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Diggle’s Christmas Lights Switch-On

Join us on Sunday 3rd December from 3:15pm at Diggle Band Club for Carols, mulled wine, minced pies and Diggle’s Christmas Lights switch-on.

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 […]

Parish Council host Community Day

Saddleworth Parish Council are holding a Community Day at Uppermill Civic Hall on Sunday April 2nd.

Cllr Jamie Curley said, “The day will be packed with local groups and associations as well as organisations from across Oldham Borough including representatives from the Saddleworth and Lees District office, MAHDLO and Action together who will be on […]

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:

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

Parish Chairman Tackles Burglary

Photo: Burglary by Nixelz

On Sunday 1st May, 10am – 4:00pm Saddleworth Parish Council and Greater Manchester Police Oldham Division are hosting a Security Exhibition at the Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill, Saddleworth.

The event is open to everyone and free to enter.

Exhibitors include: Screwfix, Falcon Locks, COP, Chip & Trace, Park Electrical […]

Honouring Saddleworth’s Volunteers

Cllr. Neil Allsopp, Chairman of Saddleworth Parish Council is asking for nominations for the Annual Volunteer of Saddleworth Awards. The awards will be presented this year at a dinner being held at The Three Crowns, Scouthead, on Friday, 13th May, 2016, 7pm for 7.30pm. Price £15/each.

This annual event has been running for several years […]

OMBC struggle to deal with questions about the new Saddleworth School

Stephen Irvine (left) responding to questions

Stephen Irvine, Head of Planning and Infrastructure at Oldham Council, struggled, last night, to answer questions posed by Saddleworth residents relating to proposals to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

The meeting organised by Saddleworth Parish Council and attended by over two hundred residents examined, through a […]

Only a few days remaining to get your voice heard

The statutory consultation period for the proposed new Saddleworth School ends on the 31st January 2016. If you have an opinion or view, for or against the project, you must get your letters in before the deadline for them to be taken into considerederation by Oldham Council.

The public consultation examines four planning applications which […]

Saddleworth Parish Council severs links to Mike Buckley

Saddleworth Parish Council

In view of Councillor Mike Buckley’s recent conviction and sentence for downloading indecent images of children. At last night’s ordinary meeting of Saddleworth Parish Council, held at the Civic Hall, Lee Street, Uppermill. In front of both press and public, members overwhelmingly voted to remove him from all sub-committees and other […]

Parish Councillors Call for Mike Buckley to Resign

After the sentencing of Saddleworth Parish Councillor Mike Buckley after being found guilty of downloading indecent pictures of young boys to his computer, within a matter of hours, Saddleworth Parish Council’s Chairman issued a request asking him to resign

Parish Chairman Councillor Allsopp wrote:

Following the conviction of Councillor Buckley in December 2015, and […]