Get Oldham Growing: opportunity to create community growing hub at Lees Park

Oldham Council is seeking the support of groups and organisations to create a community growing hub within Lees Park.

get oldham growing logoAs part of the local authority’s Get Oldham Growing initiative, the transformation would enhance the park environment and provide space for community activities with a strong eco-themed focus.

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

The local authority is looking to bring a redundant area of the park – a former bowling green and building – back to life for the purposes of a community growing hub.

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.

“We hope this move will give a new lease of life to an unused area of Lees Park – creating somewhere that the whole of the community can enjoy and benefit from.”

Any community organisations or groups who would like to find out more or submit an expression of interest should visit: www.oldham.gov.uk/leesgrowthhub

To find out more about Get Oldham Growing and the projects this initiative has already supported should visit www.oldham.gov.uk/getoldhamgrowing

 

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