Latest press releases

Old Town Hall: New images and updates on flagship project

Oldham Old Town Hall

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council is releasing a gallery of stunning new images as part of its latest update on the progress of the flagship Old Town Hall development.

New police post in Failsworth Town Hall

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

A new police post has been made available at Failsworth Town Hall thanks to strong partnership working with Oldham Council.

Shaw grant funding - business improvement grants: Councillor Jean Stretton, Cabinet Member for Town Centres, Culture and Tourism, meeting Stephen Hollingsworth, of Headmaster barbers in Shaw.

Shaw shops offered a facelift through funding boost

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Shops in Shaw are being revitalised through Oldham Council’s Business Improvement Grants.

Hartford Mill

Future of eyesore mill site to be discussed

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council is set to agree proposals that could see the redevelopment of the Hartford Mill site.

Hibbert,David,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Oldham Council in highways funding boost for Oldham Way and A62

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council has won a significant funding boost in its plans to deliver a major upgrade to parts of the A62 and Oldham Way.

Hibbert,David,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Crackdown on rogue landlords and irresponsible tenants set to be phased in

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council is set to agree a phased approach for the introduction of its selective licensing scheme for private landlords.

Oldham businesses can get Super Connected

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Businesses are being urged to act “superfast” and take advantage of a voucher broadband scheme from Oldham Council.

Hibbert,David,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Cabinet to discuss new three year housing strategy

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Oldham Council is set to approve the borough’s new three year Housing Strategy.

Dog mess clear up

Show you love where you live and clear up dog mess

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Oldham Council is urging dog walkers to ‘Love Failsworth’ and clear up after their four-legged friends.

Council chamber

Moved house? Make sure you haven't lost your ability to vote

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Oldham residents who have moved house in the last 18 months are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote at the right address.

Cllr Dave Hibbert

New improved M60 signage for residents and lorry drivers

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Oldham Council has successfully worked with the Highways Agency (HA) to introduce better signage to help reduce the impact of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) along a busy Chadderton route.

John Abbott flooring

Flooring firm gets Independent Quarter boost

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

A firm which is committed to providing local young people with employment opportunities has been awarded a grant from Oldham Council’s Independent Quarter fund.

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader (pictured right) with Mark Currie, Mantra Chief Executive at the Driver Shortage Crisis Forum. Warehouse to Wheels

Warehouse to Wheels geared up for logistics industry crisis

Published on Monday, 23rd March 2015

An innovative new scheme launched by Oldham Council to support people in warehouse work to get higher-paid jobs as drivers has been praised by industry leaders.

Lancaster Club, Failsworth

Oldham Council set to announce Lancaster Club site developers

Published on Monday, 23rd March 2015

Oldham Council is set to announce the name of its preferred construction partner to redevelop the Lancaster Club site into a 21st century ‘Garden Suburb’.

Juan Eslava, owner of Mio Zio - Get Oldham Working

Get Oldham Working - new Royton restaurant serves up 25 jobs

Published on Friday, 20th March 2015

Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working team have dished up a full course of support for a new restaurant in Royton.

Jim McMahon

Oldham Council Leader 'disappointed' by Budget

Published on Wednesday, 18th March 2015

The Leader of Oldham Council has responded to today’s Budget announcement by Chancellor George Osbourne.

Coldhurst clear up

Show you love where you live and take part in Community Clear Up Day

Published on Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Oldham Council is taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Community Clear Up Day’ – and we are urging residents to do their bit and get involved.

Get your skates on and get yourself down to Coalshaw Green Park

Published on Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Get your skates on and get down to the opening of a new state-of-the-art skate park in Chadderton.

Bar owner fined for licence breaches

Published on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a bar owner for breaching licensing laws following an investigation by the Licensing Department.

Get Oldham Working

You're hired! Get Oldham Working smashes 2,015 target

Published on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Oldham Council and its partners are celebrating success after smashing an ambitious target to create 2,015 employment opportunities by the end of 2015.

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Sign up to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit and you could win £300

Published on Friday, 13th March 2015

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

Launch of A62 Failsworth corridor. Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, with Andy Taylor, TriFit Cycles owner

Businesses along "Gateway to Failsworth" receive funding boost

Published on Thursday, 12th March 2015

Oldham Council has unveiled a £100,000 package which will help new and existing independent traders along the A62 Failsworth corridor.

Tymbuktu

Long-established business gets Independent Quarter backing

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Multi award-winning Tymbuktu Health and Beauty clinic - one of Yorkshire Street’s longest established businesses - is the latest to receive Independent Quarter funding from Oldham Council.

Confiscated goods

Oldham Council gives confiscated goods worth £45,000 to charity

Published on Tuesday, 10th March 2015

Oldham Council's Trading Standards team has donated fake goods with an estimated street value of more than £45,000 to charity.

Primrose Bank Centre

Council celebrates opening of The Primrose Bank Centre

Published on Monday, 09th March 2015

Oldham Council has officially unveiled a new community centre on Primrose Bank.

Council supports 75 Engineer Regiment open day

Published on Friday, 06th March 2015

Oldham Council is proud to support an open day being held by the 75 Engineer Regiment 202 Field Squadron – holders of the title Honorary Freedom of the Borough.

Get Oldham Growing

Join in 'Clean & Grow' in Failsworth

Published on Wednesday, 04th March 2015

Oldham Council and Groundwork are encouraging Failsworth residents to take part in a day of action to prepare the ground for a new community growing space.

Roger McGough

Oldham's Bookmark Festival returns

Published on Tuesday, 03rd March 2015

Oldham Council and residents have two reasons to celebrate – the Bookmark Festival is back and we’ve also been awarded £138,000 to upgrade Oldham Library.

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

Council leader hails £6bn health and social care deal for Greater Manchester

Published on Friday, 27th February 2015

The Leader of Oldham Council has hailed today’s ground-breaking announcement of plans to bring together health and social care budgets worth £6 billion as “a major step forward” for Greater Manchester

Solar flowers

Solar flowers exhibition at Gallery Oldham

Published on Friday, 27th February 2015

Gallery Oldham's next exhibition features artwork powered by the sun.