Latest press releases

Oldham beats national average for A-Level results

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Published on Friday, 15th August 2014

Oldham students are celebrating their A-Level success with early indications revealing the borough has bucked the national trend.

Tandle Hill Country Park. Winning photograph of Bloom and grow Photography competition Bloom and Grow 2014

Winners announced for golden photography competition

Published on Thursday, 14th August 2014

The winners of Oldham Council’s well-received Bloom and Grow Photography Competition have been announced.

Oldham Peace Flag

Peace flag flies over the Civic Centre

Published on Thursday, 07th August 2014

An Oldham Peace Flag is now flying over the Civic Centre.

Gaza petition

Oldham delegation delivers Gaza petition

Published on Thursday, 07th August 2014

A delegation from Oldham has delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street calling for peace in Gaza.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader (right) with Richard Weston, Mantra Learning Limited’s Marketing Manager.

Innovative Get Oldham Working scheme rewards those with drive

Published on Tuesday, 05th August 2014

Oldham Council has launched an innovative new scheme to support those in warehouse work to get higher paid jobs as drivers.

Work set to start on Milnrow Road junction

Published on Tuesday, 05th August 2014

Oldham Council is set to begin work installing further safety measures on a Shaw road junction.

Councillor Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council, wins the 'Leader of the Year' award at the LgIU C'llr Awards

Let's talk about the £60 million Budget Challenge

Published on Monday, 04th August 2014

Oldham Council wants to talk to residents about how we can work together to tackle the £60 million budget challenge it faces over the next two years.

District Executive funds fight against crime

Published on Monday, 04th August 2014

Saddleworth and Lees District Executive is doing its bit to tackle crime in the area.

Call for peace in Gaza

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Residents from across Oldham have joined forces with civic and community leaders to call for peace in Gaza.

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Prosecutions for blighting the borough

Published on Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a number of people for not clearing up after themselves and blighting the borough.

Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives (front right), with Oldham Council staff members and the Green Flag awarded to Alexandra Park.

Green Flag success for Oldham parks

Published on Monday, 28th July 2014

Two beautiful Oldham Council parks which were holders of prestigious Green Flag Awards have successfully retained the accolade.

Brownridge and Ball

First Response service praised

Published on Monday, 28th July 2014

Oldham Council’s First Response Service has been praised by the town’s top police officer for its support in making the borough safer.

St. Mary's Parish Church

Residents urged to turn out the lights for WWI

Published on Friday, 25th July 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to turn out the lights to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Registered? Oldham residents asked to look out for letters

Published on Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Oldham Council has been sending out letters to residents informing them whether they need to act to ensure they are still on the electoral register.

Tobacco seized by trading standards and sniffer dogs

Published on Tuesday, 22nd July 2014

Oldham Council’s Trading Standards has enlisted the help of two four-legged friends in the fight against traders selling counterfeit or illegal tobacco.

Diggle site preferred option

Council confirms new Saddleworth School site option

Published on Monday, 21st July 2014

Oldham Council is proposing a new site option for consideration in the project to deliver the new Saddleworth School.

Oldham Pride 2014: Our Heritage, Our Pride, Our Future

Published on Monday, 21st July 2014

It’s celebration time as Oldham Pride is marking its tenth year.

Jim McMahon

Football club sought to breathe new life into disused pitch

Published on Friday, 18th July 2014

Oldham Council is seeking bids from football clubs interested in helping to breathe new life into a disused area of land in Limehurst Village.

Revolution in the bedroom

Gallery Oldham: Revolution in the bedroom, war in the playground

Published on Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Gallery Oldham's latest exhibition gives visitors the chance to explore the early years of the digital revolution - when video gaming became accessible for the first time.

Joe Swift attends Oldham Flower Festival

Oldham's Flower Festival gets ready to bloom

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham town centre is set to bloom for the annual Flower Festival, as part of Bloom and Grow.

Councillor Jenny Harrison

Oldham serves up Great British Tennis Weekend treat

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Get your racquets out and enjoy smashing free-for-all tennis facilities across Oldham Council’s parks as part of the Great British Tennis Weekend (July 19-20).

Jim McMahon

Cabinet considers boost to Shaw and Lees independent traders

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham Council is to consider extending a pioneering scheme – supporting new and existing independent traders – into Shaw and Lees district centres.

Warning over stiffer fly tipping fines

Published on Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Oldham Council is informing residents that anyone found guilty of fly tipping could face increased fines under new sentencing laws.

Metrolink arrives in Shaw

Park & Ride capacity set to double at Shaw and Crompton

Published on Monday, 14th July 2014

Oldham Council and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) have sealed a deal that should see the Shaw and Crompton Park & Ride facility double in capacity.

Amanda chadderton

Oldham primary schools' performance is surging ahead

Published on Wednesday, 09th July 2014

Oldham’s primary schools are celebrating record SATs results which show them surging ahead of national averages in the basics of English and maths.

delivery of electric vehicles at Moorhey st Depot

Council gives green light to new electric vehicles

Published on Tuesday, 08th July 2014

Oldham Council is taking delivery of seven new electric vehicles which will soon be in service across the borough.

Lollipop patrol appearing at ninth annual Oldham Vintage Car show

Ninth annual Oldham Vintage and Classic Car Show

Published on Tuesday, 08th July 2014

Oldham Town Centre is revving up for the return of the free annual Oldham Classic Car Show.

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Oldham Council - National Industrial Action - Thursday, July 10

Published on Monday, 07th July 2014

Oldham Council is working hard to mitigate the impact of national industrial action tacking place on Thursday.

Town centre parade to mark First World War

Published on Monday, 07th July 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to line the streets and be part of a Civic Procession and service to commemorate 100 years since the start of World War I.

WOW bed with dr Kershaw's Hospice

Britain in Bloom: Oldham is growing for gold

Published on Thursday, 03rd July 2014

Oldham Council and Dr Kershaw’s Hospice are urging residents to support its closely knit campaign.