Oldham residents transform fly-tipped alleyways thanks to new Hubbub campaign

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Residents have been encouraged to transform fly-tipped areas such as alleyways
Brilliant, I suggested this some time ago to my MP. Many years ago neighbours would natter, ...

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Residents in Oldham have taken a new approach to fly-tipping by transforming their littered alleyways into valued spaces.

Mouldy sofas, unwanted white goods and piles of rubbish have been replaced with plants, trees, benches and children’s play equipment as part of the Hubbub Love Where You Live campaign.

It is run in partnership with Oldham Council and social enterprise IF Oldham.

Throughout June, a pop-up exhibition has been launched in Oldham town centre to inspire others to take action against fly tipping, which costs the town over £1 million per year.

Oldham Council have also committed to creating a fund which will be made available on application to individuals and community groups who want to transform their alleyways.

Councillor Arooj Shah, Oldham Council, said: “If residents want to make a stand against fly-tipping, reclaim their space and restore pride in their area, we’re really happy to support them with finance and guidance. We’re keen to see other communities replicating these amazing alley transformations and would urge interested parties to come forward.”


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Brilliant, I suggested this some time ago to my MP. Many years ago neighbours would natter, children would play all day, a good community spirit would be felt. Bring back the good old days! I have emailed Arooj Shah and shown my interest as the fly tipping is driving me around the twist. Let's make a good example of what can be done with our Alley Way!

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