Latest press releases

Oldham's Big Bang has the X-Factor for 2014

The Big Bang fireworks display on Oldham Edge 2013

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Oldham’s hugely-popular civic bonfire is back for 2014 – and this year it’s got The X Factor.

John Hogan

Oldham Remembers Sergeant John Hogan 100 years on

Published on Tuesday, 21st October 2014

Oldham Council is set to commemorate the first man from the borough to be awarded a Victoria Cross in World War One - exactly 100 years since his outstanding act of bravery.

Councillor Amanda Chadderton.

Plans approved to expand Propps Hall Primary School

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014

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

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Oldham hosts peace conference

Published on Monday, 20th October 2014

Oldham Council has hosted a summit looking at how residents can help those suffering through conflict and prevent war damaging community relations in Britain.

Public Health

Keep your children safe from alcohol

Published on Friday, 17th October 2014

Oldham Council and partners are backing a regional campaign “Let’s Look again at Alcohol” to protect more young people from alcohol.

Bloom and Grow 2014

Oldham triumphs again and takes Best City Award at Britain in Bloom 2014

Published on Friday, 17th October 2014

Oldham has scooped gold and the title of Best City* at the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom competition.

Councillor Fida Hussain, Mayor of Oldham and his wife Tanvir.
Stoptober case study

Stoptober - Mayor of Oldham's story

Published on Thursday, 16th October 2014

A large number of local residents are taking on Stoptober this month to quit smoking. They may take inspiration from Oldham’s first citizen.

Photo of Royton Town Centre

New owners of Royton Precinct boost regeneration proposals

Published on Thursday, 16th October 2014

Oldham Council’s redevelopment plans for Royton town centre have received a boost after the precinct was bought by new owners.

Anir Hussain

New centre is a smash hit

Published on Wednesday, 15th October 2014

A new community centre opened by Oldham Council is proving a smash hit with residents.

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Chadderton Secure Homes Project helps to cut burglaries

Published on Tuesday, 14th October 2014

Oldham Council is ensuring Chadderton residents do not become repeat burglary victims due to co-operative working with Greater Manchester Police.

Get Oldham Working: #GOW60min and boost for jobseekers

Published on Tuesday, 14th October 2014

A new campaign to give jobseekers a boost is taking shape in Oldham.

Make a difference during Local Democracy Week

Published on Monday, 13th October 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to make a difference to their borough as part of Local Democracy Week.

Oldham Athletic backs Stoptober campaign

Published on Wednesday, 08th October 2014

Oldham’s Stop Smoking Service has teamed up with Oldham Athletic to encourage people to kick their smoking habit as part of Stoptober.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Funding set to boost first Shaw and Lees traders

Published on Tuesday, 07th October 2014

Oldham Council’s scheme to support new and existing independent traders in Shaw and Lees district centres could soon start paying dividends.

Jim and Guy Barlow

The Grapes Hotel returns to Oldham's Independent Quarter

Published on Friday, 03rd October 2014

A familiar name from years gone by is set to make a return to Oldham’s Independent Quarter.

Cllr Abdul Jabbar

Council consults with staff over budget proposals for 2015/16

Published on Thursday, 02nd October 2014

Oldham Council has begun formal discussions with staff and trade unions on proposals to make an estimated £35 million in budget savings during 2015/16.

Warm Homes Oldham

Warm Homes Oldham makes a real difference to the lives of residents

Published on Thursday, 02nd October 2014

The successes of Warm Homes Oldham have been celebrated at an event to launch this winter’s scheme.

Cllr Dave Hibbert

Work complete on Milnrow Road junction

Published on Wednesday, 01st October 2014

Oldham Council has completed work installing new traffic control measures on a Shaw road junction.

Councillor Arooj Shah.

Do it online: It's quick, safe and flexible

Published on Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Oldham Council has launched new online forms to provide residents with a quicker, efficient and cost-effective service.

New Bridge School

Contractors chosen for new special school

Published on Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Oldham Council and sponsors New Bridge School are pleased to announce contractors Extraspace Solutions (UK) ltd has been chosen to build the borough’s new £6.25m special school.

Cllr Jean Stretton

Have your say on £120,000 planned investment in Shaw Market

Published on Friday, 26th September 2014

Residents and traders are being asked to have their say on Oldham Council’s plans to invest £120,000 in Shaw Market and help the district thrive.

Councillor Jenny Harrison

Oldham's teenage pregnancy rates are lowest since National strategy began

Published on Wednesday, 24th September 2014

The borough has seen one of the biggest falls in teenage pregnancies in the country, thanks to the outstanding work of the Oldham Teenage Pregnancy Partnership.

Crossley centre

Council celebrates opening of The Crossley Centre

Published on Monday, 22nd September 2014

Oldham Council has officially unveiled a new community centre on Central Chadderton’s Crossley estate.

Council Tax Reduction scheme consultation: have your say

Published on Friday, 19th September 2014

Oldham Council is asking residents to have their say on our proposed Council Tax Reduction (CTR) scheme for 2015-16.

Dementia

Creating a dementia friendly Oldham

Published on Thursday, 18th September 2014

Oldham Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are supporting a campaign to help people develop a better understanding of dementia and help people to live well with the disease.

Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, with Munira Mirza (OESC board), Estelle Morris (OESC Chair) and Sam Jones (OESC Task Group)

Star pupils' return boosts Oldham Education and Skills Commission

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014

The new group tasked with promoting learning and educational excellence across Oldham has met for the first time.

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Fly-tipper arrested after flying home from holiday

Published on Tuesday, 16th September 2014

A fly-tipper’s holiday ended on a sour note when he was arrested at Manchester Airport.

Teleman

Get It Loud In Libraries returns

Published on Monday, 15th September 2014

Oldham Council is delighted to welcome two hotly-tipped bands to the borough as part of the ‘Get It Loud in Libraries’ (GILIL) series.

Cllr Norman Briggs

Oldham Council assisting after Manchester Dogs' Home tragedy

Published on Friday, 12th September 2014

Oldham Council is working with local partners to help deal with the aftermath of the Manchester Dogs’ Home blaze.

Jim McMahon

Oldham gets animated over budget challenge

Published on Friday, 12th September 2014

Oldham Council’s innovative approach to tackling its budget challenge is striking a chord – not just with residents but with other UK local authorities.