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Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Winter Exhibition 2017

Artist: Ron Etherington. Medium – oil

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Winter Exhibition 2017 From Saturday 9th December – Sunday 14th January at Saddleworth Museum. Uppermill. Oldham. Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work. Always a popular show, especially in the run up to Christmas, the exhibition will be comprised […]

Diggle’s VIPs Turn on Christmas Lights

Competition winners: Cara Hamilton, Millie Tomlin and Jack Ellis

Diggle’s very important pupils (VIPs), winners of the Christmas art and writing competition organised by the Diggle Community Association, turned on the village Christmas lights on Sunday 3rd December following the annual carol singing and procession through the village. (See here)

Before walking with Diggle […]

Diggle’s Christmas Competition Winners

Jack Ellis, Key Stage 1

There has been a great response to the annual Diggle Community Association (DCA) Christmas competition from the pupils at Diggle Primary School. The standard of writing and drawing has been exceptional and, for the DCA judges, it has been extremely difficult choosing the winners.

The joint winners from Key […]

IS YOUR BIN COLLECTION DAY CHANGING OVER CHRISTMAS?

Oldham Council is informing residents that some bin collection dates will change over the Christmas period.

This year there will be no bin collections on Christmas Day (Monday, December 25). Instead put out the bin that would have been due to be collected on that day – plus your green bin/food caddy – on Saturday, […]

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.

OLDHAM POLICE OFFICERS RECEIVE AWARD FOR ACTIONS ‘ABOVE AND BEYOND’ DUTY DURING LOCAL FLOODING

Officers from Greater Manchester Police have been presented with awards for their actions whilst on duty during a night of severe flooding in 2016.

The officers, from the forces Oldham District, were unanimously voted winners of the Government & Public Sector Journal’s ‘Above & Beyond’ Awards by an independent awards panel for their actions that […]

Saddleworth and Lees Christmas Lights Switch-Ons 2017

Christmas Lights Switch-Ons 2017

Greenfield – Saturday 25 Nov 7.00pm Springhead – Friday 1 Dec 6.00pm Uppermill – Saturday 2 Dec 4.00pm Lees – Saturday 2 Dec 4.30pm Delph – Saturday 2 Dec 5.30pm Grotton – Sunday 3 Dec 6.30pm Diggle – Sunday 3 Dec 4.30pm Denshaw – Sunday 3 Dec 6.00pm Lydgate – Thursday […]

Remembrance Services Around the Borough

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.

Residents, uniformed services and representatives of all organisations are encouraged to attend the services and there will also be opportunities to place wreaths on the memorials.

Councillor Cath Ball, Deputy Cabinet Member for […]

Commuters warned of two days of strike disruption

Commuter disruption

Commuters and travellers in Greater Manchester should allow more time for their journeys next week with bus and rail staff set to take industrial action.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has prepared travel advice ahead of the strike action which is planned for Monday 6 and Wednesday 8 November.

Areas and services set to be […]

SCHOOL PUPILS ARE ‘SNOW’ JOKE WHEN IT COMES TO PICKING GRITTER NAMES

Oldham Council have been snowed under with entries for their ‘Name a Gritter’ competition and now are ready to reveal the winners.

Recently they asked school children from across the borough to show ‘true grit’ and come up with fitting names for the seven new additions to their gritting fleet.

After a ‘snow’ start the […]