Latest press releases

Oldham Youth Council moves to the Civic

Oldham youth Council

Published on Friday, 21st November 2014

Oldham Youth Council is moving into a new home – highlighting its value to Oldham Council and further strengthening its working relationship with elected members and officers.

Hibbert,David,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Council launches name a gritter competition

Published on Friday, 21st November 2014

Oldham Council is giving all our primary school children the chance to name one of the gritters which keep the borough's roads moving safely when the snow and ice descend.

Adam superstore

Food store had mouse infestation

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014

A shop which was found to be infested with mice has been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council for food hygiene offences.

‘Gamechanger’ development unveiled: Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps

Published on Monday, 17th November 2014

Oldham Council is unveiling a ‘gamechanger’ masterplan for the town centre’s eastern gateway to bring new shops, housing and jobs – and is hoping to attract missing retail giants like Marks & Spencer

Gritting

Oldham Council - getting ready for winter disruption

Published on Friday, 14th November 2014

Oldham Council’s plans to keep the borough moving over the winter months are well underway.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Are you looking for a new challenge? This could be it

Published on Friday, 14th November 2014

Oldham Council is asking local residents to ‘do their bit’ and consider becoming specialist foster carers.

The Big Brush 2014

Stop the rot - Join in with Oldham's Big Brush

Published on Thursday, 13th November 2014

Oldham Council is urging all parents and schools to back a borough-wide dental campaign that will help local children brush up on their tooth care.

Cllr Abdul Jabbar

Cabinet recommends change to Council Tax Reduction Scheme

Published on Thursday, 13th November 2014

Oldham Council is proposing to recommend an increase in the level of support for people on low income to pay their Council Tax.

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Cabinet set to discuss 'Generation Oldham' proposals

Published on Wednesday, 12th November 2014

Oldham Council’s Cabinet is being asked to approve unique plans which will encourage community groups to go green and create their own energy.

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Refurbished playing fields targeted by vandals

Published on Tuesday, 11th November 2014

Oldham Council is appealing to the local community to help catch vandals who have badly damaged pitches at playing fields which are undergoing major refurbishment.

Bars and Melody

Bars and Melody to switch on Oldham's Christmas lights - in a new location

Published on Monday, 10th November 2014

Britain’s Got Talent singing stars Bars and Melody will be the special guests at Oldham’s Christmas Lights Switch-On this Sunday (16 November).

Jerwood

Gallery Oldham: The Jerwood Makers Open exhibition

Published on Thursday, 06th November 2014

A prestigious new craft exhibition opens at Gallery Oldham this month.

Brownridge,Barbara,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

UK-first recycling scheme helps save council money

Published on Wednesday, 05th November 2014

A pioneering Oldham Council recycling scheme will save nearly £300,000 a year – thanks to the community doing their bit for the environment.

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Father Christmas and his reindeers fly into Oldham town centre

Published on Tuesday, 04th November 2014

Father Christmas and his team of real reindeers – direct from the North Pole - will be parading through Oldham Town Centre this Saturday (November 8).

The Big Bang fireworks display on Oldham Edge 2013

'The Big Bang': Final running order and line-up confirmed

Published on Monday, 03rd November 2014

Oldham Council can reveal the final arrangements and running order for ‘The Big Bang’ at Oldham Edge on Bonfire Night.

Devo Manc

Devo Manc: Greater Manchester and Govt reach trailblazing agreement

Published on Monday, 03rd November 2014

Greater Manchester has today, Monday 3 November 2014, agreed an historic devolution settlement with Government.

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A big thank you to Oldham's foster carers

Published on Friday, 31st October 2014

Oldham Council has held a special celebration night to say thank you to its foster carers.

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New power used to remove anti-social tenants from Oldham property

Published on Friday, 31st October 2014

Oldham Council, Greater Manchester Police and First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) have used new anti-social behaviour powers to remove tenants from a property – after it was being used as a drugs den

Press releases

'The Big Bang': Entertainment line-up taking shape

Published on Thursday, 30th October 2014

Oldham Council is revealing more details of the free family entertainment line-up at ‘The Big Bang’ on Bonfire Night.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Can you help during National Adoption Week?

Published on Thursday, 30th October 2014

Oldham Council is asking residents if they could provide a home for a child who is waiting for a new family.

Chadderton War Memorial

Remembrance events in Oldham

Published on Wednesday, 29th October 2014

Oldham Council is honouring the fallen on Sunday, November 9.

Cllr Jim McMahon and Mouchel Chief Executive, Grant Rumbles meet apprentices from Unity Partnership

Strength through Unity: Deal means better value for Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 28th October 2014

A renewed partnership between Oldham Council and Unity Partnership will see more employment opportunities and better value for money for local residents.

Brownridge,Barbara,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Don't get sharked

Published on Tuesday, 28th October 2014

Oldham Council is warning residents not to get bitten by a loan shark in the run up to Christmas.

Councillor Cath Ball.

Oldham Remembers: Stories from Conflicts

Published on Monday, 27th October 2014

Oldham Council is inviting residents to a poignant event at Oldham Library to commemorate the contribution local people have made to the war effort.

Parliament Square, Oldham

Parliament Square: New quality public space and restaurants for Oldham

Published on Monday, 27th October 2014

Oldham Town Centre is to get its first new high-quality public space in decades.

Road safety event by GMP at Piccadilly. Linked to Oldham's Winter Road Ready event on 01/11/14

Get road ready this winter at family event

Published on Monday, 27th October 2014

As the clocks go back cyclists and motorists can test their road skills and prepare their vehicles for winter at an awareness event in Oldham town centre.

Britain in Bloom - North west in Bloom wins 2014 at Alexandra PArk, Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives.

Oldham Council wins Best City at North West in Bloom

Published on Monday, 27th October 2014

Oldham has once again been crowned Best City at North West In Bloom - retaining our crown for the fifth year in a row.

The Big Bang fireworks display on Oldham Edge 2013

Oldham's Big Bang has the X-Factor for 2014

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Oldham’s hugely-popular civic bonfire is back for 2014 – and this year it’s got The X Factor.

John Hogan

Oldham Remembers Sergeant John Hogan 100 years on

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Oldham Council is set to commemorate the first man from the borough to be awarded a Victoria Cross in World War One - exactly 100 years since his outstanding act of bravery.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Plans approved to expand Propps Hall Primary School

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014

Work to boost the capacity of a Failsworth primary school has been given the green light by Oldham Council.