Latest press releases

Oldham Children's Services - 'requires improvement' - Ofsted

Published on Monday, 03rd August 2015

Oldham Council’s children’s services “requires improvement” – but independent inspectors say there are “no widespread or serious failures” which leave children “harmed or at serious risk of harm”.

Adrian Todd, Owner and Technical Director of CMS, presented with the Fair Employment Charter, from Councillor Shoab Akhtar, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.

International firm provides a fair solution for locals

Published on Wednesday, 29th July 2015

An Oldham-based manufacturer is providing a fair solution for local people on the hunt for work.

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Old friends set to bring a taste of Oldham to the Independent Quarter

Published on Monday, 27th July 2015

Two old school friends are hoping their new restaurant will get a red hot reception when they open up in Oldham’s Independent Quarter.

Youth Council

Oldham Youth Council takes its message into Europe

Published on Friday, 24th July 2015

Members of Oldham Youth Council have spoken at an international event informing delegates about how they are helping to get their peers involved in democracy.

Green Flag 2015

Borough's parks retain Green Flags at regional ceremony

Published on Thursday, 23rd July 2015

Two beautiful Oldham Council parks have successfully retained their prestigious Green Flag status at a regional awards ceremony held in Oldham.

Jim McMahon

Oldham Council to benefit from £3m airport windfall

Published on Wednesday, 22nd July 2015

Today Greater Manchester’s 10 councils were informed they will receive a share of the £60m Manchester Airport dividend.

Join in Oldham Pride 2015

Published on Monday, 20th July 2015

The town centre is going to be rainbow coloured as Oldham Pride returns this weekend.

Gallery Oldham: celebrating 150 years of Oldham's links with Japan

Published on Monday, 20th July 2015

This year marks the 150th anniversary of a visit that would help launch one of the world’s biggest car manufacturers.

Misty Miller, Get it Loud in Libraries

Free tickets available to meet BBC Radio DJ Sara Cox and singer Misty Miller at Oldham Library

Published on Friday, 17th July 2015

Come on feel the noise as Oldham Library welcomes BBC Radio 2 DJ Sara Cox and rock musician Misty Miller on Tuesday, July 21.

Cllr Jim McMahon

Cabinet set to unlock key town centre development site

Published on Thursday, 16th July 2015

A joint venture company – which has Oldham Council as its majority stakeholder – is set to enter an agreement with First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO) to regenerate a key Oldham town centre site.


Council approves more new homes

Published on Thursday, 16th July 2015

Oldham Council’s planning committee has approved the construction of 176 new houses across the borough.

Drop in sessions for landlords in Selective Licensing areas

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015

Landlords who privately rent out properties in the designated Selective Licensing areas of Waterhead and Hathershaw are urged to get in touch or attend drop in sessions if they need support.

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Pupils join the fight against dog dirt

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015

School pupils in Shaw have shown they ‘Love Where They Live’ by designing posters urging dog walkers to clear up after their four-legged friends.

First Shaw and Crompton Community Market Place

Published on Wednesday, 15th July 2015

Shaw and Crompton District Executive is inviting residents to have a say on local issues that matter to you.

Mr Bloom

Oldham's Flower Festival gets ready to Bloom

Published on Monday, 13th July 2015

Oldham town centre is set to explode in colour for the annual Flower Festival – and TV gardener Mr Bloom is coming along to join in the fun.

New Chadderton FC lease agreed

Published on Friday, 10th July 2015

An historic move has been made for Chadderton Football Club after an agreement was reached with Oldham Council to secure a new 35-year lease on their current home.

Residents urged to take part in Rugby League Founders Walk

Published on Thursday, 09th July 2015

Oldham Council is urging residents to take part in the local leg of the Founders Walk – a 120-mile trek to mark 120 years of rugby league.

Alarming success for council at awards

Published on Thursday, 09th July 2015

Oldham Council’s Risk and Insurance Team has been awarded a prestigious national award for its work.

Bloom and Grow 2015

Bloom and Grow is revving up for success

Published on Wednesday, 08th July 2015

This year’s Bloom and Grow centrepiece has been unveiled – and it is already being ‘hailed’ as a success.

Eddie Moores at Pastel

Oldham Town Centre welcomes 18 new jobs

Published on Monday, 06th July 2015

A move into Oldham town centre has added up perfectly for two software firms.


Get Oldham Working team helps firm bed in and create 35 jobs

Published on Friday, 03rd July 2015

The future looks rosy for a gardening firm after they created 35 new jobs in the borough thanks to help from Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working Team.

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Annual Oldham Vintage and Classic Car Show returns

Published on Thursday, 02nd July 2015

The town centre is revving up for the return of Oldham’s Vintage and Classic Car Show.

Oldham to mark anniversary of Srebrenica genocide

Published on Wednesday, 01st July 2015

Oldham will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide with an event at Oldham Civic Centre.

Flytipping by Shagufta Noreen - prosecution PR

Eight prosecuted for environmental crimes

Published on Tuesday, 30th June 2015

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted eight people for breaching environmental health laws and blighting the borough.

Oldham Education and Skills Commission: Schools stronger when we work together

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Plans for a new and revolutionary school led system to raise education standards for all local children were launched today (June 25).

Jim and Saskia

New Youth Mayor sworn in

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Teenager Saskia Edwards Korolczuk has been sworn in as the new Youth Mayor of Oldham.

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader and Jessica Fullalove, GB swimmer and Royton resident (pictured front), are pictured inside the new Royton Leisure Centre.

"Fulla" praise for new "Olympic" Royton Leisure Centre

Published on Wednesday, 24th June 2015

An Olympic legacy pool at Royton’s new £8 million sports centre, obtained by Oldham Council as part of a deal with Sport England, has been welcomed by GB swimmer Jessica Fullalove.

Funding made available to improve A62/M60 junction

Published on Monday, 22nd June 2015

Oldham Council is set to begin work which will benefit cyclists and motorists in Hollinwood.

Oldham parents are on the ball

Published on Monday, 22nd June 2015

A ground-breaking parenting course – created by Action For Children, Oldham Council and Oldham Athletic Community Trust – is set to kick off in the borough.

Sewing Academy student Sinead Ingham (pictured right) with Beverley Whittaker (course leader) and Councillor Shoab Akhtar, Oldham Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.

Oldham is sew good at helping residents into textiles career

Published on Friday, 19th June 2015

Oldham Council is working closely with partners to boost employment opportunities in an industry made famous by the borough.