Local councillors and members of the public examine the Site Allocations Plan
Oldham Council has extended the time that residents are able to submit their views about future developments in the borough as part of the Site Allocations Plan consultation.
The deadline to submit feedback has been extended by a week to Friday, 28 [...]
GP practices across England will soon be required to supply patients’ personal and confidential medical records, on a regular and continuous basis, to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
The data upload is due to commence in March 2014 and all households should receive a leaflet (‘Better information means better care’) through their [...]
By Dr. N. Cox
It has been repeatedly stated by members of OMBC that, contrary to the arguments of those who have opposed the relocation of the school, the proposed development adjacent to Huddersfield Road, will not be on Green Belt land. In recent comments Amanda Chadderton, cabinet member for Education, Employment and Skills states:
SEA8: Greenfield and Greenbelt site at Shaw’s Pallet Works, Diggle (Photo: Paul Marsh)
OMBC Local Site Allocations
Have your say on how Saddleworth’s sites should be developed/protected. There are only five working days left for the public to comment on how sites should be used in the future.
Currently Oldham Council are going through [...]
Women’s Day of Prayer taking place in March
Churches Together in Saddleworth (CTiS) always come together for this event and will be holding their service on Friday 7th March at Sacred Heart Church, Uppermill at 7.30pm. With refreshments (lovley cakes and biccies too!) to follow in the Community Hall at the rear of the church.
‘Those who stand up for their own backyard are reminding us that we live in a small country’.
Recent comments on Diggle News and other media outlets have directly accused those opposed to the relocation of Saddleworth school to Diggle of being ‘NIMBYs’ and this has also been implicit in the Council’s weary or irritated [...]
Debbie Abrahams (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)
Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has written to update over 500 residents in Diggle on the responses to her postal and doorstep survey regarding Saddleworth School.
After having sight of the ‘technical assessments’ from the Council, and given the restrictions of the allowed budget and the [...]
By Mike Buckley
The Oldham Council statement is pure propaganda in favour of relocating the school in Diggle and like previous similar statements by the Council it is short on fact but high on rhetoric.
In support of the move, the statement continues the Council policy of abandoning objectivity in preference to peddling information intended [...]
Oldham Council is in final negotiations to acquire the site for Saddleworth School.
The local authority is now close to finalising a deal to buy 13.28-acres of land at the former WH Shaw Pallet Works in Diggle. This plot, off Huddersfield Road, is the one shown at public meetings last year as Oldham Council’s preferred option [...]
Walker on Marsden Moor
Blow away the winter cobwebs with a walk across the tops or an exhilarating cycle ride in the South Pennines this Christmas and New Year.
At this time of year the lists of jobs to be completed, from getting the last few Christmas bits to preparing for parties, can become [...]