Join in the spooky fun down at The Hub | Oldham Council
Published: Thursday, 20th October 2016

Something spooky is going on down at The Hub in Alexandra Park.

There might not be any giant pumpkins on show but there will be plenty of Halloween fun on offer at an open day on Saturday, October 29.

The day is open to everyone and runs from 11am until 3pm. There will be a host of activities to take part in and watch.

Why not have a go at crafting your own pumpkin, getting your hands on some ‘smelly vegetables, apple bobbing, taking part in a story time and planting your own bulbs?

To keep with the Halloween fun there will also be some birds of prey swooping in to keep people entertained

The Hub is a resource for residents of all ages and groups wanting to learn more about food growing and is part of Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Growing scheme.

Community growing sessions are held every Wednesday (10am to noon) and Saturday (10am to noon – family focussed) and are open to everyone.

Throughout the year there is a range of tasks and activities to suit everyone, such as growing salad and lettuces in the polytunnel through to picking chives, spring onions and garlic and using them to make a pizza in the on-site outdoor oven.

So if you are interested in learning new or refreshing old skills why not come along? Meet new friends, harvest what’s been grown and take home your share to eat.

Get Oldham Growing gives residents the support they need to boost healthy eating, lead a more active lifestyle and encourages them to think about related job opportunities in the area.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives, said: “Across the borough we’re working with organisations to create eco-friendly areas that allow local residents to live healthier and active lifestyles, grow their own food and boost the environment.

“The Hub is somewhere that the whole community can enjoy and benefit from and I’d urge residents to come along to the open day and see what is on offer.”

The Hub can be accessed via gate on Kings Road, Oldham OL8 2BH - just along from Kings Road car park, next to Wheels for All.

For more information or to get involved in any activities contact or call 0161 770 4067.

To find out more about Get Oldham Growing and the projects the initiative has already supported visit

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