A great place to work

We’re working hard to build a co-operative borough within Oldham – one where we work with residents, businesses and other organisations to improve the town. Put simply this means everyone doing their bit and everybody benefiting. Our co-operative charter outlines our vision for Oldham and our co-operative values.

  • Affordable homes for all  

    Oldham has a range of housing to meet all needs, with properties including town centre flats, family homes and large rural properties.  Average house prices are £25,000 less than Manchester meaning there is a wide range of affordable housing.

    Oldham is supporting a wide range of housing in the borough through strong partnerships to encourage a choice of homes that meet the needs and aspirations of our existing residents and will help attract new residents into the borough.

  • City life and countryside  

    Located on Manchester’s doorstep - but with nearly a quarter of the borough in the spectacular Peak District National Park - Oldham enjoys the best of both worlds, making it a superb place to live and work. 

  • Stunning scenery  

    The district of Saddleworth is synonymous with stunning landscapes and is steeped in local tradition. Oldham offers prime walking, cycling and horse riding territory, and is home to attractions like Castleshaw’s historic Roman Fort, and unrivalled beauty spots like Dove Stone Reservoir.

  • Parks and outdoor attractions  

    Elsewhere in the borough, outdoor attractions include four countryside centres, three nature reserves and 28 parks, including the award-winning Alexandra Park. This beautiful, 78-acre green space boasts Grade II* status from English Heritage and, along with Dunwood Park in Shaw, has received a prestigious Green Flag Award for international-standard facilities and excellent conservation and heritage work.

  • Sports and leisure  

    Alongside a wealth of outdoor activities, we’re investing in improving sports and leisure facilities for the people of Oldham. Thus includes a spectacular £15 million flagship leisure centre, offering residents state-of-the art amenities and putting Oldham on the national sporting map.

  • Culture  

    Oldham’s myriad of museums, galleries, music venues, theatres and libraries create a rich cultural scene. The Coliseum Theatre is renowned for its repertory theatre and Gallery Oldham now has one of the largest exhibition programmes in the North West.

    Looking ahead, a new and exciting arts facility which will combine the Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre is being developed in the town centre. Work is also underway on completing the redevelopment of the Old Town Hall into an ODEON multiplex cinema and restaurant complex.

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