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Fun drawing app brainchild of brainy child

A seven year old boy from Oldham is the brains behind a new fun interactive drawing app. Freddie Dickson who lives in Moorside, came up with the idea, with a little help from his parents Kathryn and Oliver.

Kathryn, along with husband Oliver owns and manages two soft play centres in Oldham. They spend their […]

Diggle School Pupils Take Learning Outdoors

Children at Diggle Primary School now have a new exciting space where they can take their lessons outside to learn a host of valuable life skills.

Diggle school which has two acres of green space blending into the local hills, a forest area, a wide range of outdoor equipment and around twenty chickens has now […]

Diggle School top of the class for music

Year 3 pupil Jessica Moffatt and Year 6 pupil Matthew Hawes collect the award on behalf of Diggle School

Children and staff at Diggle Primary School are celebrating one of the borough’s top musical honours.

At the recent Oldham Schools Music Festival, Diggle landed the prestigious prize for ‘outstanding contribution by a primary school’. […]

SDAG mount legal challenge against Saddleworth School planning applications

Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG) announced today that they are seeking a Judicial Review to stop the building of a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

The group have, since failing to stop four planning applications from being passed by Oldham Council on 13th April 2016, been focused on raising funds to mount a legal challenge […]

Oldham Council Forced to Reconsider School Planning Applications

Cllr Keith Lucas

Oldham Council is forced to reconsider the planning applications relating to the proposed new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

A special meeting of the local authority’s cross-party Planning Committee had met on February 25 to consider four applications to:

Build the new Saddleworth School on the WH Shaw Pallets site in Diggle; […]

OMBC Approves School Plans

Chair of Oldham Planning Committee Photo:©StuartColeman

At last night’s extraordinary planning meeting Oldham’s Councillors voted unanimously to approve plans to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

Four planning applications, presented to the Planning Committee by Steven Irvine, Head of Planning for Oldham, were examined and all but the highways application, with one against, […]

OMBC struggle to deal with questions about the new Saddleworth School

Stephen Irvine (left) responding to questions

Stephen Irvine, Head of Planning and Infrastructure at Oldham Council, struggled, last night, to answer questions posed by Saddleworth residents relating to proposals to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

The meeting organised by Saddleworth Parish Council and attended by over two hundred residents examined, through a […]

Only a few days remaining to get your voice heard

The statutory consultation period for the proposed new Saddleworth School ends on the 31st January 2016. If you have an opinion or view, for or against the project, you must get your letters in before the deadline for them to be taken into considerederation by Oldham Council.

The public consultation examines four planning applications which […]

Diggle Dandelions Judged to be ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted

Mel Buckley, Sue Rushworth and Jenna Evans with the children at Diggle Dandelions

One of the top pre-schools in Saddleworth is celebrating once again after its latest inspection by Ofsted.

Diggle Dandelions has kept its ‘outstanding’ judgement from the education watchdog – but has now become even better by achieving the highest possible rating […]

Special meeting to consider Saddleworth School Planning Application

Oldham Council’s Planning Committee is set to consider all four applications relating to the proposed new Saddleworth School at a special meeting next month. This so-called ‘extraordinary’ meeting will consider only these matters and will take place in the Council Chambers on Thursday, February 25 at 6pm.

Three separate and one revised planning applications were […]