Latest press releases

Greater Manchester councils unite to support our armed forces

AGMA meeting signing of armed forces covenant

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.

Harrison,Jenny,Councillor,Labour,Alexandra

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.

Oldham Logo

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.

Cllr Dave Hibbert

Oldham Trading Standards urge people to keep it real this Christmas

Published on Friday, 12th December 2014

Oldham Council’s Trading Standards Service has launched a crackdown on the sale of counterfeit goods in the run up to Christmas.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Temporary closure of Hobson Street car park

Published on Thursday, 11th December 2014

Oldham Council has closed Hobson Street car park until further notice.

Hibbert,David,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Oldham Council set to tackle rogue landlords

Published on Thursday, 11th December 2014

Oldham Council is set to introduce a licensing scheme for private landlords to stamp out the letting of poor quality accommodation.

Oldham Theatre Workshop's Dementia play "Moments". Cast become Dementia Friends

Young performers become Dementia Friends

Published on Tuesday, 09th December 2014

Young members of Oldham Theatre Workshop are performing a powerful and emotional play to raise awareness of dementia.

Jim McMahon

Town centre regeneration: Hotel Future moves a step closer

Published on Tuesday, 09th December 2014

Oldham Council is set to consider an appraisal of the options to deliver a high-quality hotel and conferencing venue in the heart of the town centre.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Oldham Remembers Christmas Eve flying bomb attack

Published on Monday, 08th December 2014

Oldham Council is commemorating the 70th anniversary of one of the borough’s darkest days.

Jim McMahon

Council Leader is sixth most influential in local government

Published on Thursday, 04th December 2014

The Leader of Oldham Council has been named as one of the most influential people in local government.

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Major budget savings proposals to be considered

Published on Wednesday, 03rd December 2014

A major package of £35 million in savings is to be considered by Oldham Council for the 2015/16 budget.

Lyceum at night

Iconic buildings to be bathed in light

Published on Wednesday, 03rd December 2014

Two historic buildings on Oldham’s new Metrolink route will be lit up as part of a programme to regenerate Oldham town centre.

Scott Chamberlain of the Get Oldham Working team - traineeship

Traineeships - Building Oldham's workforce for the future

Published on Wednesday, 03rd December 2014

Oldham Council is helping more residents into work with its unique traineeship programme.

Brass Monkeys

Brass bands to spread some festive cheer

Published on Monday, 01st December 2014

Oldham Council is inviting people to enjoy some of the best brass bands around as they do their Christmas shopping in the town centre.

Oldham Logo

New team to drive Oldham forward

Published on Friday, 28th November 2014

Oldham Council has appointed two new executive directors.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Oldham Council supports '24 days of Christmas'

Published on Wednesday, 26th November 2014

Oldham town centre’s independent businesses and traders are getting into the Christmas spirit by giving their customers some great offers and incentives in the run up to the festive season.

Oldham youth Council

Oldham Youth Council moves to the Civic

Published on Friday, 21st November 2014

Oldham Youth Council is moving into a new home – highlighting its value to Oldham Council and further strengthening its working relationship with elected members and officers.

Hibbert,David,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Council launches name a gritter competition

Published on Friday, 21st November 2014

Oldham Council is giving all our primary school children the chance to name one of the gritters which keep the borough's roads moving safely when the snow and ice descend.

Adam superstore

Food store had mouse infestation

Published on Wednesday, 19th November 2014

A shop which was found to be infested with mice has been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council for food hygiene offences.

‘Gamechanger’ development unveiled: Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps

Published on Monday, 17th November 2014

Oldham Council is unveiling a ‘gamechanger’ masterplan for the town centre’s eastern gateway to bring new shops, housing and jobs – and is hoping to attract missing retail giants like Marks & Spencer

Gritting

Oldham Council - getting ready for winter disruption

Published on Friday, 14th November 2014

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

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Are you looking for a new challenge? This could be it

Published on Friday, 14th November 2014

Oldham Council is asking local residents to ‘do their bit’ and consider becoming specialist foster carers.