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Warm Homes Oldham scoops national award

Pioneering scheme Warm Homes Oldham has scooped another national accolade.

Published on Monday, 05th December 2016

Pioneering scheme Warm Homes Oldham has scooped another national accolade.

New gritter Nicole Saltslinger has X-Factor

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger.

Published on Friday, 02nd December 2016

After an avalanche of interest and suggestions Oldham Council can reveal the name of our new gritter is Nicole Saltslinger.

Bikeability sessions are wheelie good news for Oldham

Councillor Fida Hussain with Children from Copus Cristie.

Published on Tuesday, 29th November 2016

Oldham Council has secured a Bikeability training grant of £334,807 from the Department of Transport to help deliver cycle training for primary school children in Oldham.

Access Oldham temporarily relocated

Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016

Services usually offered in Access Oldham have been temporarily relocated to the Lees Suite within the Civic Centre.

Oldham town centre welcomes Santa and his Real Reindeers

Oldham, Reindeer Parade

Published on Thursday, 10th November 2016

Oldham Town Centre will welcome Santa and his team of real reindeers this Saturday (November 12).

Oldham Council is honouring the fallen on Sunday, November 13

Remembrance Sunday

Published on Wednesday, 09th November 2016

Remembrance Sunday services will be taking place at venues across the borough, held in conjunction with branches of the Royal British Legion.

Oldham Triumphs again and takes best city award at North West in Bloom 2016

Bloom and Grow Winner 2016

Published on Friday, 28th October 2016

Oldham has dug deep to retain its title of Best City* at the prestigious North West in Bloom competition.

Oldham’s youth to have its say

Published on Tuesday, 13th September 2016

Oldham Youth Council, as a member organization the UK Youth Parliament, is taking part in the annual Make Your Mark ballot, the largest consultation of young people in the country.

PLANS TO HONOUR OLDHAM’S GOLDEN GIRL

Oldham’s golden girl Nicola White could soon be awarded a rare Civic Honour for her Olympic hockey heroics.

Published on Friday, 02nd September 2016

Oldham’s golden girl Nicola White could soon be awarded a rare Civic Honour for her Olympic hockey heroics.

Warm Homes Oldham Scheme saves residents £600,000

warm homes

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016

Households across Oldham are benefitting from warmer and healthier homes thanks to an award-winning home energy scheme.

Three weekly waste collection scheme approved for Oldham

Cllr Brownridge

Published on Monday, 27th June 2016

Oldham Council’s Cabinet has approved proposals to change the way rubbish and recycling is collected across the borough.

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.

Candidates for local elections on Thursday, May 5

Council chamber

Published on Friday, 08th April 2016

Nominations for candidates in next month's elections closed yesterday at 4pm (April 7).

Local Elections: Prospective candidates and agents briefing

Council chamber

Published on Tuesday, 01st March 2016

Oldham Council is inviting prospective candidates and agents interested in standing in the forthcoming local elections to attend an information briefing.

Shopkeeper sentenced for underage alcohol sale

Cllr Dave Hibbert

Published on Wednesday, 03rd February 2016

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

Council backs register to vote campaign

Council chamber

Published on Monday, 01st February 2016

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

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

Jean Stretton, Oldham Council Leader

Published on Wednesday, 27th January 2016

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

Special meeting to select new Oldham Council Leader

Council Chamber

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 Council: Christmas and New Year arrangements

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Published on Wednesday, 09th December 2015

Oldham Council is informing residents about changes and restrictions to services over Christmas and the New Year.

Cabinet considers plans to create a Digital Enterprise Hub

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Friday, 13th November 2015

Oldham Council is set to consider plans to set up a new Digital Enterprise Hub in the heart of the Independent Quarter.

Candidates for Oldham West and Royton by-election - Thursday, December 3

Published on Monday, 09th November 2015

A by-election is to take place in the Oldham West and Royton parliamentary constituency on Thursday, December 3.

Council pays its respects to Honorary Alderman and former Mayor

Jack Armitage

Published on Thursday, 05th November 2015

Oldham Council has expressed sympathy following the death of an Honorary Alderman of the Borough and former Mayor.

Cabinet member goes back to school

Abdul Jabbar

Published on Friday, 23rd October 2015

An Oldham councillor has gone back to school.

Cabinet: Phased programme for cultural and heritage projects

Cllr Jim McMahon

Published on Friday, 18th September 2015

Oldham Council is to consider a new phased programme setting out robust plans to deliver a Heritage Centre and Coliseum Theatre – and ensure a brighter future for important heritage buildings.

Oldham Youth Council takes its message into Europe

Youth Council

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.

