Creating community spaces in Coldhurst

A fly-tipping hotspot in Coldhurst has been transformed into vibrant community hub for children to enjoy thanks to youngsters and housing association Contour Homes.

A consultation was held at St Hilda’s Primary in March, where students of the school’s eco council pitched three design plans for the new-look alley to local residents. Around 50 tenants attended and voted on proposals for a new painted games area, benches and equipment for planting.

Contour Homes, part of Symphony Housing Group, provided funding for the games area and donated the planters, and Oldham Borough Council cleared the alley.

The new area was unveiled to residents last week and tenants came together for a special event packed with family fun to celebrate. Those attending got to try their hand at planting vegetables and sample henna art, while children were treated to face-painting and got to try out the new painted games area, taking…

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