Create and Protect Jobs and Businesses

  • Revitalise Tommyfield Market, moving it into Spindles.
  • Increase council spending with local businesses, and those which create local jobs.
  • Double the number of council apprenticeships.
The council is a living wage employer, and our investments will mean more well paid jobs and opportunities across the borough Cllr Arooj Shah, Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic and Social Reform
Cllr Arooj Shah, Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic and Social Reform

Help our Kids to Catch Up, and Give Adults New Skills

  • Continue with digital learning support so every child has the same chance.
  • Provide support to children from disadvantaged backgrounds to catch up on their education.
  • Support schools to work together to get all schools to good or outstanding.
By working together, Oldham's schools will ensure every young person has a great start Cllr Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
Cllr Shaid Mushtaq, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Promote Health and Wellbeing, Support Good Mental Health and Protect the Most Vulnerable

  • Support community groups to reduce loneliness, particularly amongst older people.
  • Improve mental health and wellbeing services for those at risk of emotional or mental health issues.
  • Focus on tackling Domestic Violence and use our new duties to support survivors.
We're bringing the health sector together locally so that residents have a better experience, and healthier lives Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care
Dr Zahid Chauhan OBE, Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care

Invest in Good Quality Affordable Homes and Improve Standards in the Private Rented Sector

  • Build more homes, particularly in town centres, so we can protect the green belt.
  • Work with tenants and landlords to create a Private Tenants’ Charter.
  • Speed up homebuilding to deliver over 2,000 new homes in Oldham town centre.
Oldham should be a green and affordable place to live. That's why we've written a Housing Strategy focused on brownfield development and building affordable homes Cllr Hannah Roberts, Cabinet Member for Housing
Cllr Hannah Roberts, Cabinet Member for Housing

Make Oldham the Greenest Borough, Tackle Carbon Emissions and Protect Green Spaces

  • Deliver Oldham’s Green New Deal and make the council carbon neutral by 2025.
  • Build a new linear park in Oldham town centre.
  • Invest in the ‘Northern Roots’ urban farm to create jobs, apprenticeships anda local food supply chain.
Northern Roots is a gamechanger, and our ambitious plans to make Oldham the greenest borough in GM are boosted by a thriving community energy sector. Cllr Abdul Jabbar MBE, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Low Carbon
Cllr Abdul Jabbar MBE, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Low Carbon

Challenge Inequality in Health, Jobs and Homes, Making our Borough Fairer

  • Increase vaccination and screening programmes, including the Oldham Health Check.
  • Fund Citizens Advice, to provide support to the least well off.
  • Work with the Youth Council to develop a Bill of Rights for Oldham young people.
Oldham's people are what make it great. We have to work together to create jobs and reduce isolation Cllr Amanda Chadderton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods
Cllr Amanda Chadderton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods
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