Colin McLaren

Title: Councillor

Party: Labour

Ward: Chadderton Central

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Additional Information

I have been a Councillor for Chadderton Central Ward for the past eight years.


I have lived in the ward for 25 years and both of my children attended local primary and secondary schools.


I am a retired teacher with a quarter of a century’s service in a local secondary and went on to develop a second career working with young players attached to a professional football club. 


I am currently Chair of Oldham Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Management Board and Vice Chair of the Licensing Committee.


I am also a Governor of the Radclyffe School and Christ Church C of E Primary School.


In addition, I am Chair of the Joint Health Overview and Scrutiny Committee for Pennine Acute NHS Trust and Vice Chair of the Joint Mental Health Overview and Scrutiny Management Board for Pennine Care NHS Trust.


I’m also on the board at Voluntary Action Oldham and Oldham Play Action Group and have helped to develop and support a significant number of voluntary groups in Chadderton. 


I am Vice President of the Chadderton Historical Society as well as being Vice President and Trustee of the Chadderton Federation of Community Organisations (better known as Chadderton Together). 


I have helped many local residents with advice and casework covering a considerable range of issues.  This ward has seen some significant developments including the new Radclyffe School, the John Henry Newman College, the Metrolink station at Freehold, housing developments on Hunt Lane and Crossley Estate, junction improvements on Broadway, and now Foxdenton, which has required a considerable amount of ongoing investigative work to address issues raised by residents. 


Councillor Colin McLaren Annual Report


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If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Labour Councillor, please contact Councillor C McLaren on Telephone number 0161 627 4197 or via email at

Contact information

Home address: 
4 Rowanwood
Firwood Park

Phone:  0161 627 4197


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