Croft Head in Royton is a development of 18 apartments with shared gardens and access to a 24 hour alarm call system. Located in the centre of Royton, the properties are close to the town centre for shops, post office, veterinary practice and health centre. There is also a regular bus service into the larger town of Oldham, just a 10 minute journey away, which has lots more shops and amenities to explore.
A professional manager (based at the nearby Royton Park estate) looks after buildings and grounds maintenance and repairs, as well as helping you to access further help and support if you need it – the manager is also a British Sign Language user. There’s plenty of opportunity to get involved with the wider community, should you wish to do so – for example, Croft Head residents take part in Oldham’s annual bowling competition.
Opposite Royton Town Hall is a shopping precinct containing 23 shop units and a supermarket. Royton has a historic library. Nearby Oldham has one of the largest covered retail areas in Greater Manchester.
The Spindles (named with reference to textile spindles) is a modern shopping centre with over 40 retailers, banks, building societies and catering outlets. The local leisure centre has a gym, swimming pool and a range of classes.
Art and culture
Oldham is home to the Oldham Coliseum Theatre and the Oldham Theatre Workshop. Oldham is now home to a newly built state-of-the-art art gallery, Gallery Oldham.
The annual Oldham Carnival started around 1900, the carnival parade was always held in mid-to-late summer, with the primary aim of raising money for charities. The event hosts live stages and other activities alongside a parade in the Alexandra Park.
Location and transport links
Royton is a town in Greater Manchester, 1.7 miles north of Oldham and the same distance from Rochdale. There are good road links connecting Royton to the motorway networks and the M60 and M62.
There are frequent buses running through Royton with services to a variety of destinations in Greater Manchester. Bus services operate to Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester, Middleton, Oldham, Rochdale, Shaw and Stalybridge.
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