Monday, 22 December 2014

Springdene Nursing and Care Home closure

We had heard that Springdene, in Oakleigh Park North, was closing.  Checking with the home itself has confirmed that this is true - it closes on 6th January.  Most of the residents have been moved out, only about three or four remain.  The staff have not been told what is to become of the building, but presumably it is not continuing as a care home, as it would have been sold as a going concern if that was the case.  No planning applications have been published as yet.  Anyone know anything?

Monday, 15 December 2014

Welcome to the relaunched OPRA

Welcome to the relaunched Oakleigh Park Residents’ Association blog. OPRA was set up ten years ago to campaign to stop a proposed bus route planned to operate along Oakleigh Avenue. The residents felt that it was far too narrow for such a route and with the help of more Oakleigh Park residents, the plan was shelved.  Other battles fought and won were over planning applications for blocks of flats. Our intention is to keep those residents who subscribe to OPRA informed of anything that could affect the amenity of the Oakleigh Park area and where necessary liase with council and police.  The area we intend to focus on is Oakleigh Parks North and South, Oakleigh Avenue and the smaller roads coming off them. We have already been contacted by over 65 households, so we are well on our way.  Some have asked if we will be collecting a membership fee and the answer is not at the moment, as we will be using emails for communication we have virtually no paper or printing expenses.  For future events, such as the drinks evening, we will ask for a contribution from those attending to cover costs.  We hope to meet you soon and in the meantime thank you again for your support in joining OPRA.with on-line
Marina Yannakoudakis, Jeanette Fry and Julian Olver

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