Ros Birch

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Party: Labour and Co-operative

Ward: Waterhead

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Surgery details

Saturday 6 April 2024
10.00am – 11.00am
Councillor’s R Birch and P Dean and N Iqbal (Labour)
Neon Community Hub
Holt St

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

Councillor R Birch
Tel: 07813 525 159

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
Oldham Council
Level 3, Civic Centre
West Street


Mobile:  07813 525 159

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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies


Cllr Ros Birch – Waterhead Ward                                  


My Ward priorities

  • Appropriate, safe and affordable


  • Tackling anti-social behavior
  • Dealing with fly-tipping and


  • Supporting residents to deal

Deal with the Cost of Living










Work in thecommunity


  • During the municipal year 2022/23, I have dealt with resident’s concerns related to housing issues.  These have included overcrowding, poor upkeep by social and private landlords and anti-social behavior by neighbours.
  • Another key theme has been engagement and follow-up activities from the ‘Don’t Trash Oldham’ initiative to educate residents about how to report issues and recycling of household waste to reduce the amount of litter across the Ward.  I have been involved in community litter picking activities in the Clarksfield area that has now become a regular event, organized by the Clarksfield Community Group.
  • I have worked with local community groups (St Barnabus Community Centre, NEON Hub and Greenacres Community Centre) to develop Warm Hub spaces to help residents to combat the rise in energy costs.  A successful Local Improvement Fund ‘Fast Grant’ of £3000 was secured to provide appropriate, comfortable furniture to support the Warm Hubs.


Ward Budget Spend


Grit bins that do not meet the Council criteria (4 fills)                      £575.95

Veg in the Park Beekeeper                                                               £550.00

Moorside, Sholver & Watersheddings Flower Show                        £50.00

Arundel St Park Extension Plans                                                      £833.33

ViP Halloween Half-term Activities                                                   £66.67

Cobden St Handrail                                                                           £800.00

ViP LIF Top-up                                                                                  £136.67

Spotlight Theatre Group                                                                   £200.00






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Face to face Ward Surgeries take place on the first Saturday of each month between 10am – 11am at either ViP Cabin – Waterhead Park, NEON Hub or St Barnabas Church Hall. Please contact me for details.