Latest press releases

Council campaigns for disabled access at Greenfield Station

Jim McMahon

Published on Tuesday, 02nd September 2014

Oldham Council is stepping up its campaign to secure full disabled access at Greenfield Station.

Shoab manchester chambers

Helping hand for Oldham start-up businesses

Published on Monday, 01st September 2014

A new business support scheme has been launched by Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working programme to encourage more entrepreneurs to set up in the borough.

Artist's impression of Old Town Hall development.

Next phase of Old Town Hall development underway in Oldham

Published on Monday, 01st September 2014

Work to transform the Old Town Hall into a new seven-screen cinema for Oldham is set to enter a significant new phase.

Get Oldham Working launches Festival of Work

Published on Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Oldham Council is running a two-week Festival of Work to showcase the employment opportunities on offer in the borough through its Get Oldham Working initiative.

Cllr Abdul Jabbar

Council consults on Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2015/16

Published on Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Oldham Council is asking for residents’ opinions and views on the Council Tax Reduction scheme for 2015/16.

get Oldham Working Ryan Stanton

Jumbo payout boosts support for residents

Published on Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Oldham Council is set to help residents on the road to a new career thanks to an airport windfall.

Amanda chadderton

Free school meals on track for thousands of Oldham pupils

Published on Friday, 22nd August 2014

Thousands more Oldham children are set to enjoy tucking into free school dinners next term.

View from the Lion's Den at Alexandra Park

Find out about history on your doorstep at this year's Heritage Open Days

Published on Friday, 22nd August 2014

Oldham Council is inviting residents to learn more about the local history all around them as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

Amanda chadderton

High standards maintained in Oldham GCSE results

Published on Thursday, 21st August 2014

Pupils in Oldham have maintained high standards following the publication of today’s GCSE results (Thursday, August 21).

Pardalian Sorica caught flytipping by member of the public on March 19, 2014

Oldham Council prosecutes flytipping caught on camera

Published on Wednesday, 20th August 2014

An Oldham resident is counting the cost of flytipping after being caught on camera illegally dumping waste.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Oldham beats national average for A-Level results

Published on Friday, 15th August 2014

Oldham students are celebrating their A-Level success with early indications revealing the borough has bucked the national trend.

Tandle Hill Country Park. Winning photograph of Bloom and grow Photography competition Bloom and Grow 2014

Winners announced for golden photography competition

Published on Thursday, 14th August 2014

The winners of Oldham Council’s well-received Bloom and Grow Photography Competition have been announced.

Oldham Peace Flag

Peace flag flies over the Civic Centre

Published on Thursday, 07th August 2014

An Oldham Peace Flag is now flying over the Civic Centre.

Gaza petition

Oldham delegation delivers Gaza petition

Published on Thursday, 07th August 2014

A delegation from Oldham has delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street calling for peace in Gaza.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader (right) with Richard Weston, Mantra Learning Limited’s Marketing Manager.

Innovative Get Oldham Working scheme rewards those with drive

Published on Tuesday, 05th August 2014

Oldham Council has launched an innovative new scheme to support those in warehouse work to get higher paid jobs as drivers.

Work set to start on Milnrow Road junction

Published on Tuesday, 05th August 2014

Oldham Council is set to begin work installing further safety measures on a Shaw road junction.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council, wins the 'Leader of the Year' award at the LgIU C'llr Awards

Let's talk about the £60 million Budget Challenge

Published on Monday, 04th August 2014

Oldham Council wants to talk to residents about how we can work together to tackle the £60 million budget challenge it faces over the next two years.

District Executive funds fight against crime

Published on Monday, 04th August 2014

Saddleworth and Lees District Executive is doing its bit to tackle crime in the area.

Call for peace in Gaza

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Residents from across Oldham have joined forces with civic and community leaders to call for peace in Gaza.


Prosecutions for blighting the borough

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a number of people for not clearing up after themselves and blighting the borough.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives (front right), with Oldham Council staff members and the Green Flag awarded to Alexandra Park.

Green Flag success for Oldham parks

Published on Monday, 28th July 2014

Two beautiful Oldham Council parks which were holders of prestigious Green Flag Awards have successfully retained the accolade.

Brownridge and Ball

First Response service praised

Published on Monday, 28th July 2014

Oldham Council’s First Response Service has been praised by the town’s top police officer for its support in making the borough safer.

St. Mary's Parish Church

Residents urged to turn out the lights for WWI

Published on Friday, 25th July 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to turn out the lights to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Registered? Oldham residents asked to look out for letters

Published on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Oldham Council has been sending out letters to residents informing them whether they need to act to ensure they are still on the electoral register.

Tobacco seized by trading standards and sniffer dogs

Published on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

Oldham Council’s Trading Standards has enlisted the help of two four-legged friends in the fight against traders selling counterfeit or illegal tobacco.

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Council confirms new Saddleworth School site option

Published on Monday, 21st July 2014

Oldham Council is proposing a new site option for consideration in the project to deliver the new Saddleworth School.

Oldham Pride 2014: Our Heritage, Our Pride, Our Future

Published on Monday, 21st July 2014

It’s celebration time as Oldham Pride is marking its tenth year.

Jim McMahon

Football club sought to breathe new life into disused pitch

Published on Friday, 18th July 2014

Oldham Council is seeking bids from football clubs interested in helping to breathe new life into a disused area of land in Limehurst Village.

Revolution in the bedroom

Gallery Oldham: Revolution in the bedroom, war in the playground

Published on Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Gallery Oldham's latest exhibition gives visitors the chance to explore the early years of the digital revolution - when video gaming became accessible for the first time.

Joe Swift attends Oldham Flower Festival

Oldham's Flower Festival gets ready to bloom

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham town centre is set to bloom for the annual Flower Festival, as part of Bloom and Grow.