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Registered? Oldham residents asked to look out for letters

Published on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Oldham Council has been sending out letters to residents informing them whether they need to act to ensure they are still on the electoral register.

Tobacco seized by trading standards and sniffer dogs

Published on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

Oldham Council’s Trading Standards has enlisted the help of two four-legged friends in the fight against traders selling counterfeit or illegal tobacco.

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Council confirms new Saddleworth School site option

Published on Monday, 21st July 2014

Oldham Council is proposing a new site option for consideration in the project to deliver the new Saddleworth School.

Oldham Pride 2014: Our Heritage, Our Pride, Our Future

Published on Monday, 21st July 2014

It’s celebration time as Oldham Pride is marking its tenth year.

Jim McMahon

Football club sought to breathe new life into disused pitch

Published on Friday, 18th July 2014

Oldham Council is seeking bids from football clubs interested in helping to breathe new life into a disused area of land in Limehurst Village.

Revolution in the bedroom

Gallery Oldham: Revolution in the bedroom, war in the playground

Published on Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Gallery Oldham's latest exhibition gives visitors the chance to explore the early years of the digital revolution - when video gaming became accessible for the first time.

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Oldham's Flower Festival gets ready to bloom

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham town centre is set to bloom for the annual Flower Festival, as part of Bloom and Grow.

Councillor Jenny Harrison

Oldham serves up Great British Tennis Weekend treat

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Get your racquets out and enjoy smashing free-for-all tennis facilities across Oldham Council’s parks as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend (July 19-20).

Jim McMahon

Cabinet considers boost to Shaw and Lees independent traders

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham Council is to consider extending a pioneering scheme – supporting new and existing independent traders – into Shaw and Lees district centres.

Warning over stiffer fly tipping fines

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham Council is informing residents that anyone found guilty of fly tipping could face increased fines under new sentencing laws.

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Park & Ride capacity set to double at Shaw and Crompton

Published on Monday, 14th July 2014

Oldham Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have sealed a deal that should see the Shaw and Crompton Park & Ride facility double in capacity.

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Oldham primary schools' performance is surging ahead

Published on Wednesday, 09th July 2014

Oldham’s primary schools are celebrating record SATs results which show them surging ahead of national averages in the basics of English and maths.

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Council gives green light to new electric vehicles

Published on Tuesday, 08th July 2014

Oldham Council is taking delivery of seven new electric vehicles which will soon be in service across the borough.

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Ninth annual Oldham Vintage and Classic Car Show

Published on Tuesday, 08th July 2014

Oldham Town Centre is revving up for the return of the free annual Oldham Classic Car Show.

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Oldham Council - National Industrial Action - Thursday, July 10

Published on Monday, 07th July 2014

Oldham Council is working hard to mitigate the impact of national industrial action tacking place on Thursday.

Town centre parade to mark First World War

Published on Monday, 07th July 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to line the streets and be part of a Civic Procession and service to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I.

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Britain in Bloom: Oldham is growing for gold

Published on Thursday, 03rd July 2014

Oldham Council and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice are urging residents to support its closely knit campaign.

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Costly repair works force early closure of Crompton Pool

Published on Tuesday, 01st July 2014

Swimming facilities at Crompton Pool and Leisure Centre must close permanently due to spiralling repair costs at the ageing facility.

Jim McMahon

Foxdenton Lane/Broadway information released

Published on Tuesday, 01st July 2014

Oldham Council has now released all information requested by campaigners about the mixed use employment and housing development off Foxdenton Lane and Broadway.

Launch of Education and Skills Commission. Estelle Morris with Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader at Stoneleigh Academy

Estelle Morris: Oldham's "courage" in launching Education Commission

Published on Tuesday, 01st July 2014

Estelle Morris has hailed Oldham’s “courage” and vision in setting up a new Education and Skills Commission (OESC).

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Oldham to launch Education and Skills Commission

Published on Friday, 27th June 2014

Oldham is launching a new Education and Skills Commission to help raise local standards and aspirations so that every child can achieve their full potential.

Turn a big bill into a ‘Little Bill’

Published on Friday, 27th June 2014

Households across Oldham can apply for up to £7,000 to help slash the cost of their energy bills.

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Vote and show your appreciation for Alexandra Park

Published on Thursday, 26th June 2014

Oldham’s Alexandra Park has been shortlisted in the National Lottery Awards 2014 - an annual search to find the UK's favourite Lottery funded projects.

New pilot play area to open for families in Oldham Town Centre

Published on Thursday, 26th June 2014

Oldham Council is set to install a new pilot play area as part of plans to attract more families into the town centre.

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New Youth Mayor takes office in Oldham

Published on Thursday, 26th June 2014

Teenager Daisy Murphy has taken over the reins as Oldham’s Youth Mayor.

Velocity Patcher tackles Borough's potholes

Council to discuss infrastructure repairs

Published on Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Oldham Council is to discuss a major programme of works to repair roads, bridges and carriageways damaged by the severe wet weather that hit the borough last winter.

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Proposals to dispose of playing fields to be discussed

Published on Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Oldham Council is to discuss proposals that could help improve sporting provision for an independent school.

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Adopt North West - thanks for your overwhelming support

Published on Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Adopt North West – a collaboration between Oldham Council and 21 of the region’s local authorities – is thanking members of the public for their overwhelming support.

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Building work starts on new Oldham Sports Centre

Published on Monday, 23rd June 2014

Construction work is underway for the new £15million flagship leisure facility for Oldham town centre.

Councillor Susan Dearden.

Can you help make Oldham a dementia friendly community?

Published on Monday, 23rd June 2014

Residents, local businesses and services can have their say on how we can work together to make Oldham a friendlier community for people with dementia.