If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Labour Councillors, please contact
Councillor Shoab Akhtar
Tel: 0161 287 2005
Councillor Fida Hussain
Tel: 07976 893 337
Councillor Javid Iqbal
Tel: 07969 021 632
c/o Members Services
Phone: 0161 345 7637
Mobile: 07969 021 632
Cllr Javid Iqbal – Werneth Ward
MY WARD PRIORITIES
· Health and Well-being
· Hartford Mill Site
Work in the community
After a very very long wait Hartford Mill demolition has been completed. In January 2019 a planning application was approved to demolish the eye soar. Work started in late 2019, however in 2020 due to the pandemic all work was halted. The main body of the mill has been demolished, with just the chimney breast standing. The chimney breast will be demolished within the next few months making way for new homes to be built on the brown field site.
Resurfaced Various roads across the ward. Working with allocated housing developer to address issues around phase 1 & 2 of Suthers St development.
Working with local residents living on newly built housing development to address the issues around the anti-social behaviour & how to better utilize the open space.
Working with local residents & businesses to address the parking issues on Primrose Bank
National housing developer Keepmoat have started the second phase in Primrose Bank & Suthers St & Edwards St.
Arranged for various alleyway clearances, during the lockdown we have seen an exponential rise in fly tipping in the ward. We have a major clean up scheduled for 2022.
Assisted local residents with Issues ranging: Housing, Schooling, Environmental, Fly tipping, ASB
Contacted local residents by telephone, email and Zoom, MS Teams
during the COVID pandemic to tackle a range of problems.
Funding the following projects through the Cllrs budget
Werneth Freehold Community Development Project – Toy Library & Electricity charges for pitch lights, St Thomas School – Forest Play Area, Grit Bins - St Thomas school Circle Newport St, Kashmir Cricket Club, Glodwick Dynamoes FC, Indian Association CAB Neighbourhood advice - over the phone
Details of participation in groups and bodies attended as a representative of the Council;
Full Council Meetings, Planning Committee, Oldham West District Partnership, Primrose Community Centre, Chair of Charities Committee, Tudor Community Sports Group.
During the lockdown period the council have had to adapt to new ways of working. Remote working was introduced to facilitate meetings with constituents & colleagues & council officers. The daily face to face meeting were replaced with online meeting & therefore meant having to scale back some of the work. Social media played a significant part in updating local community of advice & covid centres. I look forward to restarting my face-to-face meeting as soon as the restrictions are finally lifted.
Face to face Ward Surgeries are due to start soon due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact me by phone or email for any issues or problems.