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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 alison@brittle.org.uk 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 […]

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 […]