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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 […]

Huddersfield Road Diggle to be closed for resurfacing

Oldham Council have announced that they will be closing Huddersfield Road, Diggle for three weeks for resurfacing work.

The work will be completed during the next eighteen months and the council will give two weeks notice before any work is started.

During the road closure a diversion will be in place taking vehicles up Standedge […]

Saddleworth Teenager Missing – UPDATE found

Appeal to trace Saddleworth teenager

Rebecca Laithwaite

UPDATE: GMP have confirmed Rebecca is home and safe. Thank you to everyone who shared this story and helped.

Police are appealing for help to trace a missing Saddleworth teenager.

Rebecca Laithwaite, 15, was last seen on the 184 bus from Diggle yesterday afternoon (Saturday) at about 3.10pm heading […]

The fight will continue say Saddleworth residents

Public demonstrating outside the council meeting (Stuart Coleman©2015)

At Oldham’s full council meeting, on Monday 5th February 2015, Cllr Amanda Chadderton, Oldham’s Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, and all but three councillors voted to reject a petition from 3000 Saddleworth residents asking for the new secondary school to be built in Uppermill. It is […]

Saddleworth School Update

Diggle Site: Option 2 (GoogleEarth Image)

A Feasibility Study to identify and review the options to identify a new Saddleworth School site is now available to the public.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) led this study which concluded that the preferred option is to locate a new school building and facilities on the rear […]

Dobcross man sentenced for sexual activity with a child

A man has been jailed after he had sex with an underage girl in Oldham.

Timothy Edwards, of Walk Mill, Dobcross, was found guilty of four counts of sexual activity with a child, five counts of making and possessing indecent photographs, and one count of attempting to incite sexual activity with a child, after a […]

Public storm out of Parish Council Meeting

Traffic on Huddersfield Road, Diggle

More than eighty members of the public stormed out of Monday night’s Saddleworth Parish Council meeting in anger after parish councillors, in their view, failed to effectively deal with their questions and concerns

Normally at the start of a council meeting a short amount of time is allocated to […]

Pupils prove their salt with gritter names

Gritter operative clearing roads in Diggle {Photo: Stuart Coleman©2015)

Primary school children have shown true grit and come up with some imaginative names for Oldham Council’s fleet of gritters.

Late last year we launched a competition asking young people to come up with a first name for each one of the eight vehicles which […]

Site for new Saddleworth School Confirmed

This plan for Diggle shows how land could be used to deliver a new school. It does not portray exact details such as the shapes and design of buildings.

Following the completion of a long awaited feasibility study, the Education Funding Agency (EFA) has decided that the new Saddleworth School should be built on […]

EFA say OMBC will decide the location of Saddleworth School

Cllr Mike Buckley, Cllr Nikki Kirkham, Mike Green, Keith Lucas (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Leading Saddleworth Independent Councillors and Saddleworth School campaigners travelled to Coventry last Thursday to present a petition to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) urging the Agency to built the New Saddleworth Secondary School in Uppermill rather than Diggle. The EFA are […]