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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.

Give the gift of a sustainable Christmas this year

Thinking about how we can play our part through shopping locally and sustainably, getting creative with our gifts and wrapping, the small changes we make can have a considerable impact. At a time of year where stress levels are already on the rise, we’ve pulled together a few tips to help you think about how you can make this Christmas the most sustainable ever!  

Why Not Become A Member Of Carbon Co-op?

Our overarching goal is to help people and communities like those in Shover and Westwood, to make the radical reductions in home carbon emissions necessary to avoid runaway climate change in a way that caters to the diverse needs of householders.

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 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.