About Us

An Introduction to Oatlands Community.

You may look at our logo and wonder what is “Oatlands Community” all about and who are the people behind it… Well we are a group of local residents who live in the Oatlands area who all feel passionately about our Community.  We have all got to know each other through our fundraising and community efforts and in February 2016 the opportunity arose for us to do something very different that is still community based.  We are not about making money, more about building community spirit and having fun at the same time.

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In July 2016 we officially became a legal entity & not-for-profit organisation! We felt that it was important to make this move as the group was growing so quickly. Doing this gives us guidelines on how to work effectively and be transparent and accountable. It also enabled us to open a bank account so that we are able to apply for funding for our community projects.

The Harrogate & Ripon CVS played a big part in this process and helped guide and advise us and assisted us with our Constitution. We have found the support that we have received and continue to receive from them invaluable and would highly recommend their services.

These are our aims – we hope you’ll agree they meet a community need & that they reflect our passion and commitment to our community:

To positively promote and capture the imagination of the Oatlands Community, by facilitating events that bring people together across the community.

Creating community spirit and a sense of shared belonging, enriching the Oatlands Community for future generations.

As Oatlands Community is a small, not-for-profit organisation, and all of our time and efforts are completely voluntary. So far have been using our own money to fund the resources we need and have relied heavily upon the time, skills and resources that have been offered by our trustees, members and local businesses. If you have time, skills or resources to offer, have a business, or know of a business that would be interested in supporting future events, please do get in touch we would be so grateful for your support and happy to offer advertising in return where applicable.

If Oatlands Community is something you would like to know more about then please like us on FaceBook, Twitter or Instagram or just take a peek at our website. Or if you’d like to get involved in anyway please get in touch.

Thanks for reading.