Latest press releases

Live@theLibrary returns to Oldham Library with new season

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Published on Tuesday, 26th April 2016

Discover a world of drama, poetry and storytelling at Oldham Library as the popular Live@theLibrary returns for a new season.

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Gallery Oldham: The Artist's Folio

Published on Monday, 25th April 2016

Some of the biggest names in art from the last two centuries are showcased in Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition.

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Man admits attempting to defraud Oldham Council

Published on Friday, 22nd April 2016

A Hollinwood man who attempted to defraud Oldham Council has been sentenced.

Postal voting: what you need to know

Published on Friday, 22nd April 2016

Over the coming days around 20,000 residents across the borough will be receiving their postal voting packs through the letterbox.

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Oldham's Bookmark Festival returns

Published on Friday, 08th April 2016

Oldham Council’s Bookmark Festival is back – and this year it has something to suit all tastes.

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Candidates for local elections on Thursday, May 5

Published on Friday, 08th April 2016

Nominations for candidates in next month's elections closed yesterday at 4pm (April 7).

Candidates revealed for local elections on Thursday, May 5

Published on Thursday, 07th April 2016

Nominations for candidates in next month's elections closed at 4pm today (April 7).

Meeting date set to reconsider Saddleworth School planning applications

Published on Tuesday, 05th April 2016

Oldham Council's Planning Committee will meet to reconsider all four applications relating to the proposed new Saddleworth School this month.

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Improvement works complete - but continue to drive safely

Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

Oldham Council has carried out improvements on a junction at Grains Bar.

Councillor Jean Stretton (Oldham Council Leader) with Gerard Waldron (Westshield Director) and Brian Ashton (Westshield Contracts Manager) at what will become the new Park and Ride site at Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps.

Plans for Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps are on track

Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

Work on the first stage of the Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development – a replacement Park and Ride facility – is set to begin in April.

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Cutting edge new look for Lees beauty salon supported by council grant

Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

A beauty salon in Lees has a new stylish look and team member after support from Oldham Council’s Business Improvement Grants.

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New Shaw community cafe set to make a real difference

Published on Tuesday, 22nd March 2016

A new community café is set to open in Shaw’s beautiful Dunwood Park, the result of an innovative partnership project, where local young people have played a vital role in its creation.

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Digital Enterprise Hub coming to Oldham's Independent Quarter

Published on Monday, 21st March 2016

Oldham Council has approved plans to refurbish premises to create a new Digital Enterprise Hub in the heart of our Independent Quarter.

Simon Showman (Ultimate Products CEO) was delighted to welcome Councillor Jean Stretton (Oldham Council Leader) to the company’s headquarters in Chadderton. He was presented with the Oldham Fair Employment Charter certificate.

Get Oldham Working - Ultimate Products provides fair opportunities for local people

Published on Monday, 21st March 2016

A Chadderton-based firm and leading international retail brand house is providing a fair solution for those on the hunt for work.

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Council closing in on major restaurant deals at Old Town Hall

Published on Monday, 21st March 2016

Oldham Council is closing in on major deals with two leading casual dining restaurant brands to open in its flagship Old Town Hall development.

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Council leader welcomes 135 new homes

Published on Tuesday, 15th March 2016

Oldham Council’s Leader has welcomed the news that building work is set to begin on 135 new homes for sale in Limehurst Village.

Chadderton resident pays the price for not cleaning dog mess in own backyard

Published on Monday, 14th March 2016

Oldham Council has got tough on a Chadderton dog owner who continuously failed to keep the rear yard of his property clear of dog faeces.

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Sign up to Direct Debit and you could win a share of £1,000

Published on Monday, 14th March 2016

Oldham Council is giving residents a chance to win a share of £1,000.

Inspirational women and Oldham Council serve up cookbook to raise diabetes awareness

Published on Friday, 11th March 2016

A new cookbook created by a group of Oldham mums and Oldham Council’s Arts Development and Public Health teams has been launched to help spread awareness about diabetes.

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Council to reconsider Saddleworth School planning applications

Published on Wednesday, 09th March 2016

Oldham Council is to reconsider the planning applications relating to the proposed new Saddleworth School in Diggle.

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Council backs 'Together, we can tackle child abuse' campaign

Published on Monday, 07th March 2016

Oldham Council is supporting a national awareness campaign that highlights the role everyone in our community can play in reporting signs of child abuse.

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Gallery Oldham: The Fragile Moorland

Published on Monday, 07th March 2016

Gallery Oldham welcomes an exhibition which looks at the UK’s unique and highly important peat moorland.

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Local Elections: Prospective candidates and agents briefing

Published on Tuesday, 01st March 2016

Oldham Council is inviting prospective candidates and agents interested in standing in the forthcoming local elections to attend an information briefing.

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Council prosecutes nightclub after pregnant woman fall

Published on Tuesday, 01st March 2016

Oldham Council has prosecuted the owners of an Oldham town centre nightclub after a pregnant woman was left injured after falling through an open cellar hatch.

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Oldham Beer Festival returns for 28th year

Published on Friday, 26th February 2016

Oldham Beer Festival returns next month and we are encouraging residents to ‘hop’ along to the Queen Elizabeth Hall and sample some of the brews on offer.

ShawPlayhouse: (from left to right) Crompton Stage Society’s Barbara Micklethwaite M.B.E (Chairman),  Barrie Cottam (Artistic Director) and Judith Haughton B.E.M.(Treasurer)

Council grant promotes Shaw Playhouse2 into the limelight

Published on Tuesday, 16th February 2016

A hidden gem, tucked away in Shaw town centre, is shining bright after a funding boost from Oldham Council through its Business Improvement Grants scheme.

Councillor Jean Stretton (Oldham Council Leader) with Colin Scales (Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive).

The Right Start for Oldham children

Published on Monday, 15th February 2016

Oldham Council is making the right move by commissioning a leading provider of community healthcare services – Bridgewater - to deliver key services to local children and young people.

Oldham residents asked to help shape health and social care budget

Published on Monday, 15th February 2016

Oldham residents are being asked to share their struggles and successes in making healthy lifestyle choices as the GM region prepares to take responsibility for a £6bn health and social care budget.

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Funding and costs pressures mean Council Tax set to rise

Published on Thursday, 11th February 2016

Oldham Council is to consider its first Council Tax increase in three years as it strives to find another £16.1million in savings.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives, at Oldham Library.

Oldham libraries become greater with access to millions more books for members

Published on Tuesday, 09th February 2016

Oldham library users are now able to borrow books from other libraries across the region.