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

Press releases

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.

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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.

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Oldham hosts peace conference

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014

Oldham Council has hosted a summit looking at how residents can help those suffering through conflict and prevent war damaging community relations in Britain.

Public Health

Keep your children safe from alcohol

Published on Friday, 17th October 2014

Oldham Council and partners are backing a regional campaign “Let’s Look again at Alcohol” to protect more young people from alcohol.

Bloom and Grow 2014

Oldham triumphs again and takes Best City Award at Britain in Bloom 2014

Published on Friday, 17th October 2014

Oldham has scooped gold and the title of Best City* at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition.

Councillor Fida Hussain, Mayor of Oldham and his wife Tanvir.
Stoptober case study

Stoptober - Mayor of Oldham's story

Published on Thursday, 16th October 2014

A large number of local residents are taking on Stoptober this month to quit smoking. They may take inspiration from Oldham’s first citizen.

Photo of Royton Town Centre

New owners of Royton Precinct boost regeneration proposals

Published on Thursday, 16th October 2014

Oldham Council’s redevelopment plans for Royton town centre have received a boost after the precinct was bought by new owners.

Anir Hussain

New centre is a smash hit

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014

A new community centre opened by Oldham Council is proving a smash hit with residents.

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Chadderton Secure Homes Project helps to cut burglaries

Published on Tuesday, 14th October 2014

Oldham Council is ensuring Chadderton residents do not become repeat burglary victims due to co-operative working with Greater Manchester Police.

Get Oldham Working: #GOW60min and boost for jobseekers

Published on Tuesday, 14th October 2014

A new campaign to give jobseekers a boost is taking shape in Oldham.

Make a difference during Local Democracy Week

Published on Monday, 13th October 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to make a difference to their borough as part of Local Democracy Week.

Oldham Athletic backs Stoptober campaign

Published on Wednesday, 08th October 2014

Oldham’s Stop Smoking Service has teamed up with Oldham Athletic to encourage people to kick their smoking habit as part of Stoptober.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Funding set to boost first Shaw and Lees traders

Published on Tuesday, 07th October 2014

Oldham Council’s scheme to support new and existing independent traders in Shaw and Lees district centres could soon start paying dividends.

Jim and Guy Barlow

The Grapes Hotel returns to Oldham's Independent Quarter

Published on Friday, 03rd October 2014

A familiar name from years gone by is set to make a return to Oldham’s Independent Quarter.

Cllr Abdul Jabbar

Council consults with staff over budget proposals for 2015/16

Published on Thursday, 02nd October 2014

Oldham Council has begun formal discussions with staff and trade unions on proposals to make an estimated £35 million in budget savings during 2015/16.

Warm Homes Oldham

Warm Homes Oldham makes a real difference to the lives of residents

Published on Thursday, 02nd October 2014

The successes of Warm Homes Oldham have been celebrated at an event to launch this winter’s scheme.

Cllr Dave Hibbert

Work complete on Milnrow Road junction

Published on Wednesday, 01st October 2014

Oldham Council has completed work installing new traffic control measures on a Shaw road junction.

Councillor Arooj Shah.

Do it online: It's quick, safe and flexible

Published on Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Oldham Council has launched new online forms to provide residents with a quicker, efficient and cost-effective service.

New Bridge School

Contractors chosen for new special school

Published on Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Oldham Council and sponsors New Bridge School are pleased to announce contractors Extraspace Solutions (UK) ltd has been chosen to build the borough’s new £6.25m special school.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Have your say on £120,000 planned investment in Shaw Market

Published on Friday, 26th September 2014

Residents and traders are being asked to have their say on Oldham Council’s plans to invest £120,000 in Shaw Market and help the district thrive.