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Warm Homes Oldham changes lives

Summer is around the corner but the award-winning Warm Homes Oldham scheme is still helping residents to save money on their energy bill.

Published on Monday, 24th April 2017

Summer is around the corner but the award-winning Warm Homes Oldham scheme is still helping residents to save money on their energy bill.

Oldham Council celebrates achievements of cared-for children

Published on Thursday, 20th April 2017

Over 300 cared-for children and young people were nominated for an award at Oldham Council’s annual Stars in Our Eyes event.

Care and support staff who go the extra mile

An Oldham Council care and support provider has recognised an outstanding employee for taking it upon himself to help local disadvantaged people into work.

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017

An Oldham Council care and support provider has recognised an outstanding employee for taking it upon himself to help local disadvantaged people into work.

Landlords prosecuted in housing improvement push

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council has prosecuted a number of landlords in a push to improve the standard of housing across the borough.

Free cooking classes to prevent diabetes

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council is delivering free healthy cooking classes to help residents reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

Tommy's market raffle returns for Easter

Tommy’s Market Raffle

Published on Monday, 03rd April 2017

Oldham Council is offering shoppers another opportunity to get their hands on some amazing prizes as Tommy’s Market Raffle returns this Easter.

Oldham Council hungry to help local food chain

Oldham Council is developing a recipe for success using innovation to create a sustainable local food chain.

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017

Oldham Council is developing a recipe for success using innovation to create a sustainable local food chain.

Getting Oldham active in 2017

New Year New you healthy selfie winner

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017

To mark the start of 2017 Oldham Council asked residents to share their “healthy selfies” – and we’ve picked our favourite.

Oldham's Health and Wellbeing Board signs NHS statement of support for tobacco control

Oldham Health and Wellbeing Board is committed more than ever to reducing smoking levels in the borough after signing the NHS statement of support for tobacco control.

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017

Oldham Health and Wellbeing Board is committed more than ever to reducing smoking levels in the borough after signing the NHS statement of support for tobacco control.

Royton restaurant fined £12,000 for food hygiene breaches

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Royton restaurant after inspectors found an uncontrolled cockroach infestation and poor cleaning standards.

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Royton restaurant after inspectors found an uncontrolled cockroach infestation and poor cleaning standards.

Unemployed residents gain new green skills

Oldham Council has been helping residents to go green and supporting them to gain new skills – increasing their chances of gaining employment.

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Oldham Council has been helping residents to go green and supporting them to gain new skills – increasing their chances of gaining employment.

Oldham Council strengthens social care workforce

Published on Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Oldham Council is working in collaboration with charity Frontline to develop social workers to help improve the lives of vulnerable children.

Death of Royton North councillor Tony Larkin

Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

It is with great sadness that Oldham Council announces the passing of long-serving Royton North councillor, Tony Larkin.

Oldham's 'hop'tastic beer festival returns this month

Oldham, Beer Festival

Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

Oldham’s annual Beer Festival is back for its 29th year and we’re encouraging everyone to sample the amazing range of popular brews on offer at the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

Registration reminder as Mayoral Election countdown commences

Published on Friday, 24th March 2017

The official countdown to the election to choose the first ever Greater Manchester Mayor has begun

Oldham Council warns residents to prepare for Universal Credit rollout

Published on Friday, 24th March 2017

Oldham Council has warned benefit claimants to prepare for the Government’s rollout of Universal Credit.

Pay your Council Tax by direct debit and you could win a share of £1,000

Published on Thursday, 23rd March 2017

Oldham Council is giving residents a chance to win a share of £1,000.

Oldham Council extends support for care leavers

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Oldham Council is set to increase support for young people leaving the care system by making them exempt from Council Tax.

Autism Awareness Week 2017

Published on Monday, 20th March 2017

Oldham Council is working to increase awareness and understanding of autism across the borough.

Gallery Oldham announces "The Oldham Open 2017"

Published on Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Gallery Oldham is inviting local artists to submit work to the ever popular ‘Oldham Open’.

Fly-tipper fined for dumped waste

Oldham Council has fined another resident for fly-tipping after she dumped her waste in an alleyway.

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

Oldham Council has fined another resident for fly-tipping after she dumped her waste in an alleyway.

Oldham's Ability Roadshow

Published on Friday, 03rd March 2017

Oldham youngsters with disabilities and additional needs are set to try their hand at a variety of sports in special four-day roadshow.

Warning over Council Tax refund scams

Published on Friday, 03rd March 2017

Oldham Council is warning residents to be on their guard after reports emerged of a series of new Council Tax scams.

Firm ordered to pay more than £158,000 following prosecution

Published on Thursday, 02nd March 2017

A Shaw company has been ordered to pay more than £158,000 after it was prosecuted by Oldham Council for breaching health and safety at work legislation.

Oldham to compete in 2017 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards

Work is well underway as Oldham prepares to take part in the Champion of Champions category in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017.

Published on Wednesday, 22nd February 2017

Work is well underway as Oldham prepares to take part in the Champion of Champions category in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals 2017.

£4million to back Oldham business

A £4 million fund is being invested in Oldham to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Published on Tuesday, 21st February 2017

A £4 million fund is being invested in Oldham to help the next generation of local entrepreneurs get their businesses off the ground.

Springhead heroes to be honoured

Oldham Council is set to commemorate two historically significant Springhead heroes.

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

Oldham Council is set to commemorate two historically significant Springhead heroes.

Oldham Council set to finalise budget for 2017/18 and confirm 3.99 per cent Council Tax rise

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

Oldham Council is set to vote to finalise its 2017/18 budget which includes a rise in Council Tax.

Failsworth East by-election result

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

A by-election result was held on Thursday, February 16 in the Failsworth East ward of Oldham Council following the decision by Jim McMahon to step down and concentrate on his duties as an MP.

