Latest press releases

Oldham Council celebrates 'Love Your Local Market'

Love Your Local Market

Published on Thursday, 26th May 2016

Oldham Council is supporting ‘Love Your Local Market’ for the fourth year in a row with a series of activities and promotions.

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Gallery Oldham: be part of the latest exhibition

Published on Wednesday, 25th May 2016

Gallery Oldham’s latest exhibition allows visitors to join in the fun and actually be part of it.

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Bank holiday weekend fun at Festival Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 24th May 2016

The Bank Holiday weekend nearly is upon us and that can mean only one thing – it’s time for Festival Oldham.

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BOOM! Oldham Council scoops top award for its school dinners

Published on Monday, 23rd May 2016

Oldham Council has been awarded a prestigious BOOM (Best of Organic Market) Award thanks to the high quality meals being served in schools across the borough.

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Council prosecutes three landlords for failing to have licences

Published on Thursday, 19th May 2016

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a number of private landlords after they failed to obtain licences for the properties they rent out.

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Locals help to spruce up derelict plot

Published on Wednesday, 18th May 2016

Residents have showed they ‘love where they live’ by adopting and transforming a plot of derelict land next to Failsworth Metrolink stop into a vibrant garden.

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Council on track to become the first to close its books

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Oldham Council is on track to beat its own record for the speed of preparing its accounts (subject to public inspection) and also to become the quickest local government body to publish its accounts.

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The Greatest Free Show on earth returns

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Thousands of people from across the borough and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment and fun at the famous Whit Friday band contests.

Council reviews Saddleworth and Lees primary school places plan

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Oldham Council is to revisit its plans for the provision of new primary school places in the Saddleworth West and Lees district.

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Oldham Youth Council is 10 years old

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Oldham Youth Council (OYC) is celebrating its 10th birthday.

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Oldham remembers the Battle of Jutland

Published on Monday, 16th May 2016

Oldham Council is set to commemorate the only major naval battle of World War I.

New cabinet team proposed to lead Oldham Council

Published on Friday, 13th May 2016

Jean Stretton, Council Leader, has revealed the proposed new line-up which will go before Annual Council for approval on Wednesday, May 18.

Still time to apply for Kerrching funding

Published on Friday, 13th May 2016

Oldham Council is inviting community groups and organisations to apply for up to £2,000 of funding to help improve the lives of the borough’s young people.

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One last look around the former Oldham sports centre

Published on Friday, 13th May 2016

Demolition workers have moved in to flatten the former Oldham Sports Centre.

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Get Oldham Growing: Opportunity to create community growing hub

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016

Oldham Council is seeking the support of groups and organisations to create a community growing hub within Lees Park.

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Bloom and Grow goes for gold on two fronts

Published on Wednesday, 11th May 2016

Oldham Council is launching our annual Bloom and Grow campaign – and we are going for gold on two fronts.

Town centre businesses

Awards recognise superb customer service in Oldham Town Centre

Published on Tuesday, 10th May 2016

Superb customer service has been recognised at the Oldham Town Centre Business Awards.

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Live@theLibrary returns to Oldham Library with new season

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.