Latest press releases

Pupils prove their salt with gritter names

Gritter

Published on Tuesday, 27th January 2015

Primary school children have shown true grit and come up with some imaginative names for Oldham Council’s fleet of gritters.

Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps: Park & Ride plans progressing

Published on Tuesday, 27th January 2015

Plans to deliver the first stage of the Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development – a replacement Park and Ride facility – are advancing.

Northplanet

Northplanet move into Oldham's Independent Quarter

Published on Monday, 26th January 2015

Oldham’s Independent Quarter is enjoying a good start to the year thanks to the news that another business has been attracted to the area.

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Old Town Hall scheme to boost Oldham town centre economy

Published on Thursday, 22nd January 2015

Oldham town centre is set for a major economic stimulus in the shape of new jobs, spending and visitors from the flagship Old Town Hall regeneration project.

Cllr Dave Hibbert with new council houses

Sign up to council's self-build register

Published on Thursday, 22nd January 2015

Oldham Council is urging residents who are interested in building their own homes to sign up to our new online register.

Oldham to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Tuesday, 20th January 2015

Oldham will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with an event at Oldham Academy North.

Manchester Street footbridge to be demolished

Published on Monday, 19th January 2015

Oldham Council is to start demolishing Manchester Street footbridge.

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We want your views on proposed developments levy

Published on Monday, 19th January 2015

Oldham Council is seeking the views of residents on proposals to introduce a charge for new developments being built in the area.

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More savings expected in 2016/17

Published on Friday, 16th January 2015

Oldham Council expects it will have to find an additional £4.4 million of savings from its budget for 2016/17.

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Preferred site for Saddleworth School confirmed

Published on Friday, 16th January 2015

Work on a feasibility study to identify and review the options to address the significant condition need at Saddleworth Secondary School is now complete.

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Council prosecutes landlord for putting lives at risk

Published on Thursday, 15th January 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a private landlord for failing to ensure his properties were safe to live in.

Councillor Jenny Harrison with a picture of her late husband, Councillor Philip Harrison at a commemorative event which saw Th eLink Centre's function suite renamed in his honour

Lasting tribute to Councillor Philip Harrison at the Link Centre

Published on Friday, 09th January 2015

A lasting tribute has been unveiled to remember local health and wellbeing champion, Councillor Philip Harrison.

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Oldham Council: Leader statement re Oldham Athletic decision

Published on Thursday, 08th January 2015

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, said: “I understand Oldham Athletic’s move to sign Ched Evans is off.”

Get Oldham Growing

Grants will 'Get Oldham Growing'

Published on Thursday, 08th January 2015

Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Growing initiative has awarded five community groups with funding so they can help residents to live healthier lives.

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Council successfully obtains Criminal Behaviour Order against burglar

Published on Tuesday, 06th January 2015

A burglar has been banned from riding a pedal bike under the terms of a Criminal Behaviour Order (CBO) successfully obtained by Oldham Council.

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Leader of Oldham Council responds to Ched Evans speculation

Published on Monday, 05th January 2015

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, said: “I’ve been asked by several media outlets and residents to comment on speculation about Ched Evans.

New year, new challenge? Foster a teenager

Published on Monday, 05th January 2015

Oldham Council is asking residents to make a new year’s resolution that will change a teenager’s life – become a foster carer.

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Dangerous Christmas lights discovered by Trading Standards

Published on Tuesday, 23rd December 2014

Oldham Council’s Trading Standards team have stopped the sale of thousands of potentially dangerous Christmas lights.

Dementia Friends session

Oldham unites on a grand scale to help those with dementia

Published on Tuesday, 23rd December 2014

Oldham has overwhelmingly supported a campaign to help people live well with dementia.

AGMA meeting signing of armed forces covenant

Greater Manchester councils unite to support our armed forces

Published on Monday, 22nd December 2014

Greater Manchester’s ten councils have united to sign a major agreement to put armed forces personnel and veterans at the heart of public services.

Foodbank

Council leader and chief executive donate to Oldham Foodbank

Published on Thursday, 18th December 2014

Oldham Council’s Leader and Chief Executive have donated £350 to Oldham Foodbank.

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You can 'do your bit' this festive season

Published on Thursday, 18th December 2014

Oldham Council is encouraging people ‘to do their bit’ and make sure vulnerable and elderly members of the community are safe and sound ahead of the festive period.

Jim McMahon and Willmott Dixon's Anthony Dillon, MD Northern, at Steel Signing ceremony at Oldham sports centre

New Oldham sports centre shows its metal

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Work is progressing well on Oldham town centre’s multi-million pound leisure facility.

Sniffer dogs

Four legged friends sniff out tobacco haul

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Oldham Council’s Trading Standards team has made its biggest ever single seizure of illegal or counterfeit tobacco – thanks to two four-legged crime fighters.

Street cleaner

More staff to clean up our streets

Published on Wednesday, 17th December 2014

Oldham Council has employed 10 extra street cleaners to keep our roads and pavements clear of litter and waste.

Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps development - M&S signed

Signed, sealed and delivered: M&S gift-wrapped for Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 16th December 2014

Oldham Council and Marks & Spencer (M&S) have today signed on the dotted line in a deal that confirms the retail giant is coming to town.

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Council supports Oldham Foodbank at Christmas

Published on Tuesday, 16th December 2014

Oldham Council staff and councillors have donated hundreds of kilograms of food to Oldham Foodbank to help families who are are struggling to afford the basic necessities.

New coliseum and Heritage centre

New vision for Oldham's Coliseum Theatre and Heritage Centre

Published on Tuesday, 16th December 2014

The latest vision for a new Oldham Coliseum and Heritage Centre is unveiled today ahead of the submission of a planning application.

Victorian weekend

A Victorian Christmas shopping treat

Published on Monday, 15th December 2014

Christmas shoppers will take a step back in time when the free Victorian Christmas Weekend returns to Oldham town centre on Saturday and Sunday (December 20 and 21).

Christmas closure

Christmas and New Year closure arrangements confirmed by Oldham Council

Published on Friday, 12th December 2014

Oldham Council is publicising details of restricted services over Christmas and the New Year.