Hazel Gloster

Party: Liberal Democrats

Ward: Shaw

Other councillors representing this Ward:

Surgery details

Thursday 14 September 2023
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Councillors Hazel Gloster and Howard Sykes (Lib Dem)
Lifelong Learning Centre
High Street
Oldham OL2 8TB

Thursday 21 September 2023
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Councillors Hazel Gloster and Howard Sykes (Lib Dem)
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 Hazel Gloster
T: 01706 847 709
E: hazel.gloster@oldham.gov.uk
Twitter: @hazel_gloster

Contact information

Home address: 
Fullwood House
Lower Fullwoood

Phone:  01706 847709

Bus. email:  hazel.gloster@oldham.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies


Cllr Hazel Gloster – ShawWard                                     

My Ward priorities

·         Supporting residents and businesses

·         to recover from pandemic

·         New Health Centre for Shaw

·         Protecting Green Belt/Spaces

·         Litter, Fly Tipping and Dog Fouling

·         Listening and engaging with residents

·         Environmental Improvements

·         Local Policing ASB/crime

·         Bus and tram services

·         Highways, footways and speeding traffic



Training completed


·         Corporate Parenting – Mandatory

·         Safeguarding

·         Planning Training - Mandatory



Work in the community


Throughout 2022 the Covid-19 recovery has made life very difficult for residents and businesses.

The Community of Shaw has once again stepped up to the challenge by supporting our neighbours,

shopping local to sustain our small businesses. 

Unfortunately, there have been some business casualties but on the whole, by adapting the way they work many have survived and are once again thriving.


Although the ways we have been working have changed dramatically, with far more emphasis being placed on telephone and electronic communications, the issues faced have remained very similar to previous years but with far more emphasis on our Community. Throughout the year I have continued to work hard for my residents offering support, advice and guidance to help meet their needs and resolve their issues where possible. The Cost of living crisis has features as a priority for many residents and I have supported many to obtain the support they need to keep their families warm and fed.


I have continued to demand Better for Shaw by: -


·         Achieving a new Health Centre for Shaw and Crompton.

·         I have worked with residents to overcome issues around school attendance and home schooling, together with issues around free school meals and access to appropriate information technology.

·         I have liaised with Council departments such as Environmental Health, Waste and Highways to resolve incidences of Fly Tipping, Dog Fouling and missed rubbish collections to keep our communities clean.

·         I have worked closely with our Education colleagues to ensure our teachers; support staff and parents are supported appropriately. I meet with them regularly to keep abreast of any issues our education providers are facing together with discussing potential resolutions.

·         I have maintained a close link with our Children’s Services colleagues, who have faced a significant increase in cases of domestic abuse, significant injuries to children and safeguarding cases across the Borough and within my ward.

·         I am a member of  the Cross Party Climate Change group which is working to achieve a more sustainable future for our next generations.

·         I have continued to raise concerns about our highways and footways, fixing potholes, surface erosion and making sure poor roads are programmed for replacement where required.

·         I have continued to work with key partners such as First Choice Homes and Guinness to resolve housing issues and ensure people feel safe and warm in their homes.

·         I have worked with the police to tackle crime in Shaw together with our Youth services team to tackle Anti-social Behaviour.

·         I have attended Full Oldham Council meetings, asking ward and cabinet questions together with submissions of motions to influence future policy decisions.

·         I have attended training on Safeguarding Children’s & Adults and Planning amongst others

·         I have attended Shaw & Crompton Parish Council meetings and Chair the Environment Committee working with The Friends of Crompton Moor to improve and enhance the beautiful nature we are so lucky to have on our doorstep.

·         I have also kept in touch with some of our more elderly residents to ensure they are warm, comfortable and have enough food to keep them as healthy as possible.


Contact me:-

E: hazel.gloster@oldham.gov.uk

T:   01706 847709

Twitter @GlosterHazel


Ward surgeries are cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions.