Latest press releases

GET OLDHAM WORKING MOVE IS GOOD NEWS FOR JOBSEEKERS

Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working (GOW) programme is making it even easier for residents to access employment opportunities.

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016

Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working (GOW) programme is making it even easier for residents to access employment opportunities.

OLDHAM PUPILS CONGRATULATED ON GCSE SUCCESS

Published on Thursday, 25th August 2016

Oldham is celebrating an improvement in pupils achieving five A*-C GCSE grades.

Oldham heritage and history celebrated

Published on Wednesday, 24th August 2016

Oldham Council is inviting residents to celebrate the borough’s heritage and history at a number of events.

Oldham joins Sustainable Food Cities Network

Published on Wednesday, 24th August 2016

Oldham is the latest area to join the UK-wide Sustainable Food Cities Network.

Victoria Street Pocket Park redeveloped into a community growing space

Published on Tuesday, 23rd August 2016

A Small park in Chadderton has been transformed into a community growing space for local residents.

Cabinet approves Education Provision Strategy

Published on Monday, 22nd August 2016

Oldham Council is committed to ensuring every young person in the borough has access to the right school.

More staff to help when you need it most

Published on Friday, 19th August 2016

More Oldham Council staff will be available to help residents at key periods thanks to a change in working times.

OLDHAM SEES A-LEVEL IMPROVEMENTS ACROSS THE BOARD

Published on Thursday, 18th August 2016

Oldham is celebrating improvements across the board at A-Level.

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Flytipper fined folowing airport arrest

Published on Tuesday, 16th August 2016

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a flytipper after he was arrested at Manchester Airport.

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Oldham Council demolishes building to protect the public

Published on Friday, 12th August 2016

Oldham Council has moved swiftly to demolish a privately-owned building because of a serious threat to public safety in the town centre.

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Old Town Hall: the 'perfect location' for Loungers

Published on Friday, 12th August 2016

Oldham Council is announcing a high-quality new tenant that is coming to the flagship Old Town Hall development because of its "perfect location".

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Sir Norman Stoller donates £50,000 to help borough's young people

Published on Thursday, 11th August 2016

More community groups and organisations are set to benefit from Oldham Youth Council’s Kerrching Youth Opportunity Fund – thanks to the generosity of Sir Norman Stoller.

Fun day event to celebrate community woodland in Failsworth

Published on Thursday, 04th August 2016

OLDHAM Council has teamed-up with Manchester City Council to develop a vibrant community woodland on the doorstep of Failsworth residents.

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New litter bins to keep town centre clean and help recycling rates

Published on Thursday, 04th August 2016

Oldham Council is set to introduce ‘recycling on the go’ in Oldham Town Centre – making it even easier for residents to go green.

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Appeal after park break in

Published on Tuesday, 02nd August 2016

Oldham Council is appealing for information following the theft of gardening equipment worth several thousand pounds from Alexandra Park.

Important changes to Housing Benefit rules

Published on Wednesday, 27th July 2016

Oldham Council is warning Housing Benefit claimants who travel overseas for long periods they could lose out on crucial support payments if they fail to follow new Government rules.

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More Green Flag success for two of our parks

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.

Bloom and Grow

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.