Latest press releases

Oldham's Spanish Civil War Memorial set to be unveiled


Published on Tuesday, 22nd April 2014

A memorial to remember and honour ten Oldham heroes who fought in the Spanish Civil War is set to be unveiled at a special commemoration ceremony on Saturday, April 26.

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Oldham Council urges residents to register to vote

Published on Thursday, 17th April 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to ensure they are registered to take part in the European and Local Elections which are taking place on Thursday, May 22.

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Residents failed to clean up after themselves

Published on Wednesday, 16th April 2014

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a number of residents for breaching environmental laws.

Steven Mair, Treasurer, Oldham Council

Borough Treasurer to leave Oldham Council

Published on Tuesday, 15th April 2014

Steven Mair is to leave his post as Borough Treasurer at Oldham Council this summer.

Projection on Oldham’s Old Town Hall of Ruth Campbell, who was one of the first magistrates to serve at the courts within the town hall - as part of 'History Building Futures' art project.

'History Building Futures' - An artwork celebrating Old Town Hall's heritage

Published on Friday, 11th April 2014

It’s ‘lights, camera, action’ at Oldham’s Old Town Hall – as the public takes a trip down memory lane about the historic civic landmark.

Cllr Jean Stretton

New housing and employment scheme for Limehurst Village

Published on Friday, 11th April 2014

Oldham Council is to dispose of surplus land in Limehurst Village to provide a range of new high-quality homes and employment opportunities for local residents.

Jim McMahon

Council to discuss release of land to promote high quality housing

Published on Friday, 11th April 2014

Oldham Council is proposing to take a ‘once in a generation opportunity’ which would mean a significant amount of new high quality houses and neighbourhoods could be built across the borough.

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Work starts on new pedestrian signage for Oldham town centre

Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014

Oldham Council is currently enhancing Oldham town centre with a £230,000 boost to its pedestrian signage.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Oldham sees 24 per cent fall in 16-18-year-old NEETs

Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014

Oldham has seen a significant drop in the number of NEETs – young people not in education, employment or training – in the 16-18 age group.

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Council prosecutes two for breaking the law

Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted two people for breaches of legislation designed to protect residents.


New M60 signage will be better for residents and lorry drivers

Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014

Oldham Council is working with the Highways Agency (HA) in a bid to reduce the impact of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) using Broadway as a shortcut to industrial estates.

Abdul Jabbar

Oldham Council commits to tackling climate change

Published on Thursday, 10th April 2014

Oldham Council is pledging to get green and save residents money through a new campaign.

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Council unveils Garden Suburb vision for Lancaster Club site

Published on Wednesday, 09th April 2014

Oldham Council is unveiling an exciting vision to redevelop the Lancaster Club site as a 21st century ‘Garden Suburb’.

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First independent traders awarded grant from £1m pot

Published on Wednesday, 09th April 2014

Oldham Council has awarded the first-ever grant from its £1 million investment fund designed to attract traders to the town centre's new Independent Quarter.

Shoppers can take advantage of Oldham's 'Super Saver Week'

Published on Wednesday, 09th April 2014

Oldham town centre businesses and organisations are uniting in a ‘Super Saver Week’ from Saturday, April 12 to Saturday, April 19.

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Oldham's co-operative housing offer launched

Published on Wednesday, 09th April 2014

Oldham Council and Oldham Housing Investment Partnership (OHIP) are launching an offer which sets out their vision of building a co-operative borough.

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St Mary's development wins another award

Published on Wednesday, 09th April 2014

The Oldham Council-backed project to regenerate St Mary’s has won another prestigious award.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton and Matthew Milburn at the Diggle site

Saddleworth School: Legals done - design work set to start

Published on Tuesday, 08th April 2014

Oldham Council has now signed final legal agreements with partners to deliver the proposed new Saddleworth School at Diggle.

Neil Joy, Latics’ Chief Executive with Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, and Simon Corney, Latics’ Chairman in front of the new North Stand.

Oldham Athletic: Council leader hails North Stand steel

Published on Tuesday, 08th April 2014

Oldham Athletic’s stadium regeneration is taking shape with the first steelwork now firmly in place on the Oldham Council-backed scheme.

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Town centre Team Shop set to open

Published on Tuesday, 08th April 2014

Oldham Council is opening an access point for existing and new businesses to find out more about opportunities and projects in the town centre - as well as services and help

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Environmental health officer discovers gas problem during inspection

Published on Tuesday, 08th April 2014

Oldham Council has prosecuted a takeaway after poor standards of hygiene and a dangerous gas situation were discovered at the premises.

Cllr Shoab Akhtar

Free town centre car parking offer is extended for another year

Published on Monday, 07th April 2014

Oldham Council is doing its bit to help residents and businesses by extending its free weekend car parking offer in Oldham town centre.

Launch of Chill out snack chat club at Sahw Youth Centre

Young people benefit with new education club

Published on Friday, 04th April 2014

Shaw Youth Centre has been awarded £3,000 to set up an after school homework club – the Chill Chat Snack Group.

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Bloom and Grow goes for Gold

Published on Friday, 04th April 2014

Oldham Council is pleased to announce the route which will be at the forefront of the borough’s bid to win Best City* at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition.

Cllr Dave Hibbert

Free family fun day to mark new look Berriesfield Park

Published on Thursday, 03rd April 2014

Oldham Council is delighted to announce the grand reopening of Berriesfield Park after more than £80,000 was spent breathing new life into the green space.

Cllr Abdul Jabbar

Government changes the way arrears are collected

Published on Wednesday, 02nd April 2014

New legislation is set to change the way enforcement agents collect Council Tax and Non-Domestic Rate arrears on behalf of Oldham Council.

Council set to Get Oldham Growing

Published on Tuesday, 01st April 2014

Get Oldham Growing – a new initiative to promote how growing food helps the health of your diet, wellbeing and bank balance – is set to launch on Friday, April 4.

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Decrease in alcohol related deaths in Oldham

Published on Monday, 31st March 2014

Alcohol-related deaths in Oldham have decreased by a third since 2004, according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics.


Shaw crossing: Have your say

Published on Friday, 28th March 2014

Oldham Council is encouraging people to have their say on the options being considered for the redesign of the Crompton Way Zebra crossing and junction at Milnrow Road/Linney Lane in Shaw.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Cabinet set to discuss primary school expansion plans

Published on Wednesday, 26th March 2014

A new primary school and more school places could in the pipeline for the borough.