Dave Murphy

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Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Crompton

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Surgery details

Thursday 11 July 2024
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Councillors Louie Hamblett, Dave Murphy or Diane Williamson (Liberal Democrat)
Lifelong Learning Centre
High Street
Oldham OL2 8TB

Thursday 18 July 2024
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Councillors Louie Hamblett, Dave Murphy or Diane Williamson (Liberal Democrat)
Lifelong Learning Centre
High Street
Oldham OL2 8TB

If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Lib Dem Councillors, please contact:

Councillor Dave Murphy
Tel: 01706 840 056
Mob: 07894 598 250
Twitter: @CllrDaveMurphy

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Level 3, Civic Centre
West Street

Phone:  01706 840 056

Mobile:  07894 598 250

Email:  dave.murphy@oldham.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies


Supporting residents through



·         Listening to residents


·         Environmental Issues


·         Championing highway and footpath issues


·         Protecting Greenbelt and OPOL


·         New Health Centre for Shaw and Crompton


·         Demanding better for Crompton


·         Working all year round not just at Election time.


·         Highway improvements which includes footpaths and safety


·         Tackling Dog Fouling



Work in the community


      Demanding better for Crompton.


      Working with our fantastic Royton, Shaw and Crompton District Team to deliver services and aspirations to Shaw and Crompton wards.


      Working with Oldham Council’s amazing staff from, Chief Executive, Directors and Officers to deliver services for Crompton.


Thank you for all your hard work I really appreciate everything each and every one does to make sure Crompton and Oldham is a great place to live, work and enjoy.


      Knocking on doors all year round not just at election time.


      Updates on Twitter


      Working with partners such as First Choice Homes Oldham and Greater Manchester Police.


      Worked alongside ward colleagues to bring together the “Love Where You Live” campaign – which aims to tackle dog fouling, litter and fly tipping whilst bring a sense of pride to the area.


      Attended all Full Oldham Council meetings and online meetings have asked questions, made observations and asked questions on minutes as well as submitted motions to influence policy and procedures.


      Shaw and Crompton wards hold face to face ward surgeries, organised every week, on a rota basis with my five ward colleagues – this allows me to listen to residents’ concerns personally, rather than them trying to put it in an email.


      I am the Shadow Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, which I really enjoy as it gives me the opportunity to hold to administration to account whilst also offering other alternatives.


      Continue to campaign to get a Health Centre for the residents of Shaw and Crompton. Which looks to have taken a giant leap forward by having planning permission granted and work to start any moment..


      Continuing to sort local environmental issues such as dog fouling, litter and flytipping.


      Continue to raise concerns about the state of the roads and working to fix potholes, surface erosion and making sure poor roads are part of a programmed works plan for replacement or treatment. 3x problematic roads have been fixed, Rochdale Road, The Link and Low Crompton Road as well as several other roads in Royton, Shaw and Crompton.


      Supporting community groups.


      Member of Hopwood Trust appointed by the Council.


      Attended the Holocaust Remembrance Service at Crompton War Memorial and help set it up.


      Support the High Crompton Park Friends.


      My colleagues actively look at locations for more AEDs (heart start equipment) in the ward of Crompton.


      Working with the Royal British Leigion, Events Group and Shaw & Crompton Parish Council to project poppies on Crompton War Memorial, which is now back on track following delayings following staff changes.


      Continue to support local residents by providing a refill for the grit bins that we have bought them, when the area does not meet the Council’s criteria


      Working with Council Officers to safeguard a car park in High Crompton to ensure resident continue to have free parking.


      Continue to support the Homewatch schemes in Crompton, I continue to work with my colleague Cllr Williamson and Louie Hamblett where we have an established group.


      Dog fouling leaflets provided and delivered in problematic hot spot areas


      Provide a regular Focus Newsletter letting residents know what local Councillors are up to which includes a free post comments section.


      Support the Children’s Champion Scheme and still have a young person under my wing.


      Continue with a project in Crompton working with partners such as United Utilities, Environment Agency and Oldham Council Officers – also cross party working with colleagues in Royton North and Royton South. Now completed and I am monitoring.


      Supporting residents close to the new second entrance following planning approval at Crompton Gate.


      Working with faith organisations such as Holy Trinity Church and St Paul’s Methodist Church.


      Getting commitments by Oldham Council that problematic roads are to be resurfaced.


      Replacement of streets signs that do not meet the Councils criteria, but we believe leaving them as they are make the ward look uncared for. We have a massive project planned around Denbigh Drive, Dorset Ave, Bedford and Surrey Ave although refused by the council I will continue to make sure this scheme goes ahead in some form.


      Supporting residents on Denbigh Drive with guidance following a planning application.


      Fund outreach work for young people for disadvantaged at with a project lead by the detached youth team.


      Continue to report faulty Street Lighting columns.


      My colleague and I put out information street letters on various issues.


      Double Yellow lines about to be installed at Wood Street/ Salisbury Street and Rushcroft Road following concerns about visibility.


      Changes in bus services continue to be a problem for residents in Crompton we continue to work with TfGM to find solutions to make the best of a bad situation.


      We have ensured our young people have something to do in the school holidays by funding activities throughout Shaw and Crompton.


      Shaw and Crompton Councillors met with the Accountable Officer from the Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS) to raise concerns over the GP Practices in Royton and Crompton Health Centre and the services they provide. We have chased the progress of the New Health Centre in Shaw.


Issues for the community have taken on a whole new dynamic as we start to have to live with COVID-19 and financial challenges.


Residents continue to contact us with issues but it’s definitely not business as usual as we look to do what we can to help which I have found very frustrating.


We continue to door knock making sure residents are ok and to make sure they are safe and well and we look to support local businesses as they start to get back on their feet.


Liberal Democrat Councillor’s priorities are your priorities, and we will deliver where possible what residents want it is how we base our campaigning. You have told us what you want whether that is on the doors, if we bump into you on the street, at community meeting and through our paper communications.





E: dave.murphy@oldham.gov.uk                          


T: 01706 840056


M: 07894 598250