Latest press releases

Oldham Town Centre welcomes 18 new jobs

Eddie Moores at Pastel

Published on Monday, 06th July 2015

A move into Oldham town centre has added up perfectly for two software firms.


Get Oldham Working team helps firm bed in and create 35 jobs

Published on Friday, 03rd July 2015

The future looks rosy for a gardening firm after they created 35 new jobs in the borough thanks to help from Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working Team.

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Annual Oldham Vintage and Classic Car Show returns

Published on Thursday, 02nd July 2015

The town centre is revving up for the return of Oldham’s Vintage and Classic Car Show.

Oldham to mark anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Published on Wednesday, 01st July 2015

Oldham will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide with an event at Oldham Civic Centre.

Flytipping by Shagufta Noreen - prosecution PR

Eight prosecuted for environmental crimes

Published on Tuesday, 30th June 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted eight people for breaching environmental health laws and blighting the borough.

Oldham Education and Skills Commission: Schools stronger when we work together

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Plans for a new and revolutionary school led system to raise education standards for all local children were launched today (June 25).

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New Youth Mayor sworn in

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Teenager Saskia Edwards Korolczuk has been sworn in as the new Youth Mayor of Oldham.

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader and Jessica Fullalove, GB swimmer and Royton resident (pictured front), are pictured inside the new Royton Leisure Centre.

"Fulla" praise for new "Olympic" Royton Leisure Centre

Published on Wednesday, 24th June 2015

An Olympic legacy pool at Royton’s new £8 million sports centre, obtained by Oldham Council as part of a deal with Sport England, has been welcomed by GB swimmer Jessica Fullalove.

Funding made available to improve A62/M60 junction

Published on Monday, 22nd June 2015

Oldham Council is set to begin work which will benefit cyclists and motorists in Hollinwood.

Oldham parents are on the ball

Published on Monday, 22nd June 2015

A ground-breaking parenting course – created by Action For Children, Oldham Council and Oldham Athletic Community Trust – is set to kick off in the borough.

Sewing Academy student Sinead Ingham (pictured right) with Beverley Whittaker (course leader) and Councillor Shoab Akhtar, Oldham Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.

Oldham is sew good at helping residents into textiles career

Published on Friday, 19th June 2015

Oldham Council is working closely with partners to boost employment opportunities in an industry made famous by the borough.

The Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman, presented with the Coat of Arms from Mazara Del Vallo by Peace Talks Oldham members.

Council first in the UK to sign "Pledge to Peace"

Published on Thursday, 18th June 2015

Oldham Council’s commitment to building communities and spreading peace has seen it become the first local authority in the UK to sign a European declaration.

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Development partners for former St Augustine's site set to be revealed

Published on Thursday, 18th June 2015

Oldham Council is set to announce the name of its development partner to build aspirational new homes on the former St Augustine’s school site.

Jim McMahon

Council shows its support for Armed Forces Day

Published on Wednesday, 17th June 2015

Oldham Council is backing Armed Forces Day on Saturday, June 27.

Warm Homes Oldham

Stay warm all year round...

Published on Monday, 15th June 2015

It may be warm outside now, but Oldham Council is reminding residents to get their homes ready for when the cold weather arrives again.

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Royal honour for Oldham Council Leader, Jim McMahon

Published on Friday, 12th June 2015

Councillor Jim McMahon has been made an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Former council employee sentenced for voucher theft

Published on Friday, 12th June 2015

A former Oldham Council education worker has been given a 16-month suspended jail sentence for theft.


Adoption Support Fund - extra help for adopters

Published on Thursday, 11th June 2015

Are you an adoptive family living in Oldham? If so, you may be able to access the Adoption Support Fund for additional help.

Botanical Invasion

Gallery Oldham: Giant flowers are bedding in

Published on Wednesday, 10th June 2015

Inflatable giant flowers are taking over Gallery Oldham!

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

New Hackspace opens in Independent Quarter

Published on Tuesday, 09th June 2015

A group of creative and technology-minded individuals certainly aren’t ‘hacked off’ with Oldham Council after we helped them find premises in the Independent Quarter.

Community clean up in Clarksfield and Glodwick 2015

Volunteers help clean up Clarksfield and Glodwick

Published on Monday, 08th June 2015

Residents have joined Oldham Council staff to clear more than 10 tonnes of rubbish off the streets of Clarksfield and Glodwick – in just six hours.

Our House opening at Tommyfield Market

Oldham Council supports national first for local families

Published on Thursday, 04th June 2015

The country’s first high street weekly payment store for new household goods run by a social business has opened in Oldham’s Tommyfield Market.

Bec and Tome's Awesome Laundry at Oldham Library - Live@thelibrary

Live@thelibrary - It's showtime at Oldham Library

Published on Tuesday, 02nd June 2015

Oldham Council Libraries is bringing an exciting programme of live events to the borough.

Jim McMahon

Oldham Council Leader welcomes appointment of GM interim mayor

Published on Friday, 29th May 2015

The Leader of Oldham Council has welcomed today’s selection of Tony Lloyd as the interim mayor of Greater Manchester.

St George's Square

Community group gets boost from council

Published on Friday, 29th May 2015

Oldham Council has helped secure the long-term future of a Chadderton residents’ club by transferring ownership of its premises to the community group.

Tandle Hill Peace marker

Tandle Hill peace marker given facelift

Published on Thursday, 28th May 2015

A granite marker stone that recognises the date Tandle Hill Park was gifted to the people of the borough has been refurbished.

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Garage owner prosecuted for clocking car

Published on Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a garage owner for selling a ‘clocked’ car to a member of the public.

Council helps tackle Russian organised crime gang

Published on Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Officers from Oldham Council have helped tackle a Russian organised crime gang – the first case of its kind in the country.

Proposals for new Saddleworth School revealed

Published on Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Plans for the proposed new Saddleworth School in Diggle have been revealed – with the public asked to give their views during a four-week consultation period.

Foster carers

Don't judge me for being a teenager. Foster me

Published on Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Oldham Council has launched a campaign to encourage residents to open up their homes to teenagers in the borough by becoming foster carers.