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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 […]

Consultation Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

Oldham Council is reminding residents they can take part in the consultation on the draft version of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) until December 23.

All 10 Greater Manchester are working together on the joint plan which is being prepared to ensure that new homes and jobs are provided in the right places with […]

Old Town Hall to open with a spectacular outdoor show

Upswing.jpg – Dazzling aerial silk performers who will be suspended from a crane high above the crowd

Oldham Council can reveal exciting plans for the Old Town Hall’s highly-anticipated public opening event – a unique free family show not to be missed.

‘On the Shoulders of Giants’ will be the most spectacular outdoor show […]

Garth Harkness Wins Saddleworth North

Results for Saddleworth North

Cllr Garth Harkness (Photo:©Stuart Coleman)

Curley Sean Raymond (Conservative) 479

Harkness Garth (Lib Dem) 995

Hunter-Rossall Catherine (Green) 81

Knotts Rob (Independent) 444

Leach Valerie (Labour) 552

Moore Harry (UKIP) 424

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 […]