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The Greatest Free Show on earth returns

Band contest

Published on Tuesday, 17th May 2016

Thousands of people from across the borough and beyond are set to enjoy a spectacular day of free entertainment and fun at the famous Whit Friday band contests.

Oldham Council: Christmas and New Year arrangements


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.

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 Council breaks own financial speed and accuracy benchmarks


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.

Public notice withdrawn by Oldham Council

Oldham Logo

Published on Wednesday, 08th April 2015

Oldham Council has withdