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Public notice withdrawn by Oldham Council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Oldham Council has withdrawn a Public Notice that was recently issued.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

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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.

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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.

Oldham businesses can get Super Connected

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Businesses are being urged to act “superfast” and take advantage of a voucher broadband scheme from Oldham Council.

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Cabinet to discuss new three year housing strategy

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Oldham Council is set to approve the borough’s new three year Housing Strategy.

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Show you love where you live and clear up dog mess

Published on Wednesday, 25th March 2015

Oldham Council is urging dog walkers to ‘Love Failsworth’ and clear up after their four-legged friends.

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Moved house? Make sure you haven't lost your ability to vote

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Oldham residents who have moved house in the last 18 months are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote at the right address.

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New improved M60 signage for residents and lorry drivers

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Oldham Council has successfully worked with the Highways Agency (HA) to introduce better signage to help reduce the impact of heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) along a busy Chadderton route.

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Flooring firm gets Independent Quarter boost

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

A firm which is committed to providing local young people with employment opportunities has been awarded a grant from Oldham Council’s Independent Quarter fund.

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader (pictured right) with Mark Currie, Mantra Chief Executive at the Driver Shortage Crisis Forum. Warehouse to Wheels

Warehouse to Wheels geared up for logistics industry crisis

Published on Monday, 23rd March 2015

An innovative new scheme launched by Oldham Council to support people in warehouse work to get higher-paid jobs as drivers has been praised by industry leaders.

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Oldham Council set to announce Lancaster Club site developers

Published on Monday, 23rd March 2015

Oldham Council is set to announce the name of its preferred construction partner to redevelop the Lancaster Club site into a 21st century ‘Garden Suburb’.

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Get Oldham Working - new Royton restaurant serves up 25 jobs

Published on Friday, 20th March 2015

Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working team have dished up a full course of support for a new restaurant in Royton.

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Oldham Council Leader 'disappointed' by Budget

Published on Wednesday, 18th March 2015

The Leader of Oldham Council has responded to today’s Budget announcement by Chancellor George Osbourne.

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Show you love where you live and take part in Community Clear Up Day

Published on Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Oldham Council is taking part in Keep Britain Tidy’s ‘Community Clear Up Day’ – and we are urging residents to do their bit and get involved.

Get your skates on and get yourself down to Coalshaw Green Park

Published on Wednesday, 18th March 2015

Get your skates on and get down to the opening of a new state-of-the-art skate park in Chadderton.

Bar owner fined for licence breaches

Published on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a bar owner for breaching licensing laws following an investigation by the Licensing Department.

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You're hired! Get Oldham Working smashes 2,015 target

Published on Tuesday, 17th March 2015

Oldham Council and its partners are celebrating success after smashing an ambitious target to create 2,015 employment opportunities by the end of 2015.

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Sign up to pay your Council Tax by Direct Debit and you could win £300

Published on Friday, 13th March 2015

Oldham Council is giving residents a chance to win a share of £1,000.

Launch of A62 Failsworth corridor. Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, with Andy Taylor, TriFit Cycles owner

Businesses along "Gateway to Failsworth" receive funding boost

Published on Thursday, 12th March 2015

Oldham Council has unveiled a £100,000 package which will help new and existing independent traders along the A62 Failsworth corridor.

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Long-established business gets Independent Quarter backing

Published on Wednesday, 11th March 2015

Multi award-winning Tymbuktu Health and Beauty clinic - one of Yorkshire Street’s longest established businesses - is the latest to receive Independent Quarter funding from Oldham Council.