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Saddleworth School Update: Option agreement signed – work on planning submission starts

Greenfield and Greenbelt site at Shaw’s Pallet Works, Diggle (Photo: Paul Marsh)

Oldham Council has now signed the legal agreements with partners to deliver the proposed new Saddleworth School at Diggle.

The local authority has been in negotiations to acquire an area of land at the former WH Shaw Pallets Works in Diggle to [...]

Major sewer upgrade in Uppermill expected to cause serious disruption

Rushcart Festival, Church Rd, Uppermill (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

A major sewer upgrade is set to take place later this year in June on Church Road in Uppermill. Although this necessary work has to take place to alleviate flooding in the area, it is expected to cause major problems for people moving around Uppermill and [...]

An evening of music at Kilngreen Church

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 [...]

Diggle Blues Festival 2014

Victor Brox at the 2013 Diggle Blues Festival (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

The line-up for the Diggle Blues Festival 2014:

Thursday 5th June – Kent Duchaine, Hanging Gate, 8pm. Friday 6th June – Sons of the Delta, Hanging Gate, 7pm. Friday 6th June – Mudcats Blues Trio, Diggle Band Club, 8.30pm. Saturday 7th June – [...]

Giant projections to light up Oldham Gallery

Oldham Council and Lets Go Global are inviting residents to help light up Oldham Gallery as part of the Big Digital Project.

The local authority’s Arts Development team and local artist Jonathan Lewis have been working with members of the public and with groups including Young Oldham Dance, Oldham’s Institute of Public Information, Oldham Theatre [...]

OMBC’s review of the Site Allocations Plan – deadline extended

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 [...]

Important changes to your medical records – you may need to act now!

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 [...]

Letter to the editor: What is the Green Belt and why should it be defended?

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:

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Only five working days left to comment on site allocations!

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 [...]