Oldham Energy Futures

WS01 In Sholver - mapping community assets in the neighbourhood
WS01 In Sholver - mapping community assets in the neighbourhood
WS02 in Westwood - exploring energy efficiency in the home
WS02 in Westwood - exploring energy efficiency in the home
WS03 in Sholver - walkabout and mapping movement, traffic and transport issues across the neighbourhood
WS03 in Sholver - walkabout and mapping movement, traffic and transport issues across the neighbourhood
WS04 away day at Squash, Liverpool for the Sholver Group - exploring renewables and potential for community energy
WS04 away day at Squash, Liverpool for the Sholver Group - exploring renewables and potential for community energy
WS05 in Westwood - identifying challenges and opportunities and ideas for improvements to energy efficiency in homes and active travel in the neighbourhood
WS05 in Westwood - identifying challenges and opportunities and ideas for improvements to energy efficiency in homes and active travel in the neighbourhood
WS06 in Sholver - exploring renewables and transport project ideas in Sholver
WS06 in Sholver - exploring renewables and transport project ideas in Sholver
WS07 in Westwood - exploring energy efficiency project ideas in Westwood
WS07 in Westwood - exploring energy efficiency project ideas in Westwood

Since January 2021, URBED has been working with Carbon Coop in two neighbourhoods in Oldham, Sholver and Westwood, to explore, shape, test, and own plans & projects designed to transform their neighbourhood and energy futures. Oldham Energy Futures puts citizens at the front and centre of decision making and planning in their local area, which is the key to kick-starting the energy transition. 

The programme is a mixture of learning about energy issues and making key recommendations that will put their community on track for a low carbon future, in which local people benefit from the solutions created. The wider local community, businesses and organisations will also be engaged in the conversation, helping to shape the plans and projects as they form.

In each area, we are working together with a local community group to explore energy themes of energy efficiency in the home, active travel and sustainable transport and renewable energy generation across the neighbourhood and beyond. Together with the community groups, we are developing Energy Action Plans, which will incorporate ideas and actions based on the discussions and priorities within the three energy themes.

To find out more about Oldham Energy Futures and follow the progress and story of the in-community workshops and two local energy community groups, check out the project blog here.

This project is funded by ICLEI as part of Action Fund.

 

Project blog