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Heated exchange over changes to our fire service

Do changes to the service provided by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority (GMFRA) mean that lives in Diggle will be put at risk?

A plan drafted by the fire chiefs in response to cuts of £24 million over the next four years has ignited a row between two local politicians. Saddleworth Parish Councillor Ken [...]

Smithy Lane Medical Practice wants to know your views

In a collaboration with the Saddleworth Medical Practice and the Patients Participation Group (P.P.G.) a survey of patients needs is being carried out in the saddleworth area. Royce Franklin, the newly-elected Chair of the P.P.G. stated that, ‘In the recent past I have had experience of most of the practices in Oldham and I can [...]

Help us to keep our roads clear this Winter

Gritting in Winter

At Monday’s Parish Council meeting, councillors made an appeal to all of us who live in Saddleworth to help the parish keep the roads clear this winter. They urged all of us to tell them which side roads and lanes should be gritted in order to be of greatest benefit to [...]

Don’t waste your time

Who would have thought, a road trip from Oldham to Diggle.

Follow this link: http://youtu.be/pgLRI7NSAdo





Diggle FC


Diggle FC

Results for Saturday 22nd Oct 2011

First Team lose 4-1 at Netherton

Reserve Team run out 6-2 winners at home to Shelley Reserves

‘A’ Team lose 4-1 away at Uppermill ‘A’

Brittania Sports 2 v Diggle FC 2 8/10/11

Another week, another game, players missing again, injuries, suspensions & retirements this [...]

Pensioners targeted by burglars

Police are urging residents not to let strangers into their homes after pensioners were targeted in the Oldham area.

Evo-fit of a man police would like to talk to.

At about 6.20pm on Tuesday 11 October 2011, a man called at a house on Huddersfield Road, Diggle. He told the 65-year-old woman who [...]

Future concert dates for Diggle band

Diggle band

Diggle Bands revival has been remarkable; the original band was disbanded in 1926 which left Diggle with a Band Club and no band.

Brian Taylor (soprano cornet player for many years) always dreamed of restarting the band. Conversation at a social event with Alan and Dorothy Rhodes started to make the dream [...]

Wrigley Mill is to be sold

Wrigley Mill

Fears have been realised regarding the future of Wrigley Methodist Church in Diggle. The Oldham and Saddleworth Methodist Circuit (OSMC) who are currently responsible for the building have decided that it is no longer able to justify keeping the church and therefore it should be sold. Wrigley Mill has been a central [...]

Keeping warm this winter


Keeping Warm

With the hike in fuel prices we are all more and more conscious of the cost. For the elderly, in particular, a failure to keep warm seriously impacts on health more and more. Until now it has only been possible to have free loft and cavity insulation for those 70 and [...]

Crash above Diggle

There was a crash involving two vehicles on Sunday 18th October near to the Standedge car park on the A62. The occupants of the vehicles suffered only minor injuries.

Emergency services at Standedge. (Photo: Stuart Littleford GPSJ)