3. Your Oldham - #YourEnvironment

Oldham is surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside in Britain. However, due to our industrial heritage not all local areas are equally green and leafy.

There is no doubt that living in a place which has trees, flowers, fruit and vegetables growing gives a real feel-good factor. There’s lots of evidence that shows how beneficial green space is for health, happiness and wellbeing.

Your Oldham wants to inspire and help residents to roll up their sleeves in creating a greener Oldham.

Did you know?

  • There are a number of projects and initiatives which you can read more about by clicking on one of the links
  • If you are inspired by these case studies, a directory of environmental projects and actions occurring across the borough can be found here:

Tell us about it

We would love your views on these environment-related questions:

  • What are your top recycling tips? Why not send us a picture!
  • Do you have a favourite place to visit in Oldham?
  • Do you know of any local growing schemes, environmental initiatives, or energy conservation projects that you would like to give a shout out to.

We would love to hear about it! Just email: policy@oldham.gov.uk with the details or using the #YourOldham #YourEnvironment on social media.

How can you get involved?

  • Oldham's parks have been judged to be amongst the best in the country. Tell us how you use your local park and what it means to you – and share your pictures. We'll put together a gallery of your images on the Your Oldham homepage.
  • Recycling is one of the best ways for you to have a positive impact on the place you live. Recycling is important to both the natural environment and us. We must act fast as the amount of waste we create is increasing all the time. So, if you have a great idea for improving recycling or reducing waste, we’d love to hear it. Perhaps you would like to organise regular children’s clothes swaps, or set up a series of workshops to teach people how to mend clothes, electrical items or how to cook with leftovers?
  • Using less energy has lots of benefits – you can save money and help the environment. Do you have any energy efficient home improvement ideas?

The Green Dividend

The Green Dividend Fund is a one-off fund to spark and support community action and initiatives. It aims to enable places in the Oldham’s Selective Licensing areas to be greener through gardening and/or landscaping projects. These projects benefit streets and neighbourhoods for both residents and visitors. Why not start your own Green Dividend project?

Street Trees Fund

It is amazing the impact trees can have on places, making them feel more vibrant and adding real interest both for people and wildlife. The council has therefore committed £100,000 to creating greener streets across the borough through the provision and planting of street trees – that could mean over 400 new trees planted in Oldham.

Oldham’s Parks and Play Areas

Are you looking for a fun day out with the family? Have you considered visiting one of Oldham’s beautiful parks or fun filled play areas? Find out about local parks and open spaces, playgrounds, nature reserves and sports pitches.

Oldham Community Power

Oldham Community Power has been created to benefit the people of Oldham borough by installing community-owned renewable energy into community and council owned buildings. OCP will use the funds raised by renewable energy generation to support local community projects, including those that help young people to gain training and employment in the environmental sector, and tackle fuel poverty.

Recycle Now

Are you interested in finding our more about recycling? Perhaps you just need some advice on what is recyclable. On this site you will find advice on how you can increase recycling and find out why it is important we Recycle Now!

Warm Homes Oldham

The Warm Homes Oldham scheme is an award winning free service for Oldham residents, providing advice, support and energy saving measures to residents that are struggling to pay their energy bills and to heat their homes.

Energy Saving Trust

Whether you've already implemented energy saving solutions in your home, or are yet to consider the options available, here's the information you need to make informed decisions about managing the energy efficiency of your home.

Make Oldham Greener