Latest press releases

EU Referendum: Busy day expecting at Polling Stations on Thursday, June 23

Published on Wednesday, 22nd June 2016

Oldham Council is reminding residents wishing to vote in tomorrow’s EU Referendum to ensure they plan where and when they will cast their vote.

Proposals for Changes to Waste Collection Service

Published on Friday, 17th June 2016

Oldham Council is set to consider plans to boost recycling rates and save money with changes to how rubbish and recycling is collected across the borough.

Darren Jones

Director of Economic Development to leave Oldham Council

Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016

Oldham Council’s Director of Economic Development is leaving after six years at the local authority.

Oldham Museum

History in the making: Oldham Heritage and Arts Centre funding complete

Published on Thursday, 16th June 2016

Oldham Council’s plans to build a new Heritage and Arts Centre have been given the green light after the project was handed a vital double injection of funding.

Owl for Oldham

Gallery Oldham: Latest exhibition has everything covered

Published on Monday, 13th June 2016

‘Alphabet’ is the latest family friendly exhibition to open at Gallery Oldham.

Dr Carolyn Wilkins OBE

Royal appointment for Dr Carolyn Wilkins

Published on Friday, 10th June 2016

Dr Carolyn Wilkins has been made an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Council to bring two playing fields back into use

Published on Thursday, 09th June 2016

Oldham Council is to bring two sports pitches back into use so they can be used by the whole community.

Battle of the Somme

Oldham to mark 100 years since Battle of the Somme

Published on Wednesday, 08th June 2016

Oldham is set to host a number of events and activities to mark 100 years since the start of the one of bloodiest episodes in military history – the Battle of the Somme.

Residents clean-up Hathershaw

Published on Tuesday, 07th June 2016

Hathershaw residents have been doing their bit and taking part in a community clean-up.

New MUGA play area

New multi-use games area to open in Coalshaw Green Park

Published on Monday, 06th June 2016

A new multi-use games area, providing enhanced sporting facilities at Coalshaw Green Park, will be opening later this month


Tobacco haul goes up in flames

Published on Wednesday, 01st June 2016

Oldham Council is making sure criminals who think they can make a fast buck are seeing their pipe dreams go up in flames.

Love Your Local Market

Oldham Council celebrates 'Love Your Local Market'

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016

Oldham Council is supporting ‘Love Your Local Market’ for the fourth year in a row with a series of activities and promotions.

Gallery Oldham

Gallery Oldham: be part of the latest exhibition

Published on Wednesday, 25th May 2016

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition allows visitors to join in the fun and actually be part of it.

Festival Oldham

Bank holiday weekend fun at Festival Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 24th May 2016

The Bank Holiday weekend nearly is upon us and that can mean only one thing – it’s time for Festival Oldham.

School catering team

BOOM! Oldham Council scoops top award for its school dinners

Published on Monday, 23rd May 2016

Oldham Council has been awarded a prestigious BOOM (Best of Organic Market) Award thanks to the high quality meals being served in schools across the borough.


Council prosecutes three landlords for failing to have licences

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a number of private landlords after they failed to obtain licences for the properties they rent out.

Failsworth love where you live

Locals help to spruce up derelict plot

Published on Wednesday, 18th May 2016

Residents have showed they ‘love where they live’ by adopting and transforming a plot of derelict land next to Failsworth Metrolink stop into a vibrant garden.


Council on track to become the first to close its books

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Oldham Council is on track to beat its own record for the speed of preparing its accounts (subject to public inspection) and also to become the quickest local government body to publish its accounts.

Band contest

The Greatest Free Show on earth returns

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

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

Council reviews Saddleworth and Lees primary school places plan

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Oldham Council is to revisit its plans for the provision of new primary school places in the Saddleworth West and Lees district.

Youth council

Oldham Youth Council is 10 years old

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Oldham Youth Council (OYC) is celebrating its 10th birthday.

HMS Warrior

Oldham remembers the Battle of Jutland

Published on Monday, 16th May 2016

Oldham Council is set to commemorate the only major naval battle of World War I.

New cabinet team proposed to lead Oldham Council

Published on Friday, 13th May 2016

Jean Stretton, Council Leader, has revealed the proposed new line-up which will go before Annual Council for approval on Wednesday, May 18.

Still time to apply for Kerrching funding

Published on Friday, 13th May 2016

Oldham Council is inviting community groups and organisations to apply for up to £2,000 of funding to help improve the lives of the borough’s young people.

Oldham sports centre

One last look around the former Oldham sports centre

Published on Friday, 13th May 2016

Demolition workers have moved in to flatten the former Oldham Sports Centre.


Get Oldham Growing: Opportunity to create community growing hub

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016

Oldham Council is seeking the support of groups and organisations to create a community growing hub within Lees Park.

Wow bed

Bloom and Grow goes for gold on two fronts

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016

Oldham Council is launching our annual Bloom and Grow campaign – and we are going for gold on two fronts.

Town centre businesses

Awards recognise superb customer service in Oldham Town Centre

Published on Tuesday, 10th May 2016

Superb customer service has been recognised at the Oldham Town Centre Business Awards.

Jackie hagan Live@thelibrary

Live@theLibrary returns to Oldham Library with new season

Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Discover a world of drama, poetry and storytelling at Oldham Library as the popular Live@theLibrary returns for a new season.

Gallery Oldham press release

Gallery Oldham: The Artist's Folio

Published on Monday, 25th April 2016

Some of the biggest names in art from the last two centuries are showcased in Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition.