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Turn growing your own fruit and veg into a business opportunity

Focus of the day – The local Food Economy – growing food, the food supply chain, education and training, social enterprise and business

The aims of the day

It is expected that participants will leave the event:

• Having been introduced to Get Oldham Growing identity and website

• Being well informed about [...]

Training opportunities at Oldham Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opportunities for training update!

These are new or on-going opportunities available to apply for within Oldham council:

(Click each link for details on how to apply)

Traineeships

· Oldham Council Traineeship Programme

To apply for any of the above vacancies, follow the link below to complete [...]

Debbie Abrahams interviewed on the Today programme about late payments to small businesses

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth was interviewed on the Today programme today regarding late payments to small and medium sized businesses. To listen go to the BBC iPLayer.

A cross-party parliamentary inquiry, convened and chaired by Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has published 11 recommendations* about how to tackle [...]

Golf to the fore at Bishop’s Park

Mark Cumiskey with Councillor Shoab Akhtar

Oldham Council has given the green light for a new and improved golf facility at Grains Bar where golfers can go to improve their game.

The Local Authority has granted an initial licence to allow the Bishop Park facility to re-open immediately and conclude a 25-year lease of [...]

New Premises for Uppermill Therapies

Karen Atkinson, the proprietor of Uppermill Therapies, would like to welcome clients old and new to her new premises! Still conveniently located on Uppermill High Street, (but at the opposite end to previously) the new premises are much more spacious. In addition to the treatment rooms, there is a welcoming reception at the new practice [...]

Debbie Abrahams MP launches Oldham Fairness Commission

Debbie Abrahams (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has launched her Oldham Fairness Commission (OFC) and is being backed by a wide range of influential leaders from the town’s public, private and voluntary sectors.

Launching the Commission, on 18/7/13 at the Oldham Link Centre for Independent Living, Debbie said: [...]

Diggle based Hay Tarn Willwriting Services backs measures to protect consumers

Ray Withnall (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)

Diggle based Hay Tarn Willwriting Services has become one of the first firms to sign up to a new scheme with hard-hitting measures to clamp down on poor practices in the Willwriting sector.

The scheme which is officially launched today comes hot on the heels of the recent Ministry [...]

Have you discovered The Woolyknit Café, the new attraction in Diggle?

Have you discovered The Woolyknit Café, the new attraction in Diggle?

Go and enjoy a coffee with some traditional cooking and discover the delights of knitting with friends and experts.

The café is open Tuesday to Saturday from 9 till 5 pm with take out facilities available. There is a wide selection of homemade food [...]

Late payments in construction industry ‘will result in deaths’ Oldham MP’s inquiry told

Debbie Abrahams (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)

During an inquiry convened by Debbie Abrahams MP, to investigate the effects of late payments by large businesses on SMEs, the panel were shocked to hear from one construction industry expert that many sub-contractors are so starved of cash that they are cutting corners in their work creating a [...]

Diggle Willwriter receives prestigious award

Photo courtesy of Nick Watts

Ray Withnall, owner of Hay Tarn Willwriting Services from Diggle in Saddleworth, is the Institute of Professional Willwriters’ ‘Willwriter of the Year 2013’.

Founded in 1991, the Institute of Professional Willwriters (IPW) is the prominent self-regulatory body safeguarding the public from unqualified practitioners and unethical business practices in Willwriting. [...]