a social life,” commented Diane Knight, chairperson of the Oakland Green Committee. “One of my favourite memories was our World War II themed coffee morning. Everyone dressed up, brought in photos and old uniforms to the community centre, and we all reminisced together. It was lovely to see everyone join in.

“I want to thank all of the committee members for supporting myself as chair over the past 20 years. I would also like to thank Cornwall Housing, who have always been available to help us whenever we needed it.

“I’m very sad that it has all come to an end. It has been a really happy club.”

Residents of Saltash who would like further information regarding future use of the Oakland Green Community Centre should contact jemma.warburton@cornwallhousing.org.uk.

Diane and Rose
Diane and Jemma