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A Load of Poo

Local residents and dog walkers, Gill and Les Pearce, are appalled at how irresponsible some dog walkers are when it comes to picking up poo.

Whilst recently walking their dog along the canal towpath in Diggle, between the tunnel end and the first canal lock by the children’s play area, they collected fifty-two discarded poo […]

EA Object to new Saddleworth School Planning Application

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Flooding downstream in Uppermill 2016 (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

The Environment Agency has recently recommended the revised planning application for a new Saddleworth school in Diggle be refused.

The Environment Agency (EA), in a recent statement, have informed Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Planning that they will be objecting to the revised planning application for a new […]

Chip shop owner attacked and robbed in Diggle. Can you help?

A personal Robbery incident took place on Huddersfield Road, Diggle at its junction with Ward Lane at 7:40 pm on the evening of Thursday 1st February 2018.

Here the female proprietor of Diggle chip shop had left for the night carrying a black rucksack. As she crossed the bottom of Ward Lane opposite her premises […]

Police crackdown on driving offences in Saddleworth

Last week, the Saddleworth Neighbourhood Policing Team, in conjunction with the Specialist Operations Department of Greater Manchester Police and various partner agencies, conducted a two-day traffic enforcement operation across the Saddleworth area, in response to community concerns.

This close liaison resulted in a very successful operation, leading to fixed penalty tickets being issued and vehicles […]

Saddleworth Parish Council increases its precept for 2018

At the Saddleworth Parish Council meeting held on 22nd January 2018 councillors agreed a 2% increase in the precept for 2018/19. This, for eaxample, equates to an increase of 36p/year for a Band D property bringing the total precept to £20.76 for the year (40p a week).

Although the Parish Council has made significant budget […]

“OUTSTANDING” OLDHAM ARCHIVES SAVED FOR FUTURE PUBLIC USE

Cliff Richard with the Barry Sisters at the Empire Theatre, Town Centre, Oldham, 1959

An “outstanding” historic trove of documents, newspaper clippings and images has been saved and will be accessible for public use at the new Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre. The fate of the former archives of the Oldham Evening Chronicle newspaper […]

OBE for Ex-Oldham Mayor Cllr John Hudson

Oldham Council is sending its congratulations to Councillor John Hudson who has been made an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s New Year Honours List.

The Saddleworth South member has served the local community in a wide range of capacities for more than 40 years and he […]

OLDHAM COUNCIL STAFF DONATE 415 CHRISTMAS GIFTS TO LOCAL CHILDREN

Oldham Council workers have once again embraced the season of goodwill by donating 415 presents to local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.

For many of us Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year but to some young people in Oldham it could be just any other day. Sadly, not every child […]

“Engines off at school gates!” urges Greater Manchester Mayor in clean air drive

TfGM Anti-idling campaign at Leigh County Primary School

Mayor Andy Burnham has called on Greater Manchester’s drivers to help tackle deadly air pollution by turning their car engines off at the school gates.

Pupils and teachers at Leigh Central Primary School helped raise awareness of the health dangers of keeping the engine running when […]

Diggle’s VIPs Turn on Christmas Lights

Competition winners: Cara Hamilton, Millie Tomlin and Jack Ellis

Diggle’s very important pupils (VIPs), winners of the Christmas art and writing competition organised by the Diggle Community Association, turned on the village Christmas lights on Sunday 3rd December following the annual carol singing and procession through the village. (See here)

Before walking with Diggle […]