Welcome to Sholver
Sholver is a semi-rural community on the outskirts of Oldham. Our community like living in the area because of the proximity to the hills, the views across Oldham from places such as the Millennium Green, the clean, fresh air and the sense of community they feel.
We are a group of residents who have a wide breadth of lived experience, from retired solicitors and nurses to social workers. Some members of our group have lived in Sholver all their lives, while others have chosen to move to the area to be closer to family and friends.
The groups’ age ranges between 20 and 80 years old, giving a unique perspective of the challenges faced in the area from those of working age, with young families through to retired residents.
Many of us are also actively involved in the community, volunteering at the Sholver & Moorside Community Hub and supporting the various activities and clubs that are run from there. Some have allotments on the Millenium Green; others walk their dogs across the hills and spend time enjoying the fresh air.
For the majority of us, there was a desire to be involved in the Oldham Energy Future project as an entry point into understanding the challenges faced in reaching net-zero emissions, learning how they could make changes on a personal level, and what could happen in their community to support and achieve these goals.