Steven Bashforth

Party: Labour

Ward: Royton South

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If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Labour Councillor, please contact Councillor Steven Bashforth on telephone number 01706 290313 or email him at

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Home address: 
53 Penthorpe Drive

Phone:  01706 290313


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Cllr Steven Bashforth – Royton South Ward


·         Protecting our green spaces

·         A safe and clean community

·         Excellent and accessible leisure services

·         Thriving businesses

Work in thecommunity


I have pledged my full and active opposition to any detrimental development in Royton and will continue to use my experience to oppose anything which is against the interests of Royton’s people. At the same time, I will never hesitate to use my considerable experience to the benefit of Royton and its people.


I am a grass roots councillor who has a long record of helping many individual Royton people; and have always been involved Royton’s excellent community groups. I am very proud to be a founder member and the first Chair of the Royton Royal British Legion branch and to be the President of the Royton Veterans Bowling Club. I have been involved with bringing a number of interesting and well attended car shows to Heyside and with the help of a local Roytoner, instigated the former Royton Real Food Market.


Amongst the many groups I have supported are local sporting clubs, Scouts, Brownies, Royton Local History Society the Heyside Neighbourhood Council and I am fully involved in the Royton Christmas and summer events.


Amongst the many ward issues dealt with on a regular basis are: -

·          Anti-social behaviour.

·          Dog fouling.

·          Alleyway clean ups.

·          Dealing with utility Companies.

·          Council tax problems and queries.

·          Issues relating to ground rent.

·          Allotments.

·          Noise from clubs and pubs.

·          Abandoned vehicles.

·          Speeding problems.

·          Homelessness.

·          Fly tipping.

·          Vandalism in our parks.

·          Underage drinking.

·          Planning and licensing issues.

·          Parking problems.

·          Street lighting.

·          Home adaptations for disabilities.

·          School placements.

·          Bus routes and fares.


I am a member of Royton Executive Committee and Community Forum, and currently serve as Chair of the MioCare Group.


Over the years I have served Royton and the Council on:-


• Oldham Planning Committee, both as a member and many years as Chair.

• Traffic Regulations Order Panel, again both as a member and as Chair.

• Oldham Licencing Committee.

• Commons Registration Committee.

• Oldham Distress Fund Trustee.

• Royton Sick and Needy Trustee.

• Appeals Committee.

• Greater Manchester Geological Unit.

• Oldham Children’s Holiday Home Management Committee.

• Parking Regulations Outside London (PATROL) Adjudication Joint Committee.

• Oldham Credit Union.

• Greater Manchester Geological Unit.

• Greater Manchester Police Authority

• Deputy Cabinet Member with responsibility for Oldham’s link to the Crime and Police Commissioner.


I have always had an excellent attendance record at official council meetings, ward surgeries and meeting with local people.


The emergence of the Covid 19 pandemic was like nothing we have had to deal with before which has and still is dominating everything we do. Oldham Council and all councilors including myself have been at the frontline in responding to the pandemic; including distributing emergency food and medicine, providing vital social care, running testing centers and now rolling out the virus.


Instead of attending meetings on your behalf at Oldham Civic Centre, all meetings have been held virtually, accessed via phone or laptop. I have undertaken training on using this technology so that I could continue to represent you throughout this difficult time.


In Royton I have had to scale back and completely stop face to face interaction, but the amount of casework has remained constant and I, like everyone else, have had to adapt and make sure I am available more than ever by e-mail or telephone.

I have kept in touch with local community groups as much as possible and am looking forward to being able to personally meet with the people of Royton again soon.

T: 01706 290 313


Face to face Ward Surgeries are cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please contact me by phone or email for any issues or problems.