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EFA will consider the views of local people when deciding on site for Saddleworth School

Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014

Saddleworth Independent Councillors have welcomed a letter from the Education Funding Agency (EFA) indicating that a decision on the New Saddleworth School location is imminent and the views of local people will be taken into account.

The Councillors have recently written to the EFA asking to present a 3000 signature petition [...]

Emergency repairs after flooding hits Huddersfield Narrow Canal

Flooded towpath in Linthwaite

By Neil Atkinson

Engineers carried out emergency repairs after a stretch of the Huddersfield Narrow Canal was hit by severe flooding.

Water poured over the towpath and fields after Autumn leaves and other vegetation blocked a weir at Linthwaite. The debris meant that water levels on a stretch of the [...]

New public space and restaurants planned for Oldham town centre

Oldham Town Centre is to get its first new high-quality public space in decades. Oldham Council is today releasing early new artists’ impressions of the plans which it is taking to market alongside a set of restaurant letting opportunities.

The six new restaurant units will be located within the flagship regeneration project to transform the [...]

New medical surgery could be open within days

The new Delph Medical Surgery (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

by Ken Bennett

A brand new medical surgery, which has laid idle for months, could open within days, thanks to intervention of the Oldham Chronicle and the Saddleworth and Lees District Partnership (DP).

Five thousand patients in Delph and surrounding villages were shocked when they discovered [...]

Saddleworth’s Independent Councillors say consider the views of 3000 residents

Independent Cllr Nikki Kirkham (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Saddleworth’s Independent Councillors are petitioning Oldham Council and the Education Funding Agency (EFA) to build the new Saddleworth School in Uppermill

Early in the Summer the EFA announced it would make a decision on the site of the new Saddleworth Secondary School and that an announcement was [...]

Diggle Football Club wear their poppies with pride

This year to commemorate Remembrance Day Diggle Football Club have teamed up with the ‘poppies4kits’ appeal to support the Royal British Legion to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal. All three Diggle FC teams will be showing their support by wearing an adhesive poppy on their playing shirts during their fixtures on Saturday 8th November.


Diggle Primary School pupils use Skype to learn about tornados

Year 5 pupils at Diggle School with their American virtual visitor, Heather McDown

Earlier this week, Diggle Primary School pupils enjoyed a live hi-tech lesson with a difference.

They learned, using Skype, about the damaging effect of tornados direct from people living in Tornado Alley, North America.

Using a live Skype [...]

Ornaments stolen from a memorial in Dobcross

Stolen Stone Ornaments

Garden ornaments have been stolen from a memorial in Dobcross. Can you help?

Mr and Mrs Howarth are a retired couple who have lived in Dobcross all their lives and are keen gardeners, so keen in fact they often enter the Saddleworth in Bloom competition and on several occasion have won [...]

OMBC adjust their sites re Saddleworth School

Diggle Front Option

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Oldham Council approved, at Cabinet on July 21st, proposing an alternative site option for consideration in the project to deliver the new Saddleworth [...]

A Big Move for a Small School

The new outdoor classroom

by the Diggle Junior Reporters

In June 2014 Diggle Primary School decided to make some major changes to the organisation of the school. They called it, ‘The Big Move’.

Up until ‘the big move’ year group classes were located in different parts of the school making it difficult for groups [...]