Union Street West footbridge reopened after refurbishment

Oldham Council has reopened Union Street West footbridge after works to improve its appearance.

Published on Monday, 13th February 2017

Oldham Council has reopened Union Street West footbridge after works to improve its appearance.

Oldham Council recognised for its support for Reservists

Published on Wednesday, 08th February 2017

Oldham Council has been acknowledged for its commitment and support for those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces.

Let's get growing

Published on Wednesday, 08th February 2017

A free, family friendly community event is taking place in Oldham to help bring together people interested in growing.

Appeal for family of Victoria Cross war hero to come forward

Published on Monday, 06th February 2017

Oldham Council is appealing for the family of a Victoria Cross recipient from the First World War to come forward as it prepares to honour his outstanding acts of bravery.

Oldham helps to raise awareness of hate crime

Published on Monday, 06th February 2017

Several workshops and seminars are available across the borough this week as Oldham takes part in Greater Manchester’s Hate Crime Awareness Week (6 – 12 February 2017).

"Illuminate" arts festival comes to Oldham

See Oldham in a new light as three of the town centre’s iconic venues play host to the borough’s first late-night arts festival, Illuminate.

Published on Tuesday, 31st January 2017

See Oldham in a new light as three of the town centre’s iconic venues play host to the borough’s first late-night arts festival, Illuminate.

Oldham Youths 'Listen to the Earth' as part of Holocaust Memorial Day

Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on Friday, 27th January 2017

Oldham Youth Council and Oldham Theatre Workshop members took part in an educational trip to Poland to learn about the Holocaust.

New workshops at Gallery Oldham

Published on Wednesday, 25th January 2017

Gallery Oldham will be holding a number of textile based workshops to celebrate the On the Grid exhibition by artist Ann Sutton, which runs until 4 March.

Cabinet decision on Link Centre

Published on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Oldham Council’s Cabinet tonight made a decision on the future of the Link Centre following an in-depth consultation.

The Tooth Place fills a gap in the Independent Quarter

The Tooth Place fills a gap in the Independent Quarter

Published on Monday, 23rd January 2017

Oldham’s Independent Quarter has got off to a flying start in 2017 with another new business setting up roots in the area.

Candidates nominated for the Failsworth East by-election

Published on Friday, 20th January 2017

Nominations closed at 4pm today for candidates intending to stand in the by-election to be held next month in Failsworth East.

OLDHAM TO MARK HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY 2017

Published on Friday, 20th January 2017

Oldham will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with services across the borough on Friday 27 January.

Oldham Education and Skills Commission a year on

Published on Thursday, 19th January 2017

One year on from the publication of the Oldham Education and Skills Commission (OESC) report big improvements are already visible - but there is still much work to be done.

Discover a world of comedy, drama, new writing and storytelling at live@thelibrary’s spanking new season

As usual Oldham Council libraries are offering a packed programme of events and activities for all ages to enjoy. Running from January through to April we really do have something for everyone.

Published on Wednesday, 18th January 2017

As usual Oldham Council libraries are offering a packed programme of events and activities for all ages to enjoy. Running from January through to April we really do have something for everyone.

A Big Big exhibition at Gallery Oldham

The extraordinary Big Big Camera has been in the collections of Gallery Oldham for many years.

Published on Tuesday, 17th January 2017

The extraordinary Big Big Camera has been in the collections of Gallery Oldham for many years.

Road closures for funeral procession

Published on Friday, 13th January 2017

The funeral of Helena Kotlarova and Zaneta Krokova, the two girls who died in the tragic road traffic accident on New Year’s Eve on Ashton Road, is taking place on Monday.

Failsworth East by-election - Thursday, February 16

Council chamber

Published on Thursday, 12th January 2017

A by-election is to take place in the Failsworth East ward of Oldham Council on Thursday, February 16.

Hobson Street car park reopens

Published on Friday, 06th January 2017

Oldham Council is increasing parking capacity in the town centre with the opening of a new car park.

Ready for a new you?

Published on Tuesday, 03rd January 2017

Eating well, moving more, drinking less and quitting smoking are common resolutions this new year.

A portal to the past for people living with dementia

People living with dementia in Oldham can now return to yesteryear in a nostalgic 1950s-inspired room which helps trigger old and new memories.

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

People living with dementia in Oldham can now return to yesteryear in a nostalgic 1950s-inspired room which helps trigger old and new memories.

MioCare Christmas ring round 2016

MioCare is set to ring up thousands of their careline and response customers, many of whom are vulnerable and elderly residents, to check they’re safe and sound ahead of the festive period.

Published on Wednesday, 21st December 2016

MioCare is set to ring up thousands of their careline and response customers, many of whom are vulnerable and elderly residents, to check they’re safe and sound ahead of the festive period.

Oldham Council's innovative training programme wins national accolade

An Oldham Council training programme has landed a national award for its work in helping residents take control of their lives.

Published on Friday, 16th December 2016

An Oldham Council training programme has landed a national award for its work in helping residents take control of their lives.

Oldham Council staff donate 320 gifts to local children

Oldham Council workers dug deep this Christmas, donating 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.

Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Oldham Council workers dug deep this Christmas, donating 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing.

Oldham Council Supports Grand Litter Pick

Oldham Sixth Form Litter Pick

Published on Tuesday, 13th December 2016

Oldham Council has teamed up with Oldham Sixth Form College, Metrolink and Halfords to carry out a ‘Grand Litter Pick’

Oldham Council confirms Christmas and New Year closure arrangements

Published on Friday, 09th December 2016

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

Greaves Street reopens

Published on Tuesday, 06th December 2016

Oldham Council is informing motorists and pedestrians that Greaves Street in the town centre is now fully open to traffic.

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

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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

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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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