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Paving the way for a brand new resident at Dove Stone

A new path at Dove Stone reservoir near Oldham has proved a hit with visitors and wildlife alike.

Following months of hard work by RSPB Site Wardens and a hardy gang of local volunteers, visitors to Dove Stone can now enjoy a walk off the beaten track through a woodland setting, taking in wildlife ponds […]

Action needed to help save our bees

The Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr John McCann, is proposing a motion to the next meeting of Oldham Council (22 March 2017) calling on the local authority to establish an action plan to help save bees in the Borough.

Cllr McCann explained: “My parents kept bees and they were a common sight […]

Spring has arrived in Diggle

A lovely display of purple crocus are on show opposite Wharf Mill. The bulbs were planted last year by children from Diggle Primary School, members of the Diggle Community Association and Saddleworth Rotary Club.

Transport for Greater Manchester backs national cycling initiative

Commuters in Greater Manchester are being urged to ditch four wheels in favour of two this Thursday as part of a nationwide initiative.

Cycle to Work Day is a national event, championed by multi gold medal winning Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, which aims to encourage everyone to cycle to work for just one day […]

Greater Manchester’s Yellow School Buses are set to go green

Even more of Greater Manchester’s Yellow School Buses are set to go green after a successful bid for government funding.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has been awarded £682,890 from the Clean Bus Technology Fund to upgrade 30 of the region’s earliest Yellow School Buses.

Greater Manchester’s fleet of 81 Yellow School Buses run to […]

Saddleworth Community Hydro is given the go-ahead

Dovestone Reservoir

Saddleworth Community Hydro Ltd has made another step forward in its drive to use local renewable and sustainable resources to create electricity.

This environmentally friendly energy project has been ‘given the green light’ by Oldham Borough Council. Planning permission has been granted for the scheme to be […]

Green bus bonanza for Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is set to become a green bus capital of the UK, with 229 diesel-electric hybrid vehicles on the road by this summer.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) is awarding £908,000 part-funding for ten new eco-friendly buses to Manchester Community Transport (MCT).The ten buses should be on the road in late summer, and will […]

Saddleworth Parish Council dismayed at the number of wind turbines receiving planning approval

Saddleworth Parish Council are dismayed at the number of wind turbines receiving planning approval in Saddleworth.

At the meeting of the Parish Council Planning Committee last night, the Council expressed great concern at the growing number of planning applications for small scale wind turbines in Saddleworth. Reservations at the process being adopted […]

How do we make the most of our rich natural assets?

The rich natural capital of the South Pennines will be the focus of the annual Pennine Prospects conference next month.

Anyone interested in exploring ways in which the rich natural assets of this upland area can provide economic, social and environmental benefits is invited to the rural regeneration company’s free annual conference. The conference, Natural […]