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A Load of Poo

Local residents and dog walkers, Gill and Les Pearce, are appalled at how irresponsible some dog walkers are when it comes to picking up poo.

Whilst recently walking their dog along the canal towpath in Diggle, between the tunnel end and the first canal lock by the children’s play area, they collected fifty-two discarded poo […]

EA Object to new Saddleworth School Planning Application

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Flooding downstream in Uppermill 2016 (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

The Environment Agency has recently recommended the revised planning application for a new Saddleworth school in Diggle be refused.

The Environment Agency (EA), in a recent statement, have informed Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Planning that they will be objecting to the revised planning application for a new […]

Chip shop owner attacked and robbed in Diggle. Can you help?

A personal Robbery incident took place on Huddersfield Road, Diggle at its junction with Ward Lane at 7:40 pm on the evening of Thursday 1st February 2018.

Here the female proprietor of Diggle chip shop had left for the night carrying a black rucksack. As she crossed the bottom of Ward Lane opposite her premises […]

New Bus Service for Saddleworth

From Monday 9th April 2018 a new bus service will operate in Saddleworth connecting the villages of Denshaw, Delph, Dobcross, Diggle and Uppermill.

During peak times the new service will connect with Greenfield Station and, during the day, Uppermill.

The timetable will be synced with the trains at peak times and with the 350 bus […]

RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018

Robin (Photo: Neil Kennedy)

Count the wildlife that’s counting on you in Greater Manchester

Thousands of people across Greater Manchester are expected to watch and count their garden birds for the upcoming RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2018.

The world’s largest garden wildlife survey, now in its 39th year, takes place on 27, 28 […]

Diggle’s VIPs Turn on Christmas Lights

Competition winners: Cara Hamilton, Millie Tomlin and Jack Ellis

Diggle’s very important pupils (VIPs), winners of the Christmas art and writing competition organised by the Diggle Community Association, turned on the village Christmas lights on Sunday 3rd December following the annual carol singing and procession through the village. (See here)

Before walking with Diggle […]

Diggle’s Christmas Competition Winners

Jack Ellis, Key Stage 1

There has been a great response to the annual Diggle Community Association (DCA) Christmas competition from the pupils at Diggle Primary School. The standard of writing and drawing has been exceptional and, for the DCA judges, it has been extremely difficult choosing the winners.

The joint winners from Key […]

IS YOUR BIN COLLECTION DAY CHANGING OVER CHRISTMAS?

Oldham Council is informing residents that some bin collection dates will change over the Christmas period.

This year there will be no bin collections on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25). Instead put out the bin that would have been due to be collected on that day – plus your green bin/food caddy – on Saturday, […]

Saddleworth and Lees Christmas Lights Switch-Ons 2017

Christmas Lights Switch-Ons 2017

Greenfield – Saturday 25 Nov 7.00pm Springhead – Friday 1 Dec 6.00pm Uppermill – Saturday 2 Dec 4.00pm Lees – Saturday 2 Dec 4.30pm Delph – Saturday 2 Dec 5.30pm Grotton – Sunday 3 Dec 6.30pm Diggle – Sunday 3 Dec 4.30pm Denshaw – Sunday 3 Dec 6.00pm Lydgate – Thursday […]

NAME THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN AS THEY DRIVE BACK INTO OLDHAM…

It’s the end of an era in Oldham….After years of service keeping Oldham’s roads free of ice and snow gritters Freddie Salted; Grittersaurus; Goliath; Walter the Salter; Gritterbug; Gritney Spears; Gritanator and Thor have retired to the big depot in the sky.

In the course of their duties it is estimated that the incredible eight […]