Councillor Abdul Jabbar, MBE

“Northern Roots has the potential to transform the way we think about urban green space, not just in Greater Manchester but globally“...

Councillor Barbara Brownridge

“Three of my children and all four grandchildren live in Oldham, so I have a real stake in protecting and developing the borough. Northern Roots will be a marvellous asset for Oldham” Councillor Barbara Brownridge Councillor Barbara Brownridge represents North Chadderton Ward, Oldham, has portfolio responsibilities for Neighbourhoods and Culture, and is a long-term...

Anne Selby

I’ve been supportive of the Northern Roots project ever since I was first shown round the site, and was instrumental in attracting funding from the government’s Green Recovery Fund to help progress Northern Roots’ aspirations’...

Zahid Chauhan, OBE

Zahid Chauhan is Councillor for Oldham’s Alexandra ward, Cabinet Member for Adult Health and Social Care, Oldham Council, and a respected local GP. ...

Rebekah Sutcliffe

‘I’m passionate about Northern Roots. I grew up nearby and used to play on the site as a child! It’s an exciting and innovative project, which will make a real difference to people who live nearby and to the wider Oldham population’ Rebekah Sutcliffe Rebekah is Strategic Director of Communities and Reform, at Oldham...

Jonathan Bland

“Northern Roots is a ground-breaking project that will be transformative not just for Oldham, but a model for others nationally and internationally” Jonathan Bland, MD of Social Business International Ltd Jonathan Bland is an international expert on social enterprises and social innovation. He is Managing Director of Social Business International Ltd. He is the...

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