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Environment Agency reject revised environmental plan for new Saddleworth School

W.H. Shaw Pallet Works, Diggle

The Environment Agency (EA) reject, for a second time, the revised environmental plans for Saddleworth School re-development in Diggle.

The 4 year controversial Saddleworth School Saga in Diggle Oldham continues as the EA reject the revised Flood Risk Assessment (FRA) presented to the EA by InterServe Construction Ltd/WYG […]

WILDFIRES highlight the vulnerability of the diverse and valuable South Pennines habitat

The South Pennines Fire Operations Group (FOG) has warned of the danger posed by wildfires, which can strike anywhere in the South Pennines, to endangered wildlife, farm livestock, valuable habitat and human health.

As good weather both dries out the peatland and encourages more people into the countryside the likelihood of wildfires increases at this […]

HERON MASTERPIECE UNVEILED IN UPPERMILL

Oldham Council recently invited residents to celebrate the completion of a natural wooden sculpture in Uppermill Gardens. The masterpiece, which was shaped in the form of a heron, was carved from the trunk of a recently felled cherry tree which has been in decline in recent years.

The sculpting took place during the Easter […]

CAREER AND APPRENTICESHIP FAIR OPEN TO ALL

Oldham Council is reminding residents of, ‘Get Oldham Working’s Career and Apprenticeship Fair’, following two recent closure announcements.

Digital retail firm Shop Direct outlined plans yesterday to close its centres in Shaw and Chadderton, whilst Carpetright has also announced the closure of their store at Elk Mill Retail Park in Royton. Oldham Council is disappointed […]

TAKE YOUR NEXT STEP AT THE CAREER AND APPRENTICESHIP FAIR

Explore hundreds of opportunities across various employment sectors at the next Get Oldham Working (GOW) Career and Apprenticeship Fair.

With a wide range of apprenticeships, work experience openings, training courses and jobs on offer from various employers within the borough and beyond, this is a great chance for residents to start or further their careers. […]

Spring Clean with Bulky Bob’s – at home and at work

Bulky Bob’s is relaunching the bulky household waste collection service in Oldham with a new van, a new Bob and a new service for businesses.

The social enterprise has been collecting unwanted furniture, white goods and much more from Oldham homes for the past 8 years on behalf of Oldham Council and have just won […]

Dog owners asked to keep pets under close control in countryside 

Dog owners are urged to keep their pets on short leads to protect wildlife in the Peak District National Park.

During the breeding season of spring and early summer, new-born lambs and ground-nesting birds, such as lapwing, curlew and snipe, are particularly vulnerable to harm from dogs roaming free or on long leads.

By law, […]

Yorkshire meets Paris at the Millgate this April!

John Godber’s brilliantly funny look at the English abroad, April in Paris, will be performed by the Saddleworth Players at the Millgate Arts Centre in Delph from April 7 to 14.

Al and Bet lead a quiet, boring life in Yorkshire. After 20 years working for the same company, Al is made redundant and is […]

Local Elections on May 3rd. Are you registered to vote?

Oldham Council is encouraging residents to ensure they’re registered to vote ahead of the local elections in May.

The town will go to the polls on May 3 when one seat will be contested in each ward.

Voters will not be able to vote if they are not registered so, Oldham Council is urging people […]

Social Care Team and OMT battle icy conditions to reach Diggle pensioner

Through the strongest blizzards and the deepest snowdrifts, there’s a team of everyday heroes checking in on all elderly and vulnerable people in Oldham.

Many people have been affected by the severe weather in recent days but spare a thought for those who rely on the help of others.

Staff from Oldham Council and MioCare, […]