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Nominations for Election of Saddleworth North Councillor

Oldham Council

Thursday, 22nd May 2014

The following statement as to the persons nominated for election as Councillor for the

Saddleworth North Ward / District


Statement as to persons nominated


The following […]

Letter to the editor: It’s NOT a done deal

I was shocked to read the front page headline in the Chron on Wed 9th regarding the proposed Saddleworth School, as the Chron is clearly not questioning the fallacious PR campaign being run by OMBC. The “deal” referred to was simply the signing of a previously agreed deal. It in no way merited a front […]

Saddleworth School Update: Option agreement signed – work on planning submission starts

Greenfield and Greenbelt site at Shaw’s Pallet Works, Diggle (Photo: Paul Marsh)

Oldham Council has now signed the legal agreements with partners to deliver the proposed new Saddleworth School at Diggle.

The local authority has been in negotiations to acquire an area of land at the former WH Shaw Pallets Works in Diggle to […]

Is this the future for Diggle?

Two buses trying to pass each other at the end of Huddersfield Road in Diggle. Many people in Saddleworth are asking, “Is this the future for Diggle if a secondary school is built on the former site of Shaw’s Pallet Works.”

It’s clear in the photograph that the bus heading towards the camera has had […]

Major sewer upgrade in Uppermill expected to cause serious disruption

Rushcart Festival, Church Rd, Uppermill (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

A major sewer upgrade is set to take place later this year in June on Church Road in Uppermill. Although this necessary work has to take place to alleviate flooding in the area, it is expected to cause major problems for people moving around Uppermill and […]

An evening of music at Kilngreen Church