Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council
Oldham Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills Cllr Amanda Chadderton and Leader Cllr Jim McMahon will be putting a motion to the Full Council meeting next Wednesday (18 December) calling for greater Government support for Oldham’s schools.
The motion, which laments the “severe curtailment” of the [...]
Photo: Martin Adison
Oldham Council is publicising details of restricted services during the Christmas and New Year period. Many services and facilities usually offered to the public by the Local Authority and its partners will be scaled down during the holiday period. Out-of-hours services will remain available for urgent situations such as social care and other [...]
Diggle Village Green
By The DCA Executive Committee
Our apologies for the legal jargon but it displays what Dr. Nick Cox has tirelessly navigated, on Diggle’s behalf, over the last eight months.
At a meeting of the OMBC Commons Registration Committee, held on 26 November, the application to register Diggle Village Green as an official [...]
Plans for the new school in Uppermill submitted to OMBC and the EFA
Plans showing how the current Education Funding Authority (EFA) design proposals for the Diggle site will fit on the mostly unusable football pitch on the current Uppermill site are now being considered by OMBC and the EFA.
How is the School being funded?
The new School would be delivered as part of the Coalition Government Priority School Building Programme (PSBP) which is a Government‐managed programme set up to address the needs of the schools most in need of urgent repair. Through the PSBP, 261 schools will be rebuilt or have their [...]
Oldham residents who are worried about rising energy bills are being urged to switch to a better deal using a new comparison website.
The www.betterenergydeals.org.uk site has been launched by the Greater Manchester authorities, including Oldham Council, after many of the big energy companies announced they will be increasing their rates over the winter, leaving [...]
On Monday evening at an extraordinary meeting organised by Saddleworth Parish Council a decision was made to write a letter to Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council (OMBC) asking them reconsider their plans and consider an alternative proposal to develop the current Saddleworth School site in Uppermill.
Councillor Mike Buckley presented the proposal to the Parish Council [...]
Shaw’s Pallet Works (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2013)
Debbie Abrahams says she will keep an open mind but will not oppose moving Saddleworth School to Diggle.
At a teleconference on Wednesday 6th November Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, talked with members of the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG) about the future for Saddleworth [...]
Opportunities for training update!
These are new or on-going opportunities available to apply for within Oldham council:
(Click each link for details on how to apply)
· Oldham Council Traineeship Programme
To apply for any of the above vacancies, follow the link below to complete [...]
Oldham Council has revealed the final arrangements and running order for when Oldham Edge hosts ‘The Big Bang’ on Bonfire Night.
Local residents are invited to enjoy a spectacular evening of free family entertainment at the grassed parkland site – near to Oldham town centre – on Tuesday, November 5. Gates will open at 5pm and [...]