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Oldfield Sunshine Residents' Group proves a success

Oldfield Sunshine Residents' Group proves a success

Barnsley residents are excited to get out and about more thanks to the help of a local group.

The Oldfield Sunshine Residents’ Group was set up almost four years ago, bringing local residents together to enjoy social events and to help keep neighbours in touch with each other. Once every two months, group members and organisers get together at their local library, encouraging residents to get out into their local community and try something different.

Residents of Oldfield Close hold ‘open house’ events at the supported housing scheme, where each bungalow takes it in turn to host an afternoon tea with refreshments for one another.

Members have also enjoyed half day trips to places like the Peak District, where they had a pub lunch before heading out around the national park.

Chair of the Oldfield Sunshine Residents’ Group, Bob Morgan, says: “We have found these short half day trips covering 40 miles or so to be very popular, but like all groups are continually looking for new ideas.”

The group have a lot of success with social afternoons and trips which they hope to continue for many years ahead, including the popular Christmas festive meals, raffles and quizzes and their World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, while also adding new events to their calendar.

Members recently voted to organise a Neighbourhood Watch Scheme to give peace of mind to local residents and are getting stuck into the planning already.

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