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Jo Taylor receives Above and Beyond Award at Diggle Blues

Jo Taylor receiving her Above and Beyond Award from Dave Wood at the Diggle Blues Festival on Sunday 10th June at Diggle Band Club.

Jo’s remarkable achievements are testament to her determination and strength of will. Having had treatment for primary breast cancer 11 years ago and after being diagnosed with secondary breast cancer 4 […]

The Rain Couldn’t Stop Them!

 

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Saddleworth Round Table give support to Dobcross Youth Band

Young musicians are looking good as well as sounding great, thanks to a generous donation from Saddleworth Round Table.

Members of the group donated £875 to Dobcross Youth Band, which has paid for a smart new set of polo shirts for the youngsters to wear at fundraisers and other events. Chairman Richard Foster […]

Diggle School awarded ‘Good’ by OFSTED

Diggle Primary School has been given a ringing endorsement by Ofsted. The school has been judged as ‘good’ in all areas following a two-day inspection which took place in March this year.

Ofsted highlighted many strengths across teaching and learning; outcomes for pupils; leadership and management; early years provision; and personal development, behaviour and welfare.

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Local Election Results for Saddleworth

RESULT: Saddleworth North Ward

P Byrne (Con) 933; J Eccles (Lib Dem); 882 G Hulme (Lab) 820; CON Gain Turnout: 33.98%

RESULT: Saddleworth South Ward

H Bishop (Ind) 180 J Curley (Con) 1,215; C Hunter-Rossall (Green) 103; I Manners (Labour and Co-operative Party) 793; J McCann (Lib Dem) 1,043; CON Gain Turnout: 40.49%

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National Park grouse moors are a black hole for birds of prey

New paper confirms link between raptor persecution and driven grouse shooting in Peak District National Park

Goshawk and Peregrines in ‘catastrophic decline’ in the Dark Peak, where the most intensive grouse moor management takes place

Populations of goshawk and peregrine falcon are considerably lower in areas of the Peak District […]

Environment Agency reject revised environmental plan for new Saddleworth School

W.H. Shaw Pallet Works, Diggle

The Environment Agency (EA) reject, for a second time, the revised environmental plans for Saddleworth School re-development in Diggle.

The 4 year controversial Saddleworth School Saga in Diggle Oldham continues as the EA reject the revised Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) presented to the EA by InterServe Construction Ltd/WYG […]

Small dam fails above Diggle

Looking downstream through the breach

On Tuesday 17th April large amounts of peat flooded into Diggle Brook. The peat appears to have been released through a breach in the dam at Little Black Moss Reservoir situated at the head of the valley above Diggle Firing Range (Grid Ref: SE 0315 0861).

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HERON MASTERPIECE UNVEILED IN UPPERMILL

Oldham Council recently invited residents to celebrate the completion of a natural wooden sculpture in Uppermill Gardens. The masterpiece, which was shaped in the form of a heron, was carved from the trunk of a recently felled cherry tree which has been in decline in recent years.

The sculpting took place during the Easter […]

Blocked culvert responsible for floods in Diggle

After a night of flooding along Sam Road and Huddersfield Road, the blocked culvert on Harrop Court Road which was responsible for the deluge has now been cleared.

Some ground floor flats opposite The Gate public house and some low lying properties were flooded.

Special thanks go to the local residents, the police and […]