About the Partnership Forum
Lots of organisations, volunteers and voluntary groups work in the Oak Tree area to help make it a clean, safe, fun, educational and friendly place to be. The Oak Tree Partnership Forum brings these all together to ensure that services are joined up, well-resourced and that the needs of the people who live and work in Oak Tree are met.
May 2016 saw some significant changes in Oak Tree, but everyone working in the area is keen to point out that organisations are still working together in the area and meeting on a regular basis to share ideas, information and resources.
Oak Tree Neighbourhood Management Team’s five-year Lottery funding came to an end on on May 8. This unfortunately meant that Barrowhill closed. However, the NMT is carrying on, thanks to the volunteers who keep the committee running.
We had a busy five years, with many people using the services at Barrowhill, attending events, accessing volunteering information and training and reading Oak Tree News.
Although the Lottery project has ended, the legacy will remain. The Street Champions will continue, this website is now part of the Oak Tree Partnership and the Stakeholder Forum has merged with the former Oak Tree Partnership Plus to become the Oak Tree Partnership Forum.
The Forum will continue, allowing all organisations connected with the estate to work together to address issues and make the area a better place to live and work.
Looking forwards, the NMT plans to hold regular open meetings for residents on the estate. These will allow anyone to discuss issues affecting the area and make suggestions on how to improve it. News on that will follow on this website.
Thank you to everyone who has been involved with the project over the past five years – the staff, the committee, the service providers and the residents. We look forward to building on the good work and relationships that have been created.
How to get involved
There are many ways that you can get involved in our work. Residents interested in coming to meetings, organisations who would like to become a partnership forum member, or if you want to find out more about volunteering, everyone is very welcome.