Latest press releases

£4million to back Oldham business

A £4 million fund is being invested in Oldham to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Published on Tuesday, 21st February 2017

A £4 million fund is being invested in Oldham to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Update statement re local schools

Published on Monday, 20th February 2017

Oldham Council is issuing an update following media coverage about local schools at the weekend.

‘The Big Flip’ returns for another year

Published on Monday, 20th February 2017

Oldham Council is inviting all young pancake-flipping enthusiasts to Tommyfield Market to take part in this year’s ‘The Big Flip’ competition.

Oldham Council is set to commemorate two historically significant Springhead heroes.

Springhead heroes to be honoured

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

Oldham Council is set to commemorate two historically significant Springhead heroes.

Oldham Council set to finalise budget for 2017/18 and confirm 3.99 per cent Council Tax rise

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

Oldham Council is set to vote to finalise its 2017/18 budget which includes a rise in Council Tax.

Rogue trader jailed following trading standards investigation

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

A fraudster has been imprisoned following a successful investigation by Oldham Council’s Trading Standards department.

Failsworth East by-election result

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

A by-election result was held on Thursday, February 16 in the Failsworth East ward of Oldham Council following the decision by Jim McMahon to step down and concentrate on his duties as an MP.

Council supports Great British Spring Clean

Published on Wednesday, 15th February 2017

Oldham Council is encouraging people to do their bit and take part in the Great British Spring Clean.

Council thanks residents for driving recycling rate up

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017

Oldham Council is thanking residents for helping to boost the borough’s household recycling rates.

Oldham Council has reopened Union Street West footbridge after works to improve its appearance.

Union Street West footbridge reopened after refurbishment

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017

Oldham Council has reopened Union Street West footbridge after works to improve its appearance.

Oldham Council recognised for its support for Reservists

Published on Wednesday, 08th February 2017

Oldham Council has been acknowledged for its commitment and support for those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces.

Let's get growing

Published on Wednesday, 08th February 2017

A free, family friendly community event is taking place in Oldham to help bring together people interested in growing.

Appeal for family of Victoria Cross war hero to come forward

Published on Monday, 06th February 2017

Oldham Council is appealing for the family of a Victoria Cross recipient from the First World War to come forward as it prepares to honour his outstanding acts of bravery.

Oldham helps to raise awareness of hate crime

Published on Monday, 06th February 2017

Several workshops and seminars are available across the borough this week as Oldham takes part in Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week (6 – 12 February 2017).

Northgate

Former pub landlord fined for food safety breaches

Published on Thursday, 02nd February 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted the former landlord of a Sholver pub after an inspection found the premises were dirty.

Waste Hollins Road

Oldham Council tackles waste and unlicensed landlords

Published on Wednesday, 01st February 2017

Oldham Council has recently prosecuted several people for flouting the law and treating the borough as a dumping ground – leaving others to tidy up after them.

See Oldham in a new light as three of the town centre’s iconic venues play host to the borough’s first late-night arts festival, Illuminate.

"Illuminate" arts festival comes to Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

See Oldham in a new light as three of the town centre’s iconic venues play host to the borough’s first late-night arts festival, Illuminate.

Holocaust Memorial Day

Oldham Youths 'Listen to the Earth' as part of Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Friday, 27th January 2017

Oldham Youth Council and Oldham Theatre Workshop members took part in an educational trip to Poland to learn about the Holocaust.

New workshops at Gallery Oldham

Published on Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Gallery Oldham will be holding a number of textile based workshops to celebrate the On the Grid exhibition by artist Ann Sutton, which runs until 4 March.

Cabinet decision on Link Centre

Published on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Oldham Council’s Cabinet tonight made a decision on the future of the Link Centre following an in-depth consultation.

The Tooth Place fills a gap in the Independent Quarter

The Tooth Place fills a gap in the Independent Quarter

Published on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Oldham’s Independent Quarter has got off to a flying start in 2017 with another new business setting up roots in the area.

Candidates nominated for the Failsworth East by-election

Published on Friday, 20th January 2017

Nominations closed at 4pm today for candidates intending to stand in the by-election to be held next month in Failsworth East.

OLDHAM TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2017

Published on Friday, 20th January 2017

Oldham will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with services across the borough on Friday 27 January.

Oldham Education and Skills Commission a year on

Published on Thursday, 19th January 2017

One year on from the publication of the Oldham Education and Skills Commission (OESC) report big improvements are already visible - but there is still much work to be done.

As usual Oldham Council libraries are offering a packed programme of events and activities for all ages to enjoy. Running from January through to April we really do have something for everyone.

Discover a world of comedy, drama, new writing and storytelling at live@thelibrary’s spanking new season

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

As usual Oldham Council libraries are offering a packed programme of events and activities for all ages to enjoy. Running from January through to April we really do have something for everyone.

The extraordinary Big Big Camera has been in the collections of Gallery Oldham for many years.

A Big Big exhibition at Gallery Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 17th January 2017

The extraordinary Big Big Camera has been in the collections of Gallery Oldham for many years.

Road closures for funeral procession

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017

The funeral of Helena Kotlarova and Zaneta Krokova, the two girls who died in the tragic road traffic accident on New Year’s Eve on Ashton Road, is taking place on Monday.

Council chamber

Failsworth East by-election - Thursday, February 16

Published on Thursday, 12th January 2017

A by-election is to take place in the Failsworth East ward of Oldham Council on Thursday, February 16.

Granby Street

Biker damages pitches

Published on Tuesday, 10th January 2017

Oldham Council is appealing to the local community to help catch vandals who have damaged two playing fields.

War memorial

Historic listings upgraded on war memorials

Published on Monday, 09th January 2017

Oldham Council is pleased to inform residents that the war memorials in Oldham Town Centre and Crompton have had their historic significance boosted.