Latest press releases

Greaves Street reopens

Published on Tuesday, 06th December 2016

Oldham Council is informing motorists and pedestrians that Greaves Street in the town centre is now fully open to traffic.

Pioneering scheme Warm Homes Oldham has scooped another national accolade.

Warm Homes Oldham scoops national award

Published on Monday, 05th December 2016

Pioneering scheme Warm Homes Oldham has scooped another national accolade.

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger.

New gritter Nicole Saltslinger has X-Factor

Published on Friday, 02nd December 2016

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger.

Stage is set for new Oldham Coliseum in Cultural Quarter

Published on Friday, 02nd December 2016

Oldham is to build a new Coliseum Theatre in its budding Cultural Quarter after the plans were awarded a multi-million pound funding injection.

Oldham parks get life-saving defibrillators

Published on Thursday, 01st December 2016

Two of Oldham’s most popular parks are now even safer places to visit.

Brass Monkeys

Brass Monkeys is back - with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Why not enjoy some of the best brass bands around as you do your Christmas shopping in Oldham town centre this Saturday (December 3)?

Audi

Work progressing well on new £8m Audi dealership

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Work is progressing well on Oldham’s new £8m Audi dealership – which will create more than 80 new jobs.

Metrolink arrives in Shaw

Oldham and Rochdale Councils press case for Piccadilly link

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Oldham and Rochdale Councils have secured talks about a direct tram link to Manchester Piccadilly station.

Jean Stretton and Ross McGivern at Parliament SQ

Parliament Square welcomes new delicatessen and cafe

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

The latest tenant to move into Oldham town centre’s new public space at Parliament Square is opening its doors today (November 29).

Oldham volunteers measure tree benefits

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Volunteers working with Oldham Council and First Choice Homes Oldham have carried out the region’s first full and extensive examination of the benefits the borough’s trees bring.

Councillor Fida Hussain with Children from Copus Cristie.

Bikeability sessions are wheelie good news for Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Oldham Council has secured a Bikeability training grant of £334,807 from the Department of Transport to help deliver cycle training for primary school children in Oldham.

Students get skilled up

Published on Monday, 28th November 2016

A group of Oldham students has visited Europe’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event in Birmingham.

Oldham Council launches Tommy's Christmas Market Raffle

Published on Friday, 25th November 2016

Oldham Council is offering shoppers a fantastic opportunity to get their hands on some of this year’s most-wanted gifts in time for Christmas Day.

Prosecuted for blighting the borough

Published on Thursday, 24th November 2016

Oldham Council has carried out a number of successful prosecutions for littering and blighting the borough.

Cllr Stretton leader of Oldham Council

Marks & Spencer withdraws from Prince's Gate scheme

Published on Tuesday, 22nd November 2016

Marks & Spencer has announced it will not be taking up its option on new retail space at the Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps development.

Know your rights as a carer

Published on Friday, 18th November 2016

Oldham Council is supporting a UK-wide initiative to help local carers know their rights and find out how to get the support they are entitled to.

Access Oldham temporarily relocated

Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016

Services usually offered in Access Oldham have been temporarily relocated to the Lees Suite within the Civic Centre.

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader

Oldham Council to upgrade Whitebank Stadium

Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016

Oldham Council has been given planning permission to upgrade sporting facilities at Whitebank Stadium into some of the best in Oldham.

Gritter

Give newest addition to our gritter fleet a name

Published on Wednesday, 16th November 2016

Oldham Council has added a new gritter to its fleet – and we don’t want it to feel left out…

Christmas Lights Switch On, Oldham, Free event,

Britain's Got Talent Boogie Storm to Switch On Oldham's Christmas Lights

Published on Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Britain’s Got Talent’s dancing Stormtroopers, Boogie Storm, are the special guests at this year’s Christmas Lights Switch-On in Oldham town centre this Sunday (20 November).

Love where you live

Green Dividend Fund can make a difference to your area

Published on Tuesday, 15th November 2016

Oldham Council is helping residents in eight areas to improve their neighbourhoods and green spaces.

Cllr Stretton leader of Oldham Council

Council ready to help after Betta Living enters administration

Published on Monday, 14th November 2016

Oldham Council is on hand to assist any workers who may lose their jobs after retail firm Betta Living went into administration.

Don't lose your right to vote

Published on Monday, 14th November 2016

Oldham Council is urging residents to respond as it nears the end of the annual voter canvass for 2016.

Bridge over the ticino by jmw turner painted

Watercolours from the Lees Collection at Gallery Oldham

Published on Friday, 11th November 2016

A new exhibition at Gallery Oldham gives visitors a chance to see an important collection of paintings displayed in its entirety for the first time in several years.

Oldham, Reindeer Parade

Oldham town centre welcomes Santa and his Real Reindeers

Published on Thursday, 10th November 2016

Oldham Town Centre will welcome Santa and his team of real reindeers this Saturday (November 12).

Remembrance Sunday

Oldham Council is honouring the fallen on Sunday, November 13

Published on Wednesday, 09th November 2016

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.

Oldham residents to be affected by Benefit Cap

Published on Friday, 04th November 2016

Oldham Council has warned that as many as 700 local residents could be hit financially by the Government’s new Benefit Cap.

Gritting

Oldham Council - prepared for winter disruption

Published on Wednesday, 02nd November 2016

Oldham Council’s plans to keep the borough moving over the coming winter months are well underway.

Bonfire

Bonfire is ready to make another Big Bang

Published on Tuesday, 01st November 2016

Oldham Council can confirm the final arrangements and running order for families attending ‘The Big Bang’ bonfire at Oldham Edge.

Bloom and Grow Winner 2016

Oldham Triumphs again and takes best city award at North West in Bloom 2016

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016

Oldham has dug deep to retain its title of Best City* at the prestigious North West in Bloom competition.