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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 [...]

Kieran McMahon attempts to play guitar for 100 hours

Local musician Kieran McMahon is definitely giving himself a challenge! He plans to play his guitar for 100 hours starting from 19th July. To keep it entertaining he will be adding in some obscure rules and antics. I can already feel the hand cramps!

Anyone wishing to donate can do so online at https://www.justgiving.com/Kieran-McMahon/



2014 Saddleworth Show

Details for the 2014 Saddleworth Show at Saddleworth Secondary School on 12th/13th July.

Church Road due to close for sewer work

A letter from United Utilities explaining when, and for how long, Church Road in Uppermill will be closed for sewer replacement work.

Forthcoming Events in Saddleworth and Lees

2013 Saddleworth Ruchcart (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Events in Saddleworth and Lees 2014

Diggle Summer Fete

Diggle Primary School

Sunday 29th June


The Saddleworth Show

Saddleworth School

Saturday 12th July 12noon – 5pm

Sunday 13th July 10am – 5pm


Lees Village Fair

Springhead Football Club

Sunday 20th July

Dawson’s Field Annual Family Fun [...]

Saddleworth North: Monthly Crime Figures

CRIME DEC JAN FEB MAR APRIL MAY BURGLARY(Of homes) 1 0 6 4 1 1 BURGLARY OTHER(Shed, Garage, Business) 0 1 1 3 8 2 THEFT FROM A VEHICLE 5 0 4 5 1 2 THEFT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE 0 1 3 2 0 1 CRIMINAL DAMAGE 4 2 1 5 4 4 [...]

Live Blues Music in Saddleworth


You saw Reverand Peyton’s Big Damn Band last summer at Friezland, but this time the Reverend has requested a bigger venue where he can see y’all dancing because once he gets started, you just can’t stay in your seat. The Oak Room at the White Hart at Lydgate is a great venue. We are [...]

Beer and Music Festival at the White Hart

Arrangements for Whit Friday in Diggle

2013 Whit Walks (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

by Lynda Elmore and Brian Cliffe, Diggle Whit Friday Committee

The Whit Friday Walk will take place this Friday 13 th June, starting from Kilngreen Church at 9.15 am.

Hopefully it will be a little warmer this year- the weather was not kind to us at all in [...]

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 [...]