A Week of Action in Oak Tree saw scores of people watch emergency services staff do their work at a simulated road traffic collision; young people brave the weather to enjoy KMX karting; families have fun at a bouncy castle and games day designed to raise awareness about the need to clear up after your dog and more than a dozen people sign up to the C-Card scheme.
Organised by the Oak Tree Partnership and funded by Mansfield Partnership Against Crime (MPAC) and County Councillors Colleen Harwood and Alan Bell, the week saw a variety of activities on offer for people of all ages.
Outdoor Pizza cooking and smoothie making, a nature walk, reduced price dog chipping, pamper session, traffic enforcement, young people’s activities and Internet safety sessions were among the items on the timetable.
The week was designed to provide people with a chance to have fun, to try new things and to pick up useful information. A range of organisations worked together to make it all happen.
During an operation to highlight road safety, 20 speeding tickets were issued to drivers travelling past the children’s centre on Jubilee Way and one vehicle was seized for the driver having no licence.
Consultation was an important part of the week; people were given plenty of opportunity to tell partners what is important to them and what they would like to see in Oak Tree in the future.
Organisations involved have a meeting planned at which they will discuss what went well, what was not so popular and what people have said they would like to see in the area. They will provide details of future plans following the discussions via the Oak Tree Partnership social media accounts and website.