Oldham Council provides a wide range of services for people of the Borough and manages an annual budget totalling approx £180 million.
As a co-operative council, Oldham Council's ambition is to deliver a co-operative future where everyone does their bit to create a confident and ambitious borough.
The Council wants all members of the community to be able to play an active part in building our co-operative borough. Put simply, becoming a co-operative borough is about everybody doing their bit and everybody benefiting.
Working with communities at a neighbourhood level and over the services and amenities that matter most to them. They are devolving power and responsibility and supporting people to do more to help themselves and each other, helping to build greater resilience and self-reliance that enables individuals and communities to make positive choices to change their neighbourhoods for the better - whether that means small choices that make a big difference, like putting litter in the bin instead of dropping it on the street, or making a big change, like taking control of local services.
The co-operative ambition is underpinned by three objectives:
• A productive place to invest where business and enterprise thrive
• Confident communities where everyone does their bit
• A co-operative council creating responsive and high quality services
The Council's key work programmes support the key priorities of job creation, economic growth, regeneration and getting a fair deal for Oldham residents.
The Council is committed to working with its OHIP partners to improve our 'housing offer' and quality of life for all citizens
Oldham Council’s Housing Strategy 2015-18 sets out:
- Progress and achievements made in the past three years
- What the key housing challenges are and outlines these through a national, regional and local context
- Our vision and priorities for the next three years
The Strategy is supported by a detailed annual delivery plan, which sets out how we will work with partners to ensure our key priorities are delivered.
As a co-operative borough, we look forward to working with our partners and residents to make the delivery of this strategy a success.