Latest press releases

Star pupils' return boosts Oldham Education and Skills Commission

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, with Munira Mirza (OESC board), Estelle Morris (OESC Chair) and Sam Jones (OESC Task Group)

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014

The new group tasked with promoting learning and educational excellence across Oldham has met for the first time.

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Fly-tipper arrested after flying home from holiday

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014

A fly-tipper’s holiday ended on a sour note when he was arrested at Manchester Airport.

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Get It Loud In Libraries returns

Published on Monday, 15th September 2014

Oldham Council is delighted to welcome two hotly-tipped bands to the borough as part of the ‘Get It Loud in Libraries’ (GILIL) series.

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Oldham Council assisting after Manchester Dogs' Home tragedy

Published on Friday, 12th September 2014

Oldham Council is working with local partners to help deal with the aftermath of the Manchester Dogs’ Home blaze.

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Oldham gets animated over budget challenge

Published on Friday, 12th September 2014

Oldham Council’s innovative approach to tackling its budget challenge is striking a chord – not just with residents but with other UK local authorities.

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Make sure you are registered to vote

Published on Thursday, 11th September 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to make sure they are on the electoral register.

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Warning after resident scammed of £2,500

Published on Wednesday, 10th September 2014

Oldham Council is warning residents to be wary of fraudsters after a vulnerable adult was fleeced of £2,500.

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Join us and take part in World War 1 commemoration events

Published on Tuesday, 09th September 2014

Oldham Council is encouraging residents to show their support and come along to a number of events marking the start of the First World War.

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Waste dumped following social media posting

Published on Tuesday, 02nd September 2014

A Clarksfield man who failed to clean up after himself after answering a post on Facebook has been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council.

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Council campaigns for disabled access at Greenfield Station

Published on Tuesday, 02nd September 2014

Oldham Council is stepping up its campaign to secure full disabled access at Greenfield Station.

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Helping hand for Oldham start-up businesses

Published on Monday, 01st September 2014

A new business support scheme has been launched by Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working programme to encourage more entrepreneurs to set up in the borough.

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Next phase of Old Town Hall development underway in Oldham

Published on Monday, 01st September 2014

Work to transform the Old Town Hall into a new seven-screen cinema for Oldham is set to enter a significant new phase.

Get Oldham Working launches Festival of Work

Published on Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Oldham Council is running a two-week Festival of Work to showcase the employment opportunities on offer in the borough through its Get Oldham Working initiative.

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Council consults on Council Tax Reduction Scheme 2015/16

Published on Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Oldham Council is asking for residents’ opinions and views on the Council Tax Reduction scheme for 2015/16.

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Jumbo payout boosts support for residents

Published on Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Oldham Council is set to help residents on the road to a new career thanks to an airport windfall.

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Free school meals on track for thousands of Oldham pupils

Published on Friday, 22nd August 2014

Thousands more Oldham children are set to enjoy tucking into free school dinners next term.

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Find out about history on your doorstep at this year's Heritage Open Days

Published on Friday, 22nd August 2014

Oldham Council is inviting residents to learn more about the local history all around them as part of this year’s Heritage Open Days.

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High standards maintained in Oldham GCSE results

Published on Thursday, 21st August 2014

Pupils in Oldham have maintained high standards following the publication of today’s GCSE results (Thursday, August 21).

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Oldham Council prosecutes flytipping caught on camera

Published on Wednesday, 20th August 2014

An Oldham resident is counting the cost of flytipping after being caught on camera illegally dumping waste.

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Oldham beats national average for A-Level results

Published on Friday, 15th August 2014

Oldham students are celebrating their A-Level success with early indications revealing the borough has bucked the national trend.

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Winners announced for golden photography competition

Published on Thursday, 14th August 2014

The winners of Oldham Council’s well-received Bloom and Grow Photography Competition have been announced.

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Peace flag flies over the Civic Centre

Published on Thursday, 07th August 2014

An Oldham Peace Flag is now flying over the Civic Centre.

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Oldham delegation delivers Gaza petition

Published on Thursday, 07th August 2014

A delegation from Oldham has delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street calling for peace in Gaza.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader (right) with Richard Weston, Mantra Learning Limited’s Marketing Manager.

Innovative Get Oldham Working scheme rewards those with drive

Published on Tuesday, 05th August 2014

Oldham Council has launched an innovative new scheme to support those in warehouse work to get higher paid jobs as drivers.

Work set to start on Milnrow Road junction

Published on Tuesday, 05th August 2014

Oldham Council is set to begin work installing further safety measures on a Shaw road junction.

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

Let's talk about the £60 million Budget Challenge

Published on Monday, 04th August 2014

Oldham Council wants to talk to residents about how we can work together to tackle the £60 million budget challenge it faces over the next two years.

District Executive funds fight against crime

Published on Monday, 04th August 2014

Saddleworth and Lees District Executive is doing its bit to tackle crime in the area.

Call for peace in Gaza

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Residents from across Oldham have joined forces with civic and community leaders to call for peace in Gaza.

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Prosecutions for blighting the borough

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a number of people for not clearing up after themselves and blighting the borough.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives (front right), with Oldham Council staff members and the Green Flag awarded to Alexandra Park.

Green Flag success for Oldham parks

Published on Monday, 28th July 2014

Two beautiful Oldham Council parks which were holders of prestigious Green Flag Awards have successfully retained the accolade.