Liberal Democrats to set out plan for “Fairer futures in a safer, cleaner and greener Oldham”

  • New funding for ’20 is Plenty’ streets
  • New parks and recreational spaces fund
  • More cash to tackle crumbling roads and footpaths
  • More action on enviro crimes (litter, fly-tipping, dog fouling)
  • New children’s social care residential home

Oldham’s Liberal Democrat Opposition Group have set out their alternative budget proposals ahead of a crucial Council vote on 1 March, where councillors will agree to spending plans.

Liberal Democrat Leader of the Opposition councillor Howard Sykes MBE said, “New funding for ’20 is plenty’ on residential streets, more cash for our parks and green spaces, real action on environmental crime and a new children’s social care residential home.”

Howard Sykes

“We’ve listened to our communities and our priorities reflect what people expect from the Council. Our plan would make Oldham Borough a safer, cleaner, and greener place to be for all of us, but especially for the next generation.”

The Liberal Democrat proposals will be set out by Liberal Democrat Deputy Leader and Shadow Cabinet member for Finance and Low Carbon councillor Chris Gloster on 1 March.

Councillor Gloster said, “People are fed up with a Council that fixates on flashy vanity projects in Oldham Town Centre and fails to get the basics right for all our communities. I’m proud to present the Liberal Democrat plan for fairer futures in a safe, clean, and green Oldham starting with our plan for a brand-new children’s social care residential home.”

In the future, Oldham must be able to meet more of our care needs without sending children miles away. Liberal Democrats have a plan to invest in a new, Council owned and operated residential home for children.”

Councillor Sykes added, “People want safer, cleaner, and greener communities. Our plan is to invest in ’20 is Plenty’ on residential streets, cutting emissions and improving safety especial for children and older people. Our proposals for footways, highways and disabled parking investment would make our communities more accessible for everyone.”

“Our local parks and green spaces are being neglected and left to rot without any plan from the Council. Our plan to create a new fund for parks and recreational spaces will mean more care and maintenance of these treasured local assets.”

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