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Councillor Jabbar and Surjan hold a copy of the Local Energy Action Plan for Westwood Oldham in front of Oldham Energy Futures Team members

Celebrations and reflections in the neighbourhoods

With the seed-funded pilot projects established, the workshops finished, and the community-led action plans approved by the neighbourhood groups, the Oldham Energy Futures participants came together for a final time to celebrate and share the outcomes within the local community.

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.