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.
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.
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