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LIVE@THELIBRARY’S SUMMER SEASON IS HERE

No Petticoats Here: Award-winning singer, songwriter Louise Jordan tells the stories of inspirational women who challenged expectations

Dive into a world of drama, family shows, comedy, music and new writing at Oldham’s live@thelibrary summer season.

Oldham Libraries have a packed schedule with something for everyone at libraries across the borough from May to August.

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Environment Agency reject revised environmental plan for new Saddleworth School

W.H. Shaw Pallet Works, Diggle

The Environment Agency (EA) reject, for a second time, the revised environmental plans for Saddleworth School re-development in Diggle.

The 4 year controversial Saddleworth School Saga in Diggle Oldham continues as the EA reject the revised Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) presented to the EA by InterServe Construction Ltd/WYG […]

Small dam fails above Diggle

Looking downstream through the breach

On Tuesday 17th April large amounts of peat flooded into Diggle Brook. The peat appears to have been released through a breach in the dam at Little Black Moss Reservoir situated at the head of the valley above Diggle Firing Range (Grid Ref: SE 0315 0861).

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WILDFIRES highlight the vulnerability of the diverse and valuable South Pennines habitat

The South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires, which can strike anywhere in the South Pennines, to endangered wildlife, farm livestock, valuable habitat and human health.

As good weather both dries out the peatland and encourages more people into the countryside the likelihood of wildfires increases at this […]

HERON MASTERPIECE UNVEILED IN UPPERMILL

Oldham Council recently invited residents to celebrate the completion of a natural wooden sculpture in Uppermill Gardens. The masterpiece, which was shaped in the form of a heron, was carved from the trunk of a recently felled cherry tree which has been in decline in recent years.

The sculpting took place during the Easter […]

CAREER AND APPRENTICESHIP FAIR OPEN TO ALL

Oldham Council is reminding residents of, ‘Get Oldham Working’s Career and Apprenticeship Fair’, following two recent closure announcements.

Digital retail firm Shop Direct outlined plans yesterday to close its centres in Shaw and Chadderton, whilst Carpetright has also announced the closure of their store at Elk Mill Retail Park in Royton. Oldham Council is disappointed […]

Greater Manchester powers ahead with electric vehicle charging network

Greater Manchester’s ambition to become a leading green city has been boosted with £3 million of new funding to expand and promote its electric vehicle charging network.

The Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle (GMEV) network is already one of the biggest and most modern in the UK, with 318 charging points.

A further 48 rapid charging […]

TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP AT THE CAREER AND APPRENTICESHIP FAIR

Explore hundreds of opportunities across various employment sectors at the next Get Oldham Working (GOW) Career and Apprenticeship Fair.

With a wide range of apprenticeships, work experience openings, training courses and jobs on offer from various employers within the borough and beyond, this is a great chance for residents to start or further their careers. […]

Spring Clean with Bulky Bob’s – at home and at work

Bulky Bob’s is relaunching the bulky household waste collection service in Oldham with a new van, a new Bob and a new service for businesses.

The social enterprise has been collecting unwanted furniture, white goods and much more from Oldham homes for the past 8 years on behalf of Oldham Council and have just won […]

Oldham set to launch its ambitious master plan

Oldham Council is set to formally launch its search for a development partner to deliver its ambitious Town Centre Masterplan.

Subject to Cabinet approval on Monday, March 26, the local authority will be starting its procurement exercise this summer to secure a partner to work alongside us on delivering this scheme to transform the town […]