We all want to live in a neighbourhood we feel happy in, a place to be proud of, and where our kids can play safely. Many of us consider the outside of our homes to be as important as the inside, yet fly-tipping continues to be a serious problem, costing Oldham a whopping £1 million per year to clean up.

Residents in Oldham who are fed up with fly-tipping and litter have been rolling up their sleeves to make a change. Supported by environmental charity Hubbub, ifOldham and Oldham Council, residents have been turning the alleyways between their houses into cleaner, greener spaces.

Alleys have always been an integral part of Oldham’s identity and have the potential to bring little pockets of nature, habitats for birds and insects, and a social space of fun, learning, and relaxation for the whole community to enjoy.

We invite you to our pop-up transformed alleyway, free events, and an exhibition that shows the story of how Oldham residents are turning wasteland into wonderland, and how you could do it too.

Come along to free, fun activities for all ages at the Manchester Chambers, Oldham OL1 1LF

Share shed activity

Sat 9th June, 11am-1pm

Build a bug house and bird feeder

Sat 16th June, 11am-1pm

Talk to alleyway experts

Weds 20th June, 3pm-5pm

Share-shed activity

Sat 30th June, 11am-1pm


Open daily from 7th June

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