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LIVING IN WESTWOOD OR SHOLVER?

SURVEY: SHAPE THE LOCAL LEAPS! Reading time: 1 mins In our workshops we’ve heard from our group members on what they’d like the future of energy to look like The group members told us that… Now we want to open up the floor to other living in the neighbourhood… How do you think that can … Read more

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 5 Participant interview

For our fifth workshop, we interviewed Shifa to hear her thoughts and reflections on the project so far, the changes she has made, and the improvements she would like to see in the neighbourhood in the future

Workshop 5 Westwood: “Crafting a hundred year vision”

Three early themes began to emerge on the need for improved sustainable transport, a central hub providing advice on energy efficiency at home and increased renewable energy generation that could be located within and power the neighbourhood. Transport measures were top of the list with ideas for improving the cycle and walkability within the neighbourhood and connecting to Oldham, an e-scooter scheme, cheaper public transport options, traffic calming measures and a one-way Featherstall Road all shared.

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.

Workshop 2: Participant Interviews

For our second workshop, we interviewed Melissa and Alison in Sholver and Ibrahim in Westwood to hear their thoughts on energy efficiency in their homes and what they had learned in the workshop.