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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 [...]

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.

World War 1 Show back by popular demand

World War 1 Show

Back By Popular Demand – The World War 1 Show makes a second appearance in Uppermill!

Uppermill Stage Society will be performing their World War 1 Show, “Keep the Home Fires Burning”, again on July 18th and 19th at Ebenezer Church, School Street, Uppermill.

Written by Lindsey and Paul Bradbury, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

EFA reconsider Uppermill as the site for Saddleworth School

by Cllr Mike Buckley

Following intense lobbying by the Save Diggle Action Group (SDAG), and growing protests across Saddleworth, the Educational Funding Agency (EFA) have decided to reconsider Uppermill as the site of the new Saddleworth School. Following a meeting with representatives of the EFA, headteacher, Matthew Milburn announced to the school’s technical committee on [...]

Saddleworth Group of Artists Annual Summer Exhibition

Deansgate by Jane Braithwaite

The Saddleworth Group of Artists will again hold their annual summer exhibition at the Saddleworth Museum, Uppermill. This popular show is on between Saturday 14th of June and Saturday 19th July with up to fifty works including oil, watercolour, pastel and textiles on display. Styles range from photorealism to expressionistic [...]

An Interview with newly elected Nikki Kirkham

Independent Councillor Nikki Kirkham (Photo: Stuart Coleman©2014)

Recently elected Independent Councillor Nikki Kirkham talks to Stuart Coleman about her impressive victory at the local elections and her fight to keep Saddleworth School in Uppermill.

Stuart: Hi Nikki how do you feel?

Nikki: Brilliant, absolutely ecstatic, so happy.

Stuart: Did you [...]