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Proposals for new Saddleworth School revealed

W.H. Shaw Pallet Works site

W.H. Shaw Pallet Works site in Diggle

Plans for the proposed new Saddleworth School on the site of the former WH Shaw Pallet site works in Diggle have been revealed – with the public asked to give their views during a four week public consultation period.

The construction company, Interserve Construction Ltd, have been […]

Power Cuts in Diggle

Message from ENWL

Hi, we’re sorry for the electricity interruption you may be experiencing. We have a high voltage fault on our network which is affecting 1702 customers. We hope to have you back on supply by 10:30 PM. You can get updates and advice on what to do when your power is off on […]

Saddleworth selected for new total transport pilot



A project to explore new ways of providing rural communities with more effective, specialist transport links is to be undertaken in Saddleworth, Oldham.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and Oldham Council will work together on the scheme after securing an £81,000 grant from the government’s Total Transport Pilot Fund.

The ‘Oldham Shared Transport’ […]

Whit Friday Band Contest will hit all the right notes

Diggle Contest (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Diggle Contest (Photo: ©2015 Stuart Coleman)

Thousands of people from across Oldham and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the world famous Whit Friday band contests on Friday 29th May.

Dubbed locally as ‘the greatest free show on earth’, this traditional event dates back to an earliest-recorded contest […]

The Parish Centre, Uppermill: Election Forum

Election Forum on the 19th April 2015 at the Parish Centre, Lee street, Uppermill , 2.30 – 4.30 pm.

The candidates from 5 parties have been invited to an election forum at The Parish Centre, Lee St., Uppermill to answer written questions from the public. E-mail questions to subject: election, phone 01457 876076, or […]

Concern grows for missing Stalybridge man

Police are growing concerned for the welfare of a Stalybridge man who has gone missing.

Adam Faulke, aged 42 went missing from his home in Stalybridge and was last seen at 5am on Monday 13 April 2015.

Adam is a keen walker and regularly takes walks around Stalybridge and the Dovestones area of Saddleworth.

He […]

Candidates for Elections – Thursday, May 7

Nominations for candidates in next month’s elections are now closed.

The nominees are as follows:

Election of a Member of Parliament for Oldham East and Saddleworth Constituency

Debbie Abrahams Labour

Sajjad Hussain Conservative

Peter Klonowski UKIP

Richard Marbrow Liberal Democrats

Miranda Meadowcroft Green Party

Oldham Council Ward Seats








Diggle Site Approved by Cabinet

WH Shaw Pallet Works, Diggle (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2015)

At Oldham Council’s cabinet meeting last night (30/3/15), the Shaw Pallet Works site in Diggle was approved as the location for the new Saddleworth Secondary School.

This approval follows the decision of the Education Funding Agency to choose the Diggle site as their preferred option in […]

Free wifi rolls out to all Metrolink trams

Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a top 20 worldwide digital city region has taken a major step forward with the rollout of free, superfast wifi to Metrolink trams.

The £1.7 million scheme means that Metrolink customers can now surf the web for free on all 96 trams, which join the 20 buses […]

Huddersfield Road, Diggle / Carriageway Works

Letter from Oldham Council informing residents of Diggle about the forthcoming improvements to the Carriageway on Huddersfield Road.

Re: Huddersfield Road, Diggle / Carriageway Works

We shall shortly be carrying out the reconstruction of the carriageway outside your property. The Highways Services Division of the Council will carry out the work.

Due to the nature […]