2014: The year ahead

I WOULD like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a – slightly belated – happy New Year for 2014.

In the spirit of moving with the times I decided this year that I would record a New Year’s message just before the holiday period as a video blog.

In this I look back on the challenges we faced as a Borough in 2013 and set out our focus for the year ahead.

Metrolink is set to arrive in Oldham town centre later this month and we are expecting great progress across the range of our regeneration programme.

The purpose of these projects is not just to create employment opportunities and reinvigorate our town’s economy, it is also about social investment.

Only by addressing the symbols of decline that people still use a reference point for Oldham can we hope to get even more residents, businesses and partners behind us.

If you’ve not already seen this on the Oldham Council website, then please click the link below to watch my video message.

New Year Leader’s message

Thanks for listening,


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