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Oldham Energy Stories

Explore the hidden beauty of Sholver’s Millennium Green as we join trustee John, allotment holder Deborah and frequent visitors to learn about the history of the green, the wildlife that shares the space and their hopes for its future use.

Squash Liverpool: How they grew a community space from a small seed of hope

Squash is a women-led, bold and ambitious community organisation established by  Clare Owens and Becky Vipond. It has been rooted and home-grown on Windsor Street in Toxteth, Liverpool since 2010. Embracing art, food, and environmental focus, they are committed to affecting their neighbourhood’s creative, participatory, positive social change. 

Workshop 5 Sholver: “I didn’t realise we could alter things from ground level”

Quite a few people reflected that they had not thought about climate change before coming to the workshops, but now when they hear about it on the news they pay more attention and feel more knowledgeable. There was also a new sense for some that small groups doing things at a local level is a worthwhile part of the bigger picture.

Workshop 4: “Our Magical Mystery Tour”

The group were inspired by the idea of a longer vision for the area, inspired by the Squash 100 year street idea, they have begun to think about how longer term planning could create more cohesive projects, and move them away from one off short term schemes which often fail to leave an impact or legacy.