Latest press releases

More Green Flag success for two of our parks

Dunwood Park

Published on Thursday, 21st July 2016

Two of our best-loved parks have retained their prestigious Green Flag Awards.

Work to begin dismantling former Shaw Market

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016

Oldham Council is to start removing the redundant market stalls and cabins from the former home of Shaw Market on Westway.

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Warm Homes Oldham Scheme saves residents £600,000

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016

Households across Oldham are benefitting from warmer and healthier homes thanks to an award-winning home energy scheme.

Prosecutions act as a reminder to landlords

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016

Oldham Council is warning private landlords that they could end up in the dock if they fail to obtain licences for the properties they rent out.

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First look around new Northmoor Academy

Published on Friday, 15th July 2016

Councillors and dignitaries have been given their first look around the near complete £7.5m Northmoor Academy.

Major Greater Manchester emergency planning exercise ends

Published on Friday, 15th July 2016

Exercise Triton II - the biggest live exercise of its kind ever held in the Greater Manchester region - has ended today (Friday, July 15).

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Oldham's annual flower festival is back

Published on Wednesday, 13th July 2016

Oldham Town Centre is set to bloom for the annual Flower Festival.

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Do you have the skills to join a team of school leaders?

Published on Wednesday, 13th July 2016

Do you want to help improve the standard and quality of education in our schools?

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Motor down to Oldham Town Centre for a day of classic cars and vintage bargains

Published on Monday, 04th July 2016

Oldham Town Centre is gearing up for a roadtrip down memory lane with the Annual Classic Car Show and second Vintage Market.

Major Greater Manchester planning exercise this month

Published on Monday, 04th July 2016

Around 36 organisations across Greater Manchester and nationally are taking part in an emergency planning exercise later this month.

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Bloom and Grow aims for double success

Published on Thursday, 30th June 2016

This year’s Bloom and Grow centrepiece is set to be revealed – and this year it is a flower ‘bed’ with a difference.

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Oldham's new Youth Mayor takes the chain of office

Published on Thursday, 30th June 2016

Teenager T Jay Turner has been sworn in as the new Youth Mayor of Oldham.

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Three weekly waste collection scheme approved for Oldham

Published on Monday, 27th June 2016

Oldham Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to change the way rubbish and recycling is collected across the borough.

King Street corridor improvements on the way

Published on Monday, 27th June 2016

Oldham Council is to carry out improvement works on one of the main routes into the town centre.

EU Referendum: Busy day expecting at Polling Stations on Thursday, June 23

Published on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

Oldham Council is reminding residents wishing to vote in tomorrow’s EU Referendum to ensure they plan where and when they will cast their vote.

Proposals for Changes to Waste Collection Service

Published on Friday, 17th June 2016

Oldham Council is set to consider plans to boost recycling rates and save money with changes to how rubbish and recycling is collected across the borough.

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Director of Economic Development to leave Oldham Council

Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016

Oldham Council’s Director of Economic Development is leaving after six years at the local authority.

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History in the making: Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre funding complete

Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016

Oldham Council’s plans to build a new Heritage and Arts Centre have been given the green light after the project was handed a vital double injection of funding.

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Gallery Oldham: Latest exhibition has everything covered

Published on Monday, 13th June 2016

‘Alphabet’ is the latest family friendly exhibition to open at Gallery Oldham.

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Royal appointment for Dr Carolyn Wilkins

Published on Friday, 10th June 2016

Dr Carolyn Wilkins has been made an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Council to bring two playing fields back into use

Published on Thursday, 09th June 2016

Oldham Council is to bring two sports pitches back into use so they can be used by the whole community.

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Oldham to mark 100 years since Battle of the Somme

Published on Wednesday, 08th June 2016

Oldham is set to host a number of events and activities to mark 100 years since the start of the one of bloodiest episodes in military history – the Battle of the Somme.

Residents clean-up Hathershaw

Published on Tuesday, 07th June 2016

Hathershaw residents have been doing their bit and taking part in a community clean-up.

New MUGA play area

New multi-use games area to open in Coalshaw Green Park

Published on Monday, 06th June 2016

A new multi-use games area, providing enhanced sporting facilities at Coalshaw Green Park, will be opening later this month

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Tobacco haul goes up in flames

Published on Wednesday, 01st June 2016

Oldham Council is making sure criminals who think they can make a fast buck are seeing their pipe dreams go up in flames.

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Oldham Council celebrates 'Love Your Local Market'

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016

Oldham Council is supporting ‘Love Your Local Market’ for the fourth year in a row with a series of activities and promotions.

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Gallery Oldham: be part of the latest exhibition

Published on Wednesday, 25th May 2016

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition allows visitors to join in the fun and actually be part of it.

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Bank holiday weekend fun at Festival Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 24th May 2016

The Bank Holiday weekend nearly is upon us and that can mean only one thing – it’s time for Festival Oldham.

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BOOM! Oldham Council scoops top award for its school dinners

Published on Monday, 23rd May 2016

Oldham Council has been awarded a prestigious BOOM (Best of Organic Market) Award thanks to the high quality meals being served in schools across the borough.

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Council prosecutes three landlords for failing to have licences

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a number of private landlords after they failed to obtain licences for the properties they rent out.