Post lockdown limited opening

Woodhouse Community Centre is now open on a limited basis.
For anyone on site we are still requiring masks and social distancing.
Reception & IT Suite will be open Monday to Thursday 10am-3pm. Subject to available staffing.

 

We are currently taking bookings for support groups, training, exercise classes, and some other well planned activities.

 

Due to the continued risk from Covid-19, we are carefully considering certain bookings for parties, gatherings or other social bookings on a case-by case basis.
For large or social bookings please email events@oblong.org.uk and we can discuss what precautions are necessary.

 

 

If you are in need of support while shielding or self-isolating, see oblong.org.uk/support for self referral options in the community. or call 0113 8980024

clightfoot's blog

Is Oblong Antifragile?

Its 2 months since funding for our Volunteer scheme ‘Make a Difference’ funded by Big Lottery - Reaching Communities came to an abrupt end. You can read what Mark said at the time here.

 

The gist of it being that staff hours nose dived from 160 a week to 90 and we had less money to support groups and Volunteers so no sandwiches although we did have a few bus tokens left (shush).

 

Would CCTV improve the Oblong space?

We pride ourselves at Oblong at listening to people and lots of what i am hearing back from surveys, at the bobalong and in conversation around security is that ‘its not secure in the ICT area’ and the stand out solution seems to be CCTV is the best bet.

 

Personally i have mixed opinions on this. First, i completely agree it is less secure in the ICT area (but not as much as you think) and secondly my initial emotional reaction to the idea of CCTV is that its some big brother invasion of mine and your civil liberties and statistically doesn't deter crime.