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New Council Leader Appointed

Councillor Jean Stretton

Oldham Council has confirmed the appointment of Jean Stretton as the local authority’s first ever female leader.

The Hollinwood councillor’s selection was approved at an ‘extraordinary’ meeting of Full Council on January 27. Cllr Stretton had been provisionally selected for the role by the ruling Labour group earlier this month. She […]

Gallery Oldham Listings: February 2015

Exhibitions Purring – Sport of the People (Until 9 April) Anna FC Smith brings her art works and research into the forgotten sport of clog fighting to Gallery Oldham. Smith examines this local sport in which colliers and mill workers would engage in combat, kicking unprotected shins with their metal-soled clogs. These brutal and […]

One Way Traffic on New Street

OLDHAM BOROUGH COUNCIL

ROAD TRAFFIC REGULATION ACT 1984, SECTION 14(2)

THE OLDHAM – NEW STREET & SMITHY LANE UPPERMILL

TEMPORARY ONE WAY TRAFFIC NOTICE 2016

The Oldham Borough Council hereby gives Notice of One way traffic restrictions will be in place on:-

New Street from its junction with High Street to its junction with […]

Only a few days remaining to get your voice heard

The statutory consultation period for the proposed new Saddleworth School ends on the 31st January 2016. If you have an opinion or view, for or against the project, you must get your letters in before the deadline for them to be taken into considerederation by Oldham Council.

The public consultation examines four planning applications which […]

Saddleworth Players present ‘The Cracked Pot’

The Cracked Pot | by Blake Morrison January 30–February 6, 7.30pm (no Monday performance) Sponsored by Morris Gregory Set in Skipton in 1810 this funny, earthy and satirical play concerns Judge Adam who is far from happy to be visited by the investigating magistrate seeking out signs of malpractice.

The trial he oversees seems […]

Views sought for legal highs survey

Oldham Council is carrying out a survey on substances known as legal highs – and we need residents to take part. Little is known about how these substances are being used, what legal highs people are taking and their effects.

We’d like to know what makes people start and continue to use the substances, […]

Saddleworth Parish Council severs links to Mike Buckley

Saddleworth Parish Council

In view of Councillor Mike Buckley’s recent conviction and sentence for downloading indecent images of children. At last night’s ordinary meeting of Saddleworth Parish Council, held at the Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill. In front of both press and public, members overwhelmingly voted to remove him from all sub-committees and other […]

Special Meeting To Elect New Council Leader

Councillor Jean Stretton

Oldham Council is to hold a special meeting of Full Council to consider the appointment of the next Council Leader.

Jim McMahon officially stepped down from the post on January 15 , having held it since May 2011. The Labour Group has since selected Councillor Jean Stretton, as their new leader.

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Diggle Dandelions Judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

Mel Buckley, Sue Rushworth and Jenna Evans with the children at Diggle Dandelions

One of the top pre-schools in Saddleworth is celebrating once again after its latest inspection by Ofsted.

Diggle Dandelions has kept its ‘outstanding’ judgement from the education watchdog – but has now become even better by achieving the highest possible rating […]

Parish Councillors Call for Mike Buckley to Resign

After the sentencing of Saddleworth Parish Councillor Mike Buckley after being found guilty of downloading indecent pictures of young boys to his computer, within a matter of hours, Saddleworth Parish Council’s Chairman issued a request asking him to resign

Parish Chairman Councillor Allsopp wrote:

Following the conviction of Councillor Buckley in December 2015, and […]