Media Coverage

Unless stated stories were covered in the Derby Evening Telegraph


First look at homes that will be built on Philpott site (09/05/14)


Derby Oscar-winning performance as locals help build 95 homes in  Osmaston (17/03/14) (Same story but on East Midlands on Line webpage)


Derby BMX kids jumping for joy as new track is opened in Osmaston (19/02/14)

Osmaston BMX track set to open next week (13/02/14)

Amazing new BMX pump track opens in Osmaston (Cycle Derby Page – Jan 2014)

Iconic Rolls-Royce Derby building will be community hub for Osmaston (18/12/13)


Soapbox Leigh Alcock: Philpott house demolition is not ‘reopening old wounds’ (03/10/13)

Work on £7m housing project gets under way (27/09/13)

£40,000 National Lottery grant goes to bike park (17/09/13)

Group hands over control of homes scheme (10/08/13)

Free-to-use BMX track to be built in city (22/07/13)

Neighbourhood Watch takes Oscar for way it helps city’s youngsters (22/06/13)

Grand community hub plans for R-R building (12/06/13)


Bobbies on bicycles thanks to community groups (15/05/13)


Call for low-cost supermarket on former R-R site (08/05/13)

Top team generates award for homes service (07/05/13)


Residents’ group up for an award (20/02/13)

Vandals target park which has tribute to Philpott kids (16/01/13)


Residents’ group planning to start building homes in April (09/01/13)

Furious residents vow to oust Labour over Sinfin waste plant (21/11/12)

Developer named to build homes for city’s first resident-led scheme (15/11/12)

Children get into the swing of modern new playground (08/11/12) 


£90,000 play area to be officially opened (07/11/12)


Community leads the way in building new homes (29/10/12) – Building Project News

Community secures £1.1m for housing project (24/10/12) – Inside Housing

Derby community-led housing scheme secures funding (22/10/12) – Homes and Communities Agency


Bravo, Oscar, as Whitehall gives £1m backing to plan (10/10/12)


Rapid growth for action group in the past two years (10/10/12)




Government backs residents’ homes bid (10/10/12)


Work to get started on new £90,000 play area (14/09/12)


Play Area Progress (28/08/12)


‘Bridge-building’ seaside trip for estate children (13/08/12)


You won’t be forced out, residents told (30/06/12)


Neighbours’ group helps secure awards shortlist (08/06/12)


Derby Homes award for work with Oscar (06/04/12)


What’s the answer to our lack of trust in public bodies? – The Community (03/04/12)

How Oscar’s success could prove an example to other communities in dire need (13/03/12)


Oscar season for locals aiming to build homes to help the community (01/03/12)


Frustration over official inertia sparks this commendable plan (01/03/12)


People-power bid for 80 homes on derelict sites in Derby suburb (29/02/12)


Praise for Oscar’s efforts to give views on regeneration (24/11/11)


School, homes and medical centre may be built as part of regeneration scheme (16/11/12)


Youngsters prepare to dig in and bring splash of colour to city park (26/10/11)


Group’s award for helping fight crime (21/10/11)


Children are cleaning up streets… and reputation of young people today (26/08/12)


Call to community to have a tidy-up (20/08/11)


Seaside trip an example of how to bring communities together (19/08/11)


Oscar hopes to foster spirit of community and improve area (13/06/11)


Group launch will invite residents to finish graffiti mural (09/06/11)


Residents are wild about new group (06/06/11)

New residents’ group is given a free computer (29/03/11)

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