The event was organised under the auspices of Oldham Forum For a Better Earth through Acting Together, aka "OFFBEAT". There were 3 main purposes of the event: networking; short presentations from each group about who they are and the work they do; and how people can get involved. After all the presentations, group members and members of the general public mingled together meeting all the groups.
A final session of "What Next" provided an opportunity to decide how the groups could work together in the future. It was agreed that OFFBEAT would continue to act as a body of individuals working together and further work includes a Networking Newsletter for Oldham, a printed booklet of all groups and a fund-raising event. So watch this space!
Maggie Curran, OFFBEAT (07899 77 36 56)