Subscribe to podcast This episode is about being warm. At home. Where we spend a lot of our time. Yes, it’s about the good old insulation trick, i.e. putting a jumper on your home, rather than on yourself. This episode is about retrofit, its benefits for householders and the difficulties (and nifty ideas) that arise … Read more
Subscribe to podcast Feeling the sting of high energy bills? Wish we were less dependent on profit hungry energy companies? This episode is about powering our local futures by harnessing the power of the sun together. Join us to meet people in Oldham and beyond, talking about how solar can be a way of powering … Read more
Subscribe to podcast Join us for episode 1, as we meander the paths of Oldham, past, present and future. Find out what makes Oldham folk walk and wheel and how we could make it even easier for people to leave their cars behind. This episode features a walking hairdresser, Oldham’s transport history in under 10 … Read more
The way that climate change is spoken about in the media and by experts can seem a bit dry, abstract and doesn’t feel like it relates to you and me or where we live. What can we actually do? Well, as it turns out – quite a bit! Power in the City features authentic voices, … Read more
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.
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.