Latest press releases

Oldham Council celebrates achievements of cared-for children

Published on Thursday, 20th April 2017

Over 300 cared-for children and young people were nominated for an award at Oldham Council’s annual Stars in Our Eyes event.

An Oldham Council care and support provider has recognised an outstanding employee for taking it upon himself to help local disadvantaged people into work.

Care and support staff who go the extra mile

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017

An Oldham Council care and support provider has recognised an outstanding employee for taking it upon himself to help local disadvantaged people into work.

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Oldham Council wants you to get involved in National Gardening Week

Published on Friday, 07th April 2017

As part of this year’s Bloom and Grow campaign Oldham Council is encouraging residents to get their hands mucky in National Gardening Week.

Oldham’s Bookmark Festival is returning this month for a weeklong celebration of all things book related.

Oldham's Bookmark Festival returns this April

Published on Wednesday, 05th April 2017

Oldham’s Bookmark Festival is returning this month for a weeklong celebration of all things book related.

Landlords prosecuted in housing improvement push

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council has prosecuted a number of landlords in a push to improve the standard of housing across the borough.

Free cooking classes to prevent diabetes

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council is delivering free healthy cooking classes to help residents reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

Apprenticeship scheme launch

Oldham Council and Oldham College launch ground breaking horticultural apprenticeship scheme

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council and Oldham College are launching a ground breaking apprenticeship scheme which has its roots firmly in the borough.

Tommy’s Market Raffle

Tommy's market raffle returns for Easter

Published on Monday, 03rd April 2017

Oldham Council is offering shoppers another opportunity to get their hands on some amazing prizes as Tommy’s Market Raffle returns this Easter.

Oldham Council and the Town Centre Business Partnership are inviting residents to Parliament Square for the annual Easter-themed event, Spring into Oldham.

Spring into Oldham returns for Easter

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017

Oldham Council and the Town Centre Business Partnership are inviting residents to Parliament Square for the annual Easter-themed event, Spring into Oldham.

Oldham Council is developing a recipe for success using innovation to create a sustainable local food chain.

Oldham Council hungry to help local food chain

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017

Oldham Council is developing a recipe for success using innovation to create a sustainable local food chain.

New Year New you healthy selfie winner

Getting Oldham active in 2017

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017

To mark the start of 2017 Oldham Council asked residents to share their “healthy selfies” – and we’ve picked our favourite.

Oldham Health and Wellbeing Board is committed more than ever to reducing smoking levels in the borough after signing the NHS statement of support for tobacco control.

Oldham's Health and Wellbeing Board signs NHS statement of support for tobacco control

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017

Oldham Health and Wellbeing Board is committed more than ever to reducing smoking levels in the borough after signing the NHS statement of support for tobacco control.

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Royton restaurant after inspectors found an uncontrolled cockroach infestation and poor cleaning standards.

Royton restaurant fined £12,000 for food hygiene breaches

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Royton restaurant after inspectors found an uncontrolled cockroach infestation and poor cleaning standards.

Oldham Council has been helping residents to go green and supporting them to gain new skills – increasing their chances of gaining employment.

Unemployed residents gain new green skills

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Oldham Council has been helping residents to go green and supporting them to gain new skills – increasing their chances of gaining employment.

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Oldham Council to launch new traditional market in Chadderton

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Oldham Council is launching a new traditional market in the heart of Chadderton on Wednesday 5 April.

Oldham Council strengthens social care workforce

Published on Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Oldham Council is working in collaboration with charity Frontline to develop social workers to help improve the lives of vulnerable children.

Death of Royton North councillor Tony Larkin

Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

It is with great sadness that Oldham Council announces the passing of long-serving Royton North councillor, Tony Larkin.

Oldham, Beer Festival

Oldham's 'hop'tastic beer festival returns this month

Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

Oldham’s annual Beer Festival is back for its 29th year and we’re encouraging everyone to sample the amazing range of popular brews on offer at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

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New vision for Oldham Coliseum Theatre in Cultural Quarter

Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

The latest vision for the new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is being released today ahead of the submission of a planning application.

Registration reminder as Mayoral Election countdown commences

Published on Friday, 24th March 2017

The official countdown to the election to choose the first ever Greater Manchester Mayor has begun

Oldham Council warns residents to prepare for Universal Credit rollout

Published on Friday, 24th March 2017

Oldham Council has warned benefit claimants to prepare for the Government’s rollout of Universal Credit.

Pay your Council Tax by direct debit and you could win a share of £1,000

Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Oldham Council is giving residents a chance to win a share of £1,000.

30 hours free childcare - parent survey

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Oldham Council is seeking the views of parents/carers of children aged four years and under about the introduction of 30 hours free childcare in the borough.

Oldham Council extends support for care leavers

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Oldham Council is set to increase support for young people leaving the care system by making them exempt from Council Tax.

Autism Awareness Week 2017

Published on Monday, 20th March 2017

Oldham Council is working to increase awareness and understanding of autism across the borough.

Oldham Library to host first-ever digital fest

Oldham Library to host first-ever digital festival

Published on Monday, 20th March 2017

Oldham is to host its first-ever Digital Festival to improve resident's digital skills with hands-on advice, workshops and tips to help you get on in work and life.

Man Airport jobs fair

Residents Check in to Manchester Airport Jobs Fair

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017

More than 200 Oldham residents attended the Get Oldham Working Jobs Fair arranged in conjunction with Manchester Airport and Airport Academy.

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Oldham Council to lead new european community energy project

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017

Oldham Council has welcomed visitors from across Europe ahead of the start of a new project to help develop community energy schemes.

Gallery Oldham announces "The Oldham Open 2017"

Published on Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Gallery Oldham is inviting local artists to submit work to the ever popular ‘Oldham Open’.

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader

Demolition of gas holder could speed up regeneration, council to hear

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

Oldham Council is to discuss proposals to demolish the redundant gas holder at Hollinwood Junction – paving the way for regeneration and job creation.