Latest press releases

Work complete on Milnrow Road junction

Cllr Dave Hibbert

Published on Wednesday, 01st October 2014

Oldham Council has completed work installing new traffic control measures on a Shaw road junction.

Councillor Arooj Shah.

Do it online: It's quick, safe and flexible

Published on Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Oldham Council has launched new online forms to provide residents with a quicker, efficient and cost-effective service.

New Bridge School

Contractors chosen for new special school

Published on Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Oldham Council and sponsors New Bridge School are pleased to announce contractors Extraspace Solutions (UK) ltd has been chosen to build the borough’s new £6.25m special school.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Have your say on £120,000 planned investment in Shaw Market

Published on Friday, 26th September 2014

Residents and traders are being asked to have their say on Oldham Council’s plans to invest £120,000 in Shaw Market and help the district thrive.

Councillor Jenny Harrison

Oldham's teenage pregnancy rates are lowest since National strategy began

Published on Wednesday, 24th September 2014

The borough has seen one of the biggest falls in teenage pregnancies in the country, thanks to the outstanding work of the Oldham Teenage Pregnancy Partnership.

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Council celebrates opening of The Crossley Centre

Published on Monday, 22nd September 2014

Oldham Council has officially unveiled a new community centre on Central Chadderton’s Crossley estate.

Council Tax Reduction scheme consultation: have your say

Published on Friday, 19th September 2014

Oldham Council is asking residents to have their say on our proposed Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme for 2015-16.

Dementia

Creating a dementia friendly Oldham

Published on Thursday, 18th September 2014

Oldham Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting a campaign to help people develop a better understanding of dementia and help people to live well with the disease.

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, with Munira Mirza (OESC board), Estelle Morris (OESC Chair) and Sam Jones (OESC Task Group)

Star pupils' return boosts Oldham Education and Skills Commission

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014

The new group tasked with promoting learning and educational excellence across Oldham has met for the first time.

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Fly-tipper arrested after flying home from holiday

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014

A fly-tipper’s holiday ended on a sour note when he was arrested at Manchester Airport.

Teleman

Get It Loud In Libraries returns

Published on Monday, 15th September 2014

Oldham Council is delighted to welcome two hotly-tipped bands to the borough as part of the ‘Get It Loud in Libraries’ (GILIL) series.

Cllr Norman Briggs

Oldham Council assisting after Manchester Dogs' Home tragedy

Published on Friday, 12th September 2014

Oldham Council is working with local partners to help deal with the aftermath of the Manchester Dogs’ Home blaze.

Jim McMahon

Oldham gets animated over budget challenge

Published on Friday, 12th September 2014

Oldham Council’s innovative approach to tackling its budget challenge is striking a chord – not just with residents but with other UK local authorities.

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Make sure you are registered to vote

Published on Thursday, 11th September 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to make sure they are on the electoral register.

Scams

Warning after resident scammed of £2,500

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Oldham Council is warning residents to be wary of fraudsters after a vulnerable adult was fleeced of £2,500.

Chadderton War Memorial

Join us and take part in World War 1 commemoration events

Published on Tuesday, 09th September 2014

Oldham Council is encouraging residents to show their support and come along to a number of events marking the start of the First World War.

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Waste dumped following social media posting

Published on Tuesday, 02nd September 2014

A Clarksfield man who failed to clean up after himself after answering a post on Facebook has been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council.

Jim McMahon

Council campaigns for disabled access at Greenfield Station

Published on Tuesday, 02nd September 2014

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

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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.