Latest press releases

Oldham Council Leader welcomes appointment of GM interim mayor

Jim McMahon

Published on Friday, 29th May 2015

The Leader of Oldham Council has welcomed today’s selection of Tony Lloyd as the interim mayor of Greater Manchester.

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Community group gets boost from council

Published on Friday, 29th May 2015

Oldham Council has helped secure the long-term future of a Chadderton residents’ club by transferring ownership of its premises to the community group.

Tandle Hill Peace marker

Tandle Hill peace marker given facelift

Published on Thursday, 28th May 2015

A granite marker stone that recognises the date Tandle Hill Park was gifted to the people of the borough has been refurbished.

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Garage owner prosecuted for clocking car

Published on Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a garage owner for selling a ‘clocked’ car to a member of the public.

Council helps tackle Russian organised crime gang

Published on Wednesday, 27th May 2015

Officers from Oldham Council have helped tackle a Russian organised crime gang – the first case of its kind in the country.

Proposals for new Saddleworth School revealed

Published on Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Plans for the proposed new Saddleworth School in Diggle have been revealed – with the public asked to give their views during a four-week consultation period.

Foster carers

Don't judge me for being a teenager. Foster me

Published on Tuesday, 26th May 2015

Oldham Council has launched a campaign to encourage residents to open up their homes to teenagers in the borough by becoming foster carers.

Flower beds at Chadderton Hall Park

Whit Friday Band contests will hit all the right notes

Published on Friday, 22nd May 2015

Thousands of people from across Oldham and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment at the famous Whit Friday band contests.

Oldham Civic Centre under construction

Oldham Council dusts off a Cold War relic

Published on Thursday, 21st May 2015

The Cold War may have thawed out many years ago but a new collection of images released by Oldham Council takes a step back in time to that period.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council, wins the 'Leader of the Year' award at the LgIU C'llr Awards

New Cabinet line-up for Oldham Council

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Oldham Council has appointed a new-look Cabinet to lead the Borough in 2015/6.


Oldham Council breaks own financial speed and accuracy benchmarks

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Oldham Council – the fastest public body to close its final accounts last year – has again beaten its own benchmark-setting yardstick in this field.

National focus on dementia in Oldham

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015

The head of the NHS in England has praised the outstanding dementia partnership work in Oldham.

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Enjoy bank holiday weekend fun with Festival Oldham

Published on Friday, 15th May 2015

Next weekend’s Festival Oldham is a free feast for the imagination.

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Oldham Council takes action over eyesore house

Published on Thursday, 14th May 2015

Oldham Council is taking action to bring a Derker house that has been a magnet for crime and anti-social behaviour back into use.

Season's Best

Gallery Oldham: Season's Best

Published on Wednesday, 13th May 2015

It is sometimes said that Oldham's weather allows you to experience all four seasons in one day.

Oldham Council to webcast Local Election results on Friday, May 8

Published on Wednesday, 06th May 2015

Oldham Council is set to webcast the results of its local elections live for the very first time.

Sylvia and David Patterson at their home for your use. Dementia awareness

Oldham hosts fun and supportive dementia awareness events

Published on Tuesday, 05th May 2015

Oldham Dementia Action Alliance is hosting an array of helpful, supportive and fun events during a month of vital dementia awareness.

Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester - appointment process confirmed

Published on Monday, 27th April 2015

Details of the appointment process for Greater Manchester’s interim mayor have been confirmed.

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National Living Wage for Oldham Council staff

Published on Wednesday, 22nd April 2015

Oldham Council’s lowest-paid staff are to get a new minimum salary based on the National Living Wage from this month.

The Mayor, Councillor Fida Hussain and the Mayoress Tanvir Hussain.

Council encourages residents to celebrate St George's Day

Published on Tuesday, 21st April 2015

Oldham Council is encouraging residents to take part in this year’s St George's Day celebrations.

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Send in your blooming great photos and you could win £200

Published on Friday, 17th April 2015

Oldham Council is encouraging residents to get snapping – and you could win £200 and have your work seen by thousands of residents across the borough.

Candidates for elections on Thursday, May 7

Published on Thursday, 09th April 2015

Nominations for candidates in next month's elections closed at 4pm today (April 9).

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Public notice withdrawn by Oldham Council

Published on Wednesday, 08th April 2015

Oldham Council has withdrawn a Public Notice that was recently issued.

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Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre hosts special Churchill exhibition

Published on Monday, 30th March 2015

To mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre is hosting an international touring exhibition.

New police post in Failsworth Town Hall

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

A new police post has been made available at Failsworth Town Hall thanks to strong partnership working with Oldham Council.

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Old Town Hall: New images and updates on flagship project

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council is releasing a gallery of stunning new images as part of its latest update on the progress of the flagship Old Town Hall development.

Shaw grant funding - business improvement grants: Councillor Jean Stretton, Cabinet Member for Town Centres, Culture and Tourism, meeting Stephen Hollingsworth, of Headmaster barbers in Shaw.

Shaw shops offered a facelift through funding boost

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Shops in Shaw are being revitalised through Oldham Council’s Business Improvement Grants.

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Future of eyesore mill site to be discussed

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council is set to agree proposals that could see the redevelopment of the Hartford Mill site.


Oldham Council in highways funding boost for Oldham Way and A62

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council has won a significant funding boost in its plans to deliver a major upgrade to parts of the A62 and Oldham Way.


Crackdown on rogue landlords and irresponsible tenants set to be phased in

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council is set to agree a phased approach for the introduction of its selective licensing scheme for private landlords.