Latest press releases

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

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

Published on Tuesday, 09th February 2016

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

warm Homes Oldham

New figures show Warm Homes Oldham is making a difference

Published on Monday, 08th February 2016

Warm Homes Oldham is continuing to improve the lives and health of thousands of people across the borough, new government figures show.

Super saver week

Grab some bargains during 'Super Saver Week'

Published on Friday, 05th February 2016

Oldham Council and the Town Centre Business Partnership are inviting residents to take advantage of some great deals during ‘Super Saver Week’


Council deal looks to bring global brand to the borough

Published on Thursday, 04th February 2016

Oldham Council has agreed a deal that could bring an Audi dealership to the borough – representing an investment in the region of £8M and the creation of more than 80 jobs.

Cllr Dave Hibbert

Shopkeeper sentenced for underage alcohol sale

Published on Wednesday, 03rd February 2016

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Chadderton shopkeeper who sold alcohol to children.

Council chamber

Council backs register to vote campaign

Published on Monday, 01st February 2016

Oldham Council is backing the National Voter Registration Drive (NVRD).


TEDxOldham makes a welcome return to the borough

Published on Thursday, 28th January 2016

Oldham is hosting the borough’s second TEDxOldham conference – and the line-up of speakers can be revealed for the first time.

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader

New Oldham Council Leader pledges: "The work goes on"

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

Oldham Council has confirmed the appointment of Jean Stretton as the local authority’s first ever female leader.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Views sought for legal highs survey

Published on Tuesday, 26th January 2016

Oldham Council is carrying out a survey on substances known as legal highs – and we need residents to take part.

Cllr Shoab Akhtar

Cabinet's pledge to carry out education report findings

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016

Oldham Council is investing in vital work to implement the recommendations of a new independent report into how to raise local education standards.

Grill@No 20

The Grill@No 20 is the latest welcome addition to the Independent Quarter

Published on Monday, 25th January 2016

Oldham Town Centre’s latest bar and grill is open – and is already attracting a loyal clientele.

Sporting champions open Oldham's new £15million leisure centre

Published on Saturday, 23rd January 2016

Oldham-based sporting champions proved they are a knockout hit as star guests at the official opening of Oldham’s brand new £15 million leisure centre.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Joint initiative aims to tackle diabetes

Published on Friday, 22nd January 2016

Oldham Council and NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are joining forces to tackle diabetes.

Madea - Live@thelibrary Jan 16 - Apr 16

Cutting edge Live@theLibrary returns

Published on Thursday, 21st January 2016

Alas! It would be a tragedy if you missed Oldham Council Libraries’ latest Live@theLibrary programme.

Mark Galvin (Age UK Oldham) teaching Doug Farrington on the laptop. Age UK Oldham computer classes

Funding boost helps elderly residents become computer savvy

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Elderly residents in Chadderton are becoming more computer savvy, thanks to a partnership between Oldham Council and Age UK Oldham.

Council Chamber

Special meeting to select new Oldham Council Leader

Published on Wednesday, 20th January 2016

Oldham Council is to hold a special meeting of Full Council to consider the appointment of the next Council Leader.


Oldham Education and Skills Commission report published

Published on Friday, 15th January 2016

Estelle Morris will publish the Oldham Education and Skills Commission (OESC) report today – handing it to Jim McMahon on his final day as Council Leader.

The Mayor, Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman and the Mayoress Yasmin Toor.

Oldham to host Holocaust Memorial Day event

Published on Friday, 15th January 2016

Oldham will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with an event at Mahdlo youth zone.


Special meeting to consider Saddleworth School planning applications

Published on Thursday, 14th January 2016

Oldham Council's Planning Committee is set to consider all four applications relating to the proposed new Saddleworth School at a special meeting next month.

Leisure1 – (from left to right) Anthony Dillon (Willmott Dixon Northern Managing Director), Councillor Jean Stretton (Oldham Council Deputy Leader) and Stuart Lockwood (Oldham Community Leisure Chief Executive) in the new eight court sports hall.

Let us help you to keep to your resolutions

Published on Thursday, 14th January 2016

You may know the feeling - you feel like you’ve overindulged or you’ve made a new year’s resolution to lose some weight.

Abdul Jabbar solar

Tommyfield Market goes solar

Published on Tuesday, 12th January 2016

Oldham Council has installed a solar array on the roof of Tommyfield Market Hall as it looks to become one of the greenest local authorities in the country – while also saving money.

Cllr Shoab Akhtar

Get 2016 off to a flying start with a new job

Published on Wednesday, 06th January 2016

Take off on a new career path with the help of Oldham Council’s Get Oldham Working team and Manchester Airport.

Councillor Jenny Harrison

Make it your New Year's resolution - foster a teenager

Published on Monday, 04th January 2016

New Year, new challenge? Oldham Council is asking residents to make a new year’s resolution that will change a young person’s life - fostering.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Oldham supports international agreement on climate change

Published on Tuesday, 22nd December 2015

Oldham Council leaders are welcoming a global agreement to tackle climate change which was struck in Paris earlier this month.

Councillor Graham Shuttleworth, Chair of Chadderton District Partnership, and Councillor Eddie Moores, Deputy Cabinet Member for Economy and Enterprise and Chadderton Central ward councillor, with the restored Chadderton crest.

Historic and mysterious crest returned to former splendour

Published on Tuesday, 22nd December 2015

Conservation work has returned an historic and enigmatic Chadderton shield – which was discovered after years hidden away – to its former splendour.

Oldham Care and Support Xmas ring round

Oldham Care and Support Christmas ring round 2015

Published on Monday, 21st December 2015

Oldham Care and Support is set to ring up thousands of their helpline and response customers, many of which are vulnerable and elderly residents, to check they’re safe and sound.

Please find a copyright-free to use image attached of an early architectural impression of the new-build Greenfield Primary School.

Plans approved to increase pupil places at Greenfield Primary School

Published on Wednesday, 16th December 2015

Work to boost the capacity of a Saddleworth primary school has been given the green light by Oldham Council.

Sculpting stories

Gallery Oldham: Sculpting stories

Published on Tuesday, 15th December 2015

The latest exhibition at Gallery Oldham explores the ways in which sculptors have used their art form to tell stories.

Victorian Christmas

Enjoy Victorian Steampunk Saturday

Published on Monday, 14th December 2015

Christmas shoppers will take a step back in time at Oldham Town Centre’s free Victorian Steampunk Saturday (December 19).


Oldham Council awarded funding to tackle domestic violence

Published on Monday, 14th December 2015

Oldham Council has today been given a share of a £3.5 million government grant to make sure that victims of domestic abuse get access to the support they need.