Welcoming the new Oakland’s Green committee


A new committee has been formed at the Oakland’s Green community centre! This comes nearly one year after the closure of its previous committee, which supported the community of Saltash for 38 years.

Cornwall Housing’s Communication and Engagement team conducted door knocks in communities around the centre of Saltash in May, to understand whether residents wanted the community centre to be reopened and a new committee formed. Those that expressed an interest were invited to a meeting at the community centre in July. The new committee was formed during the meeting and members voted for their chair and vice-chair. They also discussed activities to be held at the centre and made plans to improve the building.

Revamping the community centre
Travis Perkins logo

Cornwall Housing supported the committee to apply for a substantial start-up grant from Travis Perkins Ltd, the UK’s largest supplier of building materials. The money was used to fund resources for the centre and to host an open day. 

Christmas open day

The Christmas themed open day will be held on Saturday 25th November, 10am-4pm, and will be officially opened by the Mayor of Saltash. Activities will be available for everyone to enjoy, including arts and crafts, a tombola, and a bric-a-brac table. Generous donations have been made by local shops to fund the open day activities.

James, Chairperson of the Oaklands Green Committee, said: “Saturday 25th November will see the opening of the Oakland’s Green Community Centre in Saltash. This will be a chance to find out more about the centre's activities, have a cup of tea and meet the organisers. There will be Christmas craft activities for the whole family and a chance for people to get involved in our future. 

After the centre was closed earlier this year, the wider community came together with the help of Cornwall Housing. A committee was formed which is made up of diverse talents. In the future, we will be hosting art and knitting groups, coffee mornings, bingo sessions, tabletop sales, games evenings, a one stop shop and much more.

Our aims are to create a community centre that is a hub for the community, led by the community.”

Oakland's Green Committee standing outside of the community centre

“We can’t thank Travis Perkins enough for their very generous donation to our opening fund. Their support has allowed us to open the community centre which has been closed for a year. We can now provide activities and resources to the people in our community who need them most. Travis Perkins has truly made a difference in our community and we’re incredibly grateful.”  -The Oakland Green committee