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The Plan for Saddleworth – Have Your Say!

Are you concerned about issues such as planning, development, schooling, transport, traffic, health care & protection of the Green Belt in Saddleworth?

Saddleworth Parish Council are preparing their Neighbourhood plan and want to ask local people about the issues that matter to them.

Rob Knotts Chair of Saddleworth Parish Council Planning Committee is holding an […]

Oldham Council open book of condolence for Manchester attack

Oldham Council has opened Books of Condolence in memory of all those tragically killed and injured in the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

A Book of Condolence is now open at Royton Town Hall on Rochdale Road and another is based at the Civic Entrance (formerly Rochdale Road reception) at the Civic Centre on West […]

OMBC aim to bloom as Champion of Champions

Oldham Council (OMBC) are launching their annual Bloom and Grow campaign in a bid to be crowned ‘Champions of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

This year OMBC has entered North West in Bloom and has also accepted the nomination to compete in Britain in Bloom, the Champions of Champions […]

Funding available for local youth projects and organisations

Oldham Council is giving local organisations the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 in funding to improve the borough for young people.

Oldham Council and the Stoller Charitable Trust are giving grants from the Kerrching Youth Opportunity Fund – a pot of money that aims to provide enjoyable leisure opportunities and activities to help […]

New vision for Oldham Coliseum Theatre

The latest vision for the new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is being released today ahead of the submission of a planning application.

Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre have been working on a redesign with Mecanoo, the project architects, following the addition of plans for a studio theatre and feedback on the initial proposals.

The new […]

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 […]

Have you claimed the ‘Flood Resilience Grant’?

 

Fighting the flooding in Uppermill, Boxing Day 2015 (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

Courtesy of Christine Wilson

Saddleworth and Lees District Team

Please spread the word, see below or click on the link: http://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200578/emergencies/1574/flood_resilience_grant

Government grants of up to £5,000 are available for homeowners and businesses that have been flooded as a result of Storm Desmond […]

New Gritter Named Nicole Saltslinger

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger. Named after the former Pussycat Doll and X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger the now famous yellow gritter has become the most famous vehicle in the country over the last few weeks.

Recently we asked primary school […]

Stage is set for the new Coliseum Theatre

Oldham is to build a new Coliseum Theatre in its budding Cultural Quarter after the plans were awarded a multi-million pound funding injection.

A successful Round 2 joint funding bid by Oldham Council and Oldham Coliseum Theatre has seen Arts Council England approve a grant worth £7.1m towards the project.

Alongside a future fundraising contribution […]

Marks and Spencer will not be coming to Oldham Mumps

Marks & Spencer has announced it will not be taking up its option on new retail space at the Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development. Oldham Council was contacted today (November 22) by the retailer and informed of the decision.

M&S recently confirmed plans to close 30 UK clothing and homeware shops and convert dozens […]