Shoab Akhtar

Shoab Akhtar

Party: Labour

Ward: Werneth

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Additional Information

I live in Coppice with my family and have lived in Oldham since my childhood so it was a great honour when I became the Mayor of Oldham in 2008/09.


I was elected onto Oldham Council in 2000 and I’ve served on various committees and held different cabinet portfolio’s.


I was the Deputy Leader of the council from 2011 – 2014 with the responsibility for Oldham town centre. I am currently the Cabinet Member for Employment and Enterprise.


I am also a governor at Oldham Sixth form College and Werneth Primary school and I chair the Enterprise Trust.


I am employed by Great places Housing Group.


Over the 14 years that I’ve represented Werneth, some neighbourhoods have changed significantly in particularly in housing terms.  Some of the major projects that  I have been involved with include;


·         New homes developed across the ward in Freehold, Coppice and Primrose Bank;

·         A new community centre in Primrose Bank;

·         Alleygating across the ward;

·         A new integrated health centre – Werneth Medical centre;

·         Floodlit multigames areas in Coppice (Tudor St( and Freehold (Milne St);

·         Improvements to Werneth Park play area.

I am passionate about community development work and always striving to improve my town and ward - trying new ways of working in cooperation with residents. I’m also the vice chair of Tudor Community Sports group and am currently developing a new local scheme called ‘Love Your Street’ as part of the borough wide ‘Love where you live’ initiative.

Councillor Shoab Akhtar Annual Report


Contact information

Home address: 
94 Wellington Road

Phone:  0161 287 2005

Mobile:  07973 101633


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