Alarming success for council at awards

Published on Thursday, 09th July 2015

Oldham Council’s Risk and Insurance Team has been awarded a prestigious national award for its work.

New Youth Mayor sworn in

Jim and Saskia

Published on Thursday, 25th June 2015

Teenager Saskia Edwards Korolczuk has been sworn in as the new Youth Mayor of Oldham.

Oldham Council Leader welcomes appointment of GM interim mayor

Jim McMahon

Published on Friday, 29th May 2015

The Leader of Oldham Council has welcomed today’s selection of Tony Lloyd as the interim mayor of Greater Manchester.

New Cabinet line-up for Oldham Council

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

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Oldham Council has appointed a new-look Cabinet to lead the Borough in 2015/6.

Oldham Council breaks own financial speed and accuracy benchmarks

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Published on Wednesday, 20th May 2015

Oldham Council – the fastest public body to close its final accounts last year – has again beaten its own benchmark-setting yardstick in this field.

Oldham Council to webcast Local Election results on Friday, May 8

Published on Wednesday, 06th May 2015

Oldham Council is set to webcast the results of its local elections live for the very first time.

Candidates for elections on Thursday, May 7

Published on Thursday, 09th April 2015

Nominations for candidates in next month's elections closed at 4pm today (April 9).

Old Town Hall: New images and updates on flagship project

Oldham Old Town Hall

Published on Thursday, 26th March 2015

Oldham Council is releasing a gallery of stunning new images as part of its latest update on the progress of the flagship Old Town Hall development.

Moved house? Make sure you haven't lost your ability to vote

Council chamber

Published on Tuesday, 24th March 2015

Oldham residents who have moved house in the last 18 months are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote at the right address.

Oldham Council Leader 'disappointed' by Budget

Jim McMahon

Published on Wednesday, 18th March 2015

The Leader of Oldham Council has responded to today’s Budget announcement by Chancellor George Osbourne.

Prospective candidates and agents - Pre-election briefing

Published on Tuesday, 17th February 2015

Oldham Council is inviting prospective candidates and agents interested in standing in the forthcoming elections to attend an information briefing.

Register to vote or lose out

Council chamber

Published on Thursday, 05th February 2015

Oldham Council is urging residents to make sure they are registered to vote.

Christmas and New Year closure arrangements confirmed by Oldham Council

Christmas closure

Published on Friday, 12th December 2014

Oldham Council is publicising details of restricted services over Christmas and the New Year.

Council Leader is sixth most influential in local government

Jim McMahon

Published on Thursday, 04th December 2014

The Leader of Oldham Council has been named as one of the most influential people in local government.

New team to drive Oldham forward

Oldham Logo

Published on Friday, 28th November 2014

Oldham Council has appointed two new executive directors.

'The Big Bang': Final running order and line-up confirmed

The Big Bang fireworks display on Oldham Edge 2013

Published on Monday, 03rd November 2014

Oldham Council can reveal the final arrangements and running order for ‘The Big Bang’ at Oldham Edge on Bonfire Night.

Devo Manc: Greater Manchester and Govt reach trailblazing agreement

Devo Manc

Published on Monday, 03rd November 2014

Greater Manchester has today, Monday 3 November 2014, agreed an historic devolution settlement with Government.

Parliament Square: New quality public space and restaurants for Oldham

Parliament Square, Oldham

Published on Monday, 27th October 2014

Oldham Town Centre is to get its first new high-quality public space in decades.

Oldham Council assisting after Manchester Dogs' Home tragedy

Cllr Norman Briggs

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.

Make sure you are registered to vote

The Council cahmber

Published on Thursday, 11th September 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to make sure they are on the electoral register.

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.

Oldham Council - National Industrial Action - Thursday, July 10

Oldham Logo

Published on Monday, 07th July 2014

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

Foxdenton Lane/Broadway information released

Jim McMahon

Published on Tuesday, 01st July 2014

Oldham Council has now released all information requested by campaigners about the mixed use employment and housing development off Foxdenton Lane and Broadway.

New Youth Mayor takes office in Oldham

Youth mayor

Published on Thursday, 26th June 2014

Teenager Daisy Murphy has taken over the reins as Oldham’s Youth Mayor.

Jim McMahon confirmed as 'Leader Elect' of LGA Labour Group

Jim McMahon

Published on Monday, 09th June 2014

The Leader of Oldham Council has been successful in his bid to take one of the most influential jobs in local government.

Owners prosecuted for poor hygiene and safety at takeaway

Dead mice

Published on Wednesday, 04th June 2014

The owners of a takeaway where three dead mice were found have been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council for food hygiene offences.

