dOSH: How did we get here?

dOSH - "development of the Old School Hall" is a community initiative based in Sneinton, Nottingham.

It's mission is to save the Old School Hall, a much-loved building that has served our community for over 160 years. You can read more about our remit on the "About dOSH" page.

dOSH originated with a public open meeting called by Sneinton Neighbourhood Forum on 12/9/16 in order to share information about the imminent closure of the Old School Hall. Over 60 people turned out to the meeting to hear about what was going on and share their ideas.

Read more about the first public meeting, including minutes and reports on the condition of the building.

This was followed up by a second open public meeting on 26/9/16 to decide on priorities and a way forward. At this meeting it was agreed to set up a working group of those interested in saving the hall. 

Read more about the second public open meeting, including minutes

Finally, a third open public meeting was held on 10/10/16 to bring together anybody who had an interest in joining the working group. A report on this meeting will follow shortly.

This may sound like a long process but anyone involved in community development work will appreciate how hard it is to bring people together, to overcome barriers to communication and trust and to unite around a cause. That this has been possible is a testament to the passion that local people have to look after and save the Old School Hall.

The future is now a little brighter for this corner of Sneinton, but there is much still to do. To find out how you can contribute please contact us via the "About dOSH" page, and subscribe to this blog by clicking the "Subscribe by email" link below. 

All we need is dOSH :)