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Peak District walks among Britain’s best-loved routes

The Peak District’s iconic Mam Tor has been named as one of the country’s favourite places to explore.

It was voted number 10 in Britain’s 100 Favourite Walks, screened last night on ITV.

Five other routes were also highlighted, with Kinder Scout at number 21, Dovedale to Milldale (26), Stanage Edge (35), The Roaches (53) […]

Police crackdown on driving offences in Saddleworth

Last week, the Saddleworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, in conjunction with the Specialist Operations Department of Greater Manchester Police and various partner agencies, conducted a two-day traffic enforcement operation across the Saddleworth area, in response to community concerns.

This close liaison resulted in a very successful operation, leading to fixed penalty tickets being issued and vehicles […]

New Bus Service for Saddleworth

From Monday 9th April 2018 a new bus service will operate in Saddleworth connecting the villages of Denshaw, Delph, Dobcross, Diggle and Uppermill.

During peak times the new service will connect with Greenfield Station and, during the day, Uppermill.

The timetable will be synced with the trains at peak times and with the 350 bus […]

Saddleworth Parish Council increases its precept for 2018

At the Saddleworth Parish Council meeting held on 22nd January 2018 councillors agreed a 2% increase in the precept for 2018/19. This, for eaxample, equates to an increase of 36p/year for a Band D property bringing the total precept to £20.76 for the year (40p a week).

Although the Parish Council has made significant budget […]

“OUTSTANDING” OLDHAM ARCHIVES SAVED FOR FUTURE PUBLIC USE

Cliff Richard with the Barry Sisters at the Empire Theatre, Town Centre, Oldham, 1959

An “outstanding” historic trove of documents, newspaper clippings and images has been saved and will be accessible for public use at the new Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre. The fate of the former archives of the Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper […]

Dry-stone Walling Courses in Saddleworth

Dry-stone Walling Association (DSWA) Keeping dry-stone walling alive in Saddleworth

For a gift that will last for years why not treat someone to a 2 day dry-stone walling course for only £75

DSWA have been running courses for over 20 years and provide instruction for both individuals and local authorities.

Dry-stone walling instructor, Chris Bolshaw […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

Robin (Photo: Neil Kennedy)

Count the wildlife that’s counting on you in Greater Manchester

Thousands of people across Greater Manchester are expected to watch and count their garden birds for the upcoming RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018.

The world’s largest garden wildlife survey, now in its 39th year, takes place on 27, 28 […]

OBE for Ex-Oldham Mayor Cllr John Hudson

Oldham Council is sending its congratulations to Councillor John Hudson who has been made an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

The Saddleworth South member has served the local community in a wide range of capacities for more than 40 years and he […]