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OMBC adjust their sites re Saddleworth School

Diggle Front Option

Diggle Rear Option

























Oldham Council approved, at Cabinet on July 21st, proposing an alternative site option for consideration in the project to deliver the new Saddleworth [...]

OMBC to discuss infrastructure repairs

Oldham Council is to discuss a major programme of infrastructure repairs to roads, bridges and carriageways damaged by the severe wet weather that hit the borough last winter.

Cabinet will decide on the proposals when they meet on Monday, June 30. It follows a successful bid by the local authority for money from the Government’s [...]

Diggle residents say NO to OMBC in big way

Keith Lucas with local Saddleworth residents (Photo: Stuart Coleman © 2014)

Diggle residents today made their feelings clear about the proposed building of a new secondary school in Diggle by erecting a huge banner supporting the idea of keeping the school in Uppermill.

The sign reads:

“Save Saddleworth’s Greenbelt SAY NO to OMBC It’s [...]

The future for the Coliseum and Heritage Centre?

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition – ‘Designs on our Future’ – gives visitors their first chance to see how plans for the new town centre Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre are developing.

The proposals involve bringing the old library building back into use and making the most of the surrounding land to create a vibrant cultural [...]

Whit Friday Band Contest to Hit the Right Notes

Whit Friday 2013 (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Thousands of people from across the borough and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the famous Whit Friday band contests.

Oldham Council has been providing help and financial support to ensure the 2014 Saddleworth and Lees contests hit the right notes once [...]

EFA reconsider Uppermill as the site for Saddleworth School

by Cllr Mike Buckley

Following intense lobbying by the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG), and growing protests across Saddleworth, the Educational Funding Agency (EFA) have decided to reconsider Uppermill as the site of the new Saddleworth School. Following a meeting with representatives of the EFA, headteacher, Matthew Milburn announced to the school’s technical committee on [...]

School Meals in Oldham are Top of the Class


The Education Catering Team

Oldham Council has been awarded a prestigious ‘Gold Food for Life Catering Mark’ thanks to the high quality meals being served in schools across the borough.

The Education Catering Team is only the third local authority in the country to achieve this honour – and the first [...]

An Interview with newly elected Nikki Kirkham

Independent Councillor Nikki Kirkham (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Recently elected Independent Councillor Nikki Kirkham talks to Stuart Coleman about her impressive victory at the local elections and her fight to keep Saddleworth School in Uppermill.

Stuart: Hi Nikki how do you feel?

Nikki: Brilliant, absolutely ecstatic, so happy.

Stuart: Did you [...]

Oldham Council: Local Elections – Thursday, May 22nd

Oldham Council is reminding residents that local elections are taking place on Thursday, May 22. Polling stations are open from 7am to 10pm that day and registered voters should have received cards explaining where to go to vote.

A total of 21 seats are up for election: one third of Oldham Council’s 60 seats (one [...]

Schedule for road closures in Uppermill

Revised plans to tackle sewer flooding in Uppermill go on display to the public next week.

Uppermill residents are being invited to an exhibition on Thursday 1 May to see United Utilities’ plans for a major £1 million sewer improvement scheme. The work on Church Road, New Street and Bolton’s Yard is due to [...]