What's in your area

On this page you can find information about the neighbourhood priorities in your area as well as news and details about upcoming events.

"Hi, I'm Ben Humphries and I'm your Neighbourhood Officer for Barker Street. If you have any issues regarding your tenancy or neighbourhood please contact me via our Service Centre."

  • Neighbourhood project

    The BGreen Project is a pioneering initiative across 2 wards and 5 estates in Central Oldham. We are the major landlord in the St Mary’s and Coldhurst wards. As a result of a high number of void properties, the St Mary’s estate contained significantly lower than average property asset values. Following an area review, other housing related indicators were identified, which included fuel poverty, high levels of benefit dependency and health and education outcomes.

  • Neighbourhood plan

    Key Priorities

    Ensure demand on services is appropriate:

    We will make appropriate referrals to services.


    Reduce demand on GMP and challenge perceptions around ASB:

    We will work with our partners, customers and colleagues to challenge perceptions and influence change.


    Reduce high levels of unemployment:

    We will promote to all customers, FCHO’s employment and training offer including work experience, volunteering and employment readiness.

    Encourage/signpost to health and well-being opportunities:

    We will work with groups and partner agencies to promote health activities in the area.

    Develop Community Development Activity:


    We will continue to work with existing groups, promoting the work they do to the wider community.

  • Your local events

    Events in your area this summer

    A list of all the events happening this summer in your community

    Barker Street OL1 Oldham Meeting

    Barker Street OL1 Oldham Meeting

    Date: Every other Monday

    Time: 10:00 until 12:00

    Where: Barker Street Community Centre, Eden Street, Oldham, OL1 2XA

    OL1-Oldham Meetings

    We are a group of residents in the BGreen area (St Marys, Coldhurst, Burnley Street, Egerton Street, Barker Street) who want to make sure that all the work and improvements done over the last year are only the start of making this a great place to live. Come along to our weekly meetings and see how you can get involved.

    OL1 Oldham Meetings

    Date: Every other Monday

    Time: 10:00 until 12:00

    Where: Wallshaw Community Centre, Wallshaw Street, Oldham, OL1 3UP

    OL1-Oldham Meetings

    We are a group of residents in the BGreen area (St Marys, Coldhurst, Burnley Street, Egerton Street, Barker Street) who want to make sure that all the work and improvements done over the last year are only the start of making this a great place to live. Come along to our weekly meetings and see how you can get involved.

    Barker Street Computer Club

    Everyone is welcome to come along to the Barker Street Community Centre every Thursday between 1.30 and 4pm for the Computer Club. It is open to anyone wanting to learn computer skills or refresh the skills they already have. You can also get support with job searching and free access to the job search site MyWorksearch. Bring along your own tablets/ipads/laptops/smartphones and learn how to use them more successfully!

    Barker Street Games Night

    Come along and take part in the community games night, the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9.30pm, at the Barker Street Community Centre. Games include darts, cards, domino's, bingo and much more. Refreshments and a hot supper is provided for a small contribution.

    Barker Street Games Night

    Come along and take part in the community games night, the first Wednesday of every month from 7-9.30pm, at the Barker Street Community Centre. Games include darts, cards, domino's, bingo and much more. Refreshments and a hot supper is provided for a small contribution.

    CHAT, Community Help and Advice Team

    These sessions are managed by volunteers from the OL1-Oldham Group and offer Free advice on how to address any problems being faced by you or your family by helping you to access to right service provider, in the right way at the right time.

    Date: Every Wednesday

    Time: 1:00pm until 5:00pm

    Where: 100 Lord Street, St Marys, Oldham, OL1 3DJ

    Barker Street Coffee Morning

    Everyone is welcome to come along to the Barker Street Community Centre every Tuesday between 11-1pm for our friendly community coffee morning where a small fee is charged for tea toast and cake. Trips out are also organised by the group.

    Barker Street Coffee Morning

    Everyone is welcome to come along to the Barker Street Community Centre every Tuesday between 11-1pm for our friendly community coffee morning where a small fee is charged for tea toast and cake. Trips out are also organised by the group.

  • Local news

    Rapid ROCA returns for 2018

    Rapid ROCA returns for 2018

    Rapid ROCA returns for 2018

    Rapid ROCA returns for 2018

    Rapid ROCA returns for 2018

    Rapid ROCA returns for 2018

    Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

    Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

    Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

    Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

    Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

    Our 2016/17 Social impact Report is now available to view

    Benefits are Changing - do not get caught out

    Benefits are Changing - do not get caught out

    Starting in April, Universal Credit in Oldham is Changing. If you make a new claim or make changes to your claim, you will have to go on to the new online portal for benefits.

    Value for Money statement

    Value for Money statement

    View our VFM report showing how we invest in our homes, services and community.

    Value for Money statement

    Value for Money statement

    View our VFM report showing how we invest in our homes, services and community.

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