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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) […]

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 […]

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 […]

Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations Results 2017

Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations 2017

The judging of the Annual Saddleworth Christmas Illuminations competition took place on Wednesday 6th December 2017. The panel of judges consisted of the Chairman of the Parish Council, Councillor Nikki Kirkham, Parish Councillors John Hudson and Pam Byrne and the Clerk to the Council, Pam Bailey.

Entries had been invited for […]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Winter Exhibition 2017

Artist: Ron Etherington. Medium – oil

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Winter Exhibition 2017 From Saturday 9th December – Sunday 14th January at Saddleworth Museum. Uppermill. Oldham. Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work. Always a popular show, especially in the run up to Christmas, the exhibition will be comprised […]

IS YOUR BIN COLLECTION DAY CHANGING OVER CHRISTMAS?

Oldham Council is informing residents that some bin collection dates will change over the Christmas period.

This year there will be no bin collections on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25). Instead put out the bin that would have been due to be collected on that day – plus your green bin/food caddy – on Saturday, […]

Diggle’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

Join us on Sunday 3rd December from 3:15pm at Diggle Band Club for Carols, mulled wine, minced pies and Diggle’s Christmas Lights switch-on.

Saddleworth and Lees Christmas Lights Switch-Ons 2017

Christmas Lights Switch-Ons 2017

Greenfield – Saturday 25 Nov 7.00pm Springhead – Friday 1 Dec 6.00pm Uppermill – Saturday 2 Dec 4.00pm Lees – Saturday 2 Dec 4.30pm Delph – Saturday 2 Dec 5.30pm Grotton – Sunday 3 Dec 6.30pm Diggle – Sunday 3 Dec 4.30pm Denshaw – Sunday 3 Dec 6.00pm Lydgate – Thursday […]

Remembrance Services Around the Borough

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.

Residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend the services and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.

Councillor Cath Ball, Deputy Cabinet Member for […]