Oldham Council on track to beat 50-year finance record

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Published on Thursday, 29th May 2014

Oldham Council is on track to become the quickest local government body to publish its accounts in half a century.

Oldham Council set to appoint new Chief Executive

Chief Executive Carolyn Wilkins.

Published on Wednesday, 28th May 2014

Oldham Council’s cross-party Selection Committee has recommended the appointment of Carolyn Wilkins as its new permanent Chief Executive.

Oldham Council: Local Elections - Thursday, May 22

Council chamber

Published on Tuesday, 20th May 2014

Oldham Council is reminding residents that local elections are taking place on Thursday, May 22.

Important information for voters in local elections in St James

Council chamber

Published on Monday, 12th May 2014

Voters in the St James ward are reminded that two seats are up for election when they go to the polls on Thursday, May 22.

Candidates for Oldham Council local elections on May 22

Oldham Logo

Published on Thursday, 24th April 2014

Nominations for candidates in next month's Oldham Council elections closed at 4pm today (April 24).

Oldham Council urges residents to register to vote

Oldham Logo

Published on Thursday, 17th April 2014

Oldham Council is urging residents to ensure they are registered to take part in the European and Local Elections which are taking place on Thursday, May 22.

Borough Treasurer to leave Oldham Council

Steven Mair, Treasurer, Oldham Council

Published on Tuesday, 15th April 2014

Steven Mair is to leave his post as Borough Treasurer at Oldham Council this summer.

Oldham Athletic: Council leader hails North Stand steel

Neil Joy, Latics’ Chief Executive with Jim McMahon, Oldham Council Leader, and Simon Corney, Latics’ Chairman in front of the new North Stand.

Published on Tuesday, 08th April 2014

Oldham Athletic’s stadium regeneration is taking shape with the first steelwork now firmly in place on the Oldham Council-backed scheme.

Shaw and Crompton celebrate 150 years of Local Government

Crompton

Published on Thursday, 06th March 2014

Shaw and Crompton are set to mark 150 years of Local Government in the district.

Oldham's Councillor Jim McMahon wins 'Leader of the Year' award

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

Published on Wednesday, 26th February 2014

Councillor Jim McMahon, Leader of Oldham Council, has been honoured nationally for his outstanding leadership at the C’llr Achievement Awards.

Council scheme helps gym secure funding

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Thursday, 06th February 2014

Oldham Council has helped a town centre gym secure funding worth £35,000 through our Employee Volunteering Scheme (EVS).

Council Tax freeze proposed for Oldham residents

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Published on Thursday, 16th January 2014

Oldham Council is proposing a freeze in Council Tax despite continuing pressures on its budgets.

Oldham Council shortlisted for 'Council of the Year'

Published on Thursday, 09th January 2014

Oldham Council has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Council of the Year’ category at the 2014 Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

Oldham Council: Chief Executive transition arrangements

Carolyn Wilkins

Published on Thursday, 19th December 2013

Oldham Council can now confirm final arrangements for the departure of Charlie Parker as Chief Executive.

Oldham Council: Christmas and New Year arrangements

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Published on Monday, 02nd December 2013

Oldham Council is publicising details of restricted services during the Christmas and New Year period.

Chadderton Town Hall centenary: step back into 'Edwardian Splendour'

Chadderton Town Hall

Published on Thursday, 31st October 2013

Oldham Council and Chadderton Historical Society are set to mark 100 years of Chadderton Town Hall.

'The Big Bang': Entertainment line-up taking shape

Juggling Inferno

Published on Tuesday, 22nd October 2013

Oldham Council is revealing further details of the free entertainment line-up on offer at ‘The Big Bang’ on Bonfire Night.

Full Council set to discuss annual co-operative report

Council chamber

Published on Thursday, 17th October 2013

Councillors are set to set to discuss the latest annual report on Oldham’s Co-operative approach.

'Business as usual' as Oldham Council plans for the future

Carolyn Wilkin sspeaking at 2013 Staff Conference

Published on Monday, 14th October 2013

Oldham Council is set to confirm interim arrangements paving the way for the selection of its next Chief Executive.

Local Democracy Week: 2013

(young) Democracy in action

Published on Friday, 11th October 2013

Oldham Council is set to run a series of events as part of Local Democracy Week 2013.

New way forward for Unity Partnership and Oldham Council

Emma Alexander

Published on Thursday, 26th September 2013

Oldham Council and the Unity Partnership are making significant changes in their future relationship to deliver improved services and value for money.

Chief Executive Charlie Parker to leave Oldham Council

Cheif Executive Charlie Parker to leave Oldham Council

Published on Thursday, 19th September 2013

Charlie Parker is set to leave his post as Chief Executive of Oldham Council to take up one of the top jobs in Local Government.

Interactive public question time

Council chamber

Published on Monday, 02nd September 2013

Oldham Council is again asking residents to join in next week’s Full Council meeting from the comfort of their own homes.

Mayor and Youth Mayor to open new Royton Work Club

Mayor John Hudson and Mayoress Kathleen Hudson

Published on Wednesday, 17th July 2013

A new work club for Royton is opening this week as part of the ‘Get Oldham Working’ campaign.

Cabinet approves set-up of The Oldham Enterprise Trust

Akhtar,Shoab,councillor,Labour,Werneth

Published on Monday, 15th July 2013

Oldham Council is taking the next crucial step in its campaign to Get Oldham Working – setting up The Oldham Enterprise Trust.

Oldham Council puts social value at heart of procurement.

Harrison,Jenny,Councillor,Labour,Alexandra

Published on Friday, 12th July 2013

Oldham Council is putting social value at the heart of how it spends every pound when buying goods and services.

Youth Mayor honored by Oldham College.

Council Chamber

Published on Friday, 28th June 2013

Students at Oldham College have made a Roll of Honour for Oldham’s Youth Mayor – showing the level of respect that young people have for the post.

Bloom and Grow: Private gardens competition

Hibbert,David,councillor,Labour,Chadderton,North

Published on Friday, 28th June 2013

Oldham Council is set to launch the annual private gardens competition - as part of this year’s Bloom and Grow campaign.

Oldham council set to sign Armed Forces Community Covenant

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Thursday, 27th June 2013

Oldham Council will mark Armed Forces Day on Saturday (June 29) by announcing that it plans to sign the Armed Forces Community Covenant.

Churchhill Playing Fields: Final works now underway

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Friday, 14th June 2013

Major works to improve Churchill playing fields – the largest in the Saddleworth and Lees area – are nearing completion.

New Youth Mayor to take office

Jim McMahon

Published on Thursday, 13th June 2013

Teenager Emma O’Donnell is set to take the reins as Oldham’s next Youth Mayor.

Young people get involved from an early age

Cllr Susan Dearden

Published on Friday, 07th June 2013

Young people in Chadderton are playing their part in local democracy and helping to highlight the issues that are important to them.

Oldham Council finalises 2012/13 accounts in just 61 days

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Published on Wednesday, 05th June 2013

Oldham Council is believed to be the first public sector body in the country to close its final accounts for 2012/13 – in just 61 days.

70 Years of School Dinners: Dishing up a 1940's-Themed menu

Amanda chadderton

Published on Thursday, 23rd May 2013

Oldham Council’s Educational Catering Service and East Crompton St James’ primary school are dishing up a special 1940’s-themed school dinner for pupils.

Council approves radical next steps for District Working

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

Oldham Council is to implement radical new changes in District Working.

Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist to visit Oldham Council

Peace Prize

Published on Thursday, 16th May 2013

Oldham Council is hosting a visit from a Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist this weekend.

Oldham's new free car parking offer starts this weekend

Councillor Shoab Akhtar discusses free parking proposals with local traders

Published on Wednesday, 03rd April 2013

Oldham town centre is set to benefit from a major new free car parking offer.

Oldham Council plans ahead for 2014/5 budget

Pay it icon

Published on Wednesday, 20th March 2013

Oldham Council is publishing new proposals designed to balance its budget for the financial year 2014/5.

Town Centres project: Oldham working with Greater Manchester partners

Artists impression of Town Hall redevelopment.

Published on Monday, 18th March 2013

Town centres in Greater Manchester are working together on a unique plan to ensure they co-ordinate to earn new investment and achieve the greatest possible success.

Royton South by-election result

Published on Friday, 15th March 2013

A by-election was held on Thursday, March 14 in the Royton South ward of Oldham Council following the death of Councillor Phil Harrison.

Do not let loan sharks get their teeth into you

Luanch of campaign to tackle loan sharks

Published on Thursday, 14th March 2013

Oldham Council has teamed up with a pioneering team to tackle illegal money lending in the Borough.

Better Connected: Oldham Council website gets top UK billing

Jim McMahon

Published on Tuesday, 05th March 2013

Oldham Council has been independently rated by industry experts as having one of the best local authority websites in the UK.

Council Tax rise proposals under consideration

Jabbar,Abdul,councillor,Labour,Coldhurst

Published on Tuesday, 22nd January 2013

Oldham Council is set to consider proposals to increase Council Tax by 3.5 per cent from April 1 this year.

Would be cab driver attempted to bribe officer

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Thursday, 06th December 2012

Oldham Council is believed to be one of the first local authorities in the country to be involved in a successful prosecution under new bribery legislation.

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