Latest press releases

Vehicle seized and impounded by council under new powers

David Scanlon and Mark Greenhalgh, Oldham Council Neighbourhood Enforcement Officers, with the seized vehicle on Brewerton Road, Clarksfield, before it was impounded.

Published on Wednesday, 26th August 2015

Oldham Council enforcement officers have used new powers for the very first time to seize a vehicle suspected as being used for flytipping.

M&S from Yorkshire Street

"Gamechanger" Oldham and GM opportunity going to market

Published on Monday, 24th August 2015

Oldham Council is launching the search for a partner to deliver a ‘gamechanger’ town centre regeneration scheme – and set up a new Greater Manchester investment vehicle.

World War One exhibition

Exhibitions remember heroes of the First World War

Published on Monday, 24th August 2015

Oldham Council is commemorating the borough’s heroes of World War One with two new roving exhibitions.

Blue Coat pupils celebrating GCSE results 2015

Oldham pupils congratulated on GCSE success

Published on Friday, 21st August 2015

Oldham Council has congratulated young people in schools who have received their GCSE results today (Thursday, August 20).

Trial of new location for Shaw Market starts next week

Published on Friday, 21st August 2015

Oldham Council is reminding residents the trial of a new location for Shaw Market starts next week.

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Cyclists and walkers boosted by canal towpath improvements

Published on Friday, 21st August 2015

More and more cyclists and walkers are enjoying the Rochdale Canal thanks to work carried out by Oldham Council and its partners.

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Join in Oldham's Heritage Open Days

Published on Wednesday, 19th August 2015

Oldham Council is inviting residents to take part in the Heritage Open Days event – which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Carl Taylor (owner) with business partners Frank Winterbottom and Danny Knight

Smokin! Taste of the USA comes to the Independent Quarter

Published on Tuesday, 18th August 2015

A Royton entrepreneur is bringing a taste of the USA to Oldham’s Independent Quarter with a new smokin’ hot restaurant.

Councillor Jim McMahon meets Andrew Malley, Dransfield Properties Retail Property Director on the part-demolished site of Royton Assembly Hall

Major step forward in new food store plans for Royton

Published on Tuesday, 18th August 2015

Royton’s brand new Lidl store took a major step forward this week with the completion of the agreement to transfer the land and deliver the town centre scheme.

Crossley Playing fields

Crossley Playing Fields ready for the big kick off

Published on Monday, 17th August 2015

Grassroots sport in Oldham is set to receive a significant boost following the re-opening of five refurbished playing pitches, and changing rooms at Crossley Playing Fields, Chadderton.

Cllr Shoab Akhtar

Oldham's A-Level pass rate above national average

Published on Thursday, 13th August 2015

Oldham students are celebrating their A-Level success today (Thursday, August 13) with early indications revealing the borough’s results are higher than the national average.

Melvyn Bragg at Live@thelibrary

Melvyn Bragg and Attila the stockbroker to star at Live@thelibrary

Published on Wednesday, 12th August 2015

Oldham Council is bringing an exciting array of theatre, literature and comedy this autumn for its latest Live@thelibrary programme.

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Ten-week Shaw Market trial to start later this month

Published on Thursday, 06th August 2015

The ten-week trial of a new location for Shaw Market is set to start later this month.

Ben and Nicole, from Chadderton, reading at Oldham Library

Be a record breaker with the Summer Reading Challenge

Published on Thursday, 06th August 2015

Young bookworms are invited to take part in this year’s Summer Reading Challenge with Oldham Council’s libraries.

Have your say on budget proposals for 2016/17

Published on Wednesday, 05th August 2015

Oldham Council has begun engagement with staff, residents and trade unions on proposals to make an estimated £30million in budget savings during 2016/17.

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New technology firm moves into Oldham Town Centre

Published on Wednesday, 05th August 2015

A technology firm that can trace its roots from Silicon Valley and the famous Le Mans 24-hour car race has chosen to open its new headquarters in Oldham Town Centre.

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.