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Saddleworth Neighbourhood Plan

Recently Saddleworth Parish Council submitted an application to Oldham Council and the Peak District National Park Authority to draw up a Neighbourhood Plan to cover the area of Saddleworth Parish. The request has now been granted and this week a steering group met to draw up the timeline for producing the plan.

 

A Neighbourhood […]

Diggle School Light Up Diggle for Christmas

Diggle Primary School Christmas competition winners Dylan Jackson (Class R) and Jane Anderson (class 3) turning on the Christmas lights (Photo: ©stuartcoleman)

Diggle residents celebrated their annual Christmas light switch on in style on Sunday with record numbers enjoying carols, fireworks and the tree lighting ceremony.

Pupils from Diggle Primary School choir started the […]

New Gritter Named Nicole Saltslinger

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger. Named after the former Pussycat Doll and X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger the now famous yellow gritter has become the most famous vehicle in the country over the last few weeks.

Recently we asked primary school […]

Grafitti Vandals ruin the work of volunteers in Diggle

On step forward two steps back as Diggle Community Association and Canal Trust volunteers are forced to look at re-painting the storage container located at the Diggle end of the Standedge Canal Tunnel after Grafitti vandals left their mark over the weekend.

In addition to the container, the bus shelter on Station Rd., was also […]

Marks and Spencer will not be coming to Oldham Mumps

Marks & Spencer has announced it will not be taking up its option on new retail space at the Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development. Oldham Council was contacted today (November 22) by the retailer and informed of the decision.

M&S recently confirmed plans to close 30 UK clothing and homeware shops and convert dozens […]

Have your say on public transport

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Saddleworth residents are reminded to have their say on public transport

Transport leaders are reminding people in Saddleworth to give their views on how public transport in the area could be improved.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) launched a public transport survey on 24 October and residents have until 30 November 2016 to […]

Give Oldham’s Newest Gritter a Name

Oldham Council has added a new gritter to its fleet – and we don’t want it to feel left out…

Two years ago we ran a name the gritter competition and primary school children from across the borough ‘proved their salt’ and came up with some imaginative names for our eight vehicles.

Since then, whenever […]

Saddleworth Remembers

Diggle School Pupils Take Learning Outdoors

Children at Diggle Primary School now have a new exciting space where they can take their lessons outside to learn a host of valuable life skills.

Diggle school which has two acres of green space blending into the local hills, a forest area, a wide range of outdoor equipment and around twenty chickens has now […]

Diggle children get planting for polio

Diggle Primary School, Rotary Club and the Diggle Community Association (Photo: ©stuartcoleman)

Thousands of primary and secondary school pupils are planting purple crocus bulbs this week as part of a project by Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland (RIBI) to stamp out polio across the globe.

The Grow Your Own Crocus competition was […]