The latest report from Meden School confirms the success of the Community Minibus project, with bookings for the bus continuing to grow as the year has progressed. During the first six months of the project, the 15-seater minibus (pictured right) has been borrowed by a diverse range of groups of varying interests and ages including schools, church and sports groups, the Rotary Club, Beavers and Scouts, the Air Cadets, and organisations such as Jigsaw.
The Oaklands Centre on Oakfields Lane in Warsop received £500 of funding in the last round of RoLo/Community Chest funding. The Centre has used the money to start a project to improve the entrance at the centre.
The Oaklands Complex is a not-for-profit social enterprise and registered charity that provides a home and respite care for adults with learning disabilities, specialising in providing care for adults with a learning disability suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, memory loss and similar disorders.
Seven people from the Big Warsop area have attended a one-day first aid course funded by Big Local. The Level 2 Emergency First Aid at Work course gave the local residents improved skills and knowledge of first aid which they can apply in their current work roles or use to improve their career or volunteering prospects.
In the spring 2016, the 2nd Warsop Scout Group was awarded £380 worth of RoLo Community Chest funding. The group used the funding to buy the equipment they need to correctly store food on camping trips. They also purchased a gas bottle, hose and fixtures, as well as pump flasks to make sure that hot drinks are always readily available for the group.