Latest press releases

A Big Big exhibition at Gallery Oldham

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

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.

Hobson Street car park reopens

Published on Friday, 06th January 2017

Oldham Council is increasing parking capacity in the town centre with the opening of a new car park.

Ready for a new you?

Published on Tuesday, 03rd January 2017

Eating well, moving more, drinking less and quitting smoking are common resolutions this new year.

Food bank

Council supports Oldham Foodbank at Christmas

Published on Thursday, 22nd December 2016

Staff and councillors from Oldham Council have donated hundreds of kilograms of food to Oldham Foodbank to help families who are struggling to afford even the basics this Christmas.

People living with dementia in Oldham can now return to yesteryear in a nostalgic 1950s-inspired room which helps trigger old and new memories.

A portal to the past for people living with dementia

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

People living with dementia in Oldham can now return to yesteryear in a nostalgic 1950s-inspired room which helps trigger old and new memories.

MioCare is set to ring up thousands of their careline and response customers, many of whom are vulnerable and elderly residents, to check they’re safe and sound ahead of the festive period.

MioCare Christmas ring round 2016

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

MioCare is set to ring up thousands of their careline and response customers, many of whom are vulnerable and elderly residents, to check they’re safe and sound ahead of the festive period.

Joe Swift

Joe Swift revisits apprentices 10 years on

Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016

A distinguished green-fingered guest recently took a trip down memory lane to Oldham Council’s Alexandra Park – 10 years after he first came to town.

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader

Spatial framework consultation extended

Published on Monday, 19th December 2016

Public consultation on the first draft of Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is being extended until January 16, 2017.

An Oldham Council training programme has landed a national award for its work in helping residents take control of their lives.

Oldham Council's innovative training programme wins national accolade

Published on Friday, 16th December 2016

An Oldham Council training programme has landed a national award for its work in helping residents take control of their lives.

Oldham Council workers dug deep this Christmas, donating 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.

Oldham Council staff donate 320 gifts to local children

Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Oldham Council workers dug deep this Christmas, donating 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.

Oldham Sixth Form Litter Pick

Oldham Council Supports Grand Litter Pick

Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Oldham Council has teamed up with Oldham Sixth Form College, Metrolink and Halfords to carry out a ‘Grand Litter Pick’

Opportunities for graduates in Oldham

Published on Monday, 12th December 2016

Oldham Council is on the lookout for two graduates with a passion for working in public services.

Oldham Council confirms Christmas and New Year closure arrangements

Published on Friday, 09th December 2016

Oldham Council is informing residents about changes and restrictions to services over Christmas and the New Year.

Get Oldham Working

Oldham Council launches Careers Advancement Service

Published on Friday, 09th December 2016

Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working (GOW) team is launching a pioneering new programme aimed at helping those already in employment gain more skills and gain better paid and more secure work.

Greaves Street reopens

Published on Tuesday, 06th December 2016

Oldham Council is informing motorists and pedestrians that Greaves Street in the town centre is now fully open to traffic.

Pioneering scheme Warm Homes Oldham has scooped another national accolade.

Warm Homes Oldham scoops national award

Published on Monday, 05th December 2016

Pioneering scheme Warm Homes Oldham has scooped another national accolade.

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger.

New gritter Nicole Saltslinger has X-Factor

Published on Friday, 02nd December 2016

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger.

Stage is set for new Oldham Coliseum in Cultural Quarter

Published on Friday, 02nd December 2016

Oldham is to build a new Coliseum Theatre in its budding Cultural Quarter after the plans were awarded a multi-million pound funding injection.

Oldham parks get life-saving defibrillators

Published on Thursday, 01st December 2016

Two of Oldham’s most popular parks are now even safer places to visit.

Brass Monkeys

Brass Monkeys is back - with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Why not enjoy some of the best brass bands around as you do your Christmas shopping in Oldham town centre this Saturday (December 3)?

Audi

Work progressing well on new £8m Audi dealership

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Work is progressing well on Oldham’s new £8m Audi dealership – which will create more than 80 new jobs.

Metrolink arrives in Shaw

Oldham and Rochdale Councils press case for Piccadilly link

Published on Wednesday, 30th November 2016

Oldham and Rochdale Councils have secured talks about a direct tram link to Manchester Piccadilly station.

Jean Stretton and Ross McGivern at Parliament SQ

Parliament Square welcomes new delicatessen and cafe

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

The latest tenant to move into Oldham town centre’s new public space at Parliament Square is opening its doors today (November 29).

Oldham volunteers measure tree benefits

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Volunteers working with Oldham Council and First Choice Homes Oldham have carried out the region’s first full and extensive examination of the benefits the borough’s trees bring.

Councillor Fida Hussain with Children from Copus Cristie.

Bikeability sessions are wheelie good news for Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Oldham Council has secured a Bikeability training grant of £334,807 from the Department of Transport to help deliver cycle training for primary school children in Oldham.

Students get skilled up

Published on Monday, 28th November 2016

A group of Oldham students has visited Europe’s largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event in Birmingham.