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EA Object to new Saddleworth School Planning Application

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Flooding downstream in Uppermill 2016 (Photo: ©StuartColeman)

The Environment Agency has recently recommended the revised planning application for a new Saddleworth school in Diggle be refused.

The Environment Agency (EA), in a recent statement, have informed Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Planning that they will be objecting to the revised planning application for a new […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: http://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/200578/emergencies/1574/flood_resilience_grant

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

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Summer Exhibition 2016

Summer Morning Sunlight, John McCombs ROI, RBA, PPMAF

By Jane Braithwaite

Well known local artists will again be exhibiting their work for the Saddleworth Group of Artists Summer Exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum from Saturday 27th August to Sunday 30th October. This will be the first exhibition since refurbishment of the museum.

Always a […]

SDAG mount legal challenge against Saddleworth School planning applications

Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG) announced today that they are seeking a Judicial Review to stop the building of a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

The group have, since failing to stop four planning applications from being passed by Oldham Council on 13th April 2016, been focused on raising funds to mount a legal challenge […]

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 […]

Oldham Council Forced to Reconsider School Planning Applications

Cllr Keith Lucas

Oldham Council is forced to reconsider the planning applications relating to the proposed new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

A special meeting of the local authority’s cross-party Planning Committee had met on February 25 to consider four applications to:

Build the new Saddleworth School on the WH Shaw Pallets site in Diggle; […]

OMBC Approves School Plans

Chair of Oldham Planning Committee Photo:©StuartColeman

At last night’s extraordinary planning meeting Oldham’s Councillors voted unanimously to approve plans to build a new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

Four planning applications, presented to the Planning Committee by Steven Irvine, Head of Planning for Oldham, were examined and all but the highways application, with one against, […]