Northern Roots News Autumn 2021

Kickstart job & future opportunities

Calling all 16-24 year olds! On Universal Credit? Fancy a paid role in landscape management? Want to acquire skills in environmental conservation, species identification and habitat creation? Hone your project management skills? Learn about community engagement and volunteering programmes? Northern Roots is recruiting for a Landscape Management Assistant.

Got skills in community arts development, landscape management, or working with vulnerable or NEET young people? Northern Roots is keen to hear from local residents who offer these skills as we wait for the outcome of a funding bid.

Consultation opportunities

Thank you to everyone who shared feedback on the initial Northern Roots masterplan proposal online and in person at consultation events this September.  Northern Roots is currently gathering all the feedback you shared with us and will use this to inform a revised proposal. This revised masterplan will be shared back with you for further consultation in November 2021.

There are two further opportunities to learn more about the project and help shape the vision in October. Book onto a free Northern Roots site tour to meet the Northern Roots team and discuss proposals in situ. Or come and meet architect Alison Thornton-Sykes, from award-winning practice JDDK, and help design the proposed Visitor and Learning Centres.

Volunteering opportunities

From short family sessions on a Saturday, to an eight week skills development programme, Northern Roots Environmental Volunteering is now live, with something for everyone to get involved with.

Northern Roots history podcast

Roman roads? The world’s biggest mill? The Beautiful Oldham Society? Strawberry Gardens? Love a bit of local history? Time travel through Northern Roots with our brand new history podcast.

Discover Northern Roots

Want to find out more about our plans for carbon, biodiversity and green energy on the 160-acre Northern Roots site?  See Green Infrastructure and Blue Sky Thinking

The vision for Northern Roots? See Growing Northern Roots

Prefer to watch a short film? See Northern Roots video

Discover a 160-acre wilderness ten minutes from Oldham town centre. See Discover Northern Roots

Northern Roots Social

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Young people volunteering at Northern Roots, summer 2021.
Planting onions at the Community Food Growing Project on Northern Roots site.
Mary Higgs, social reformer and founder of the Beautiful Oldham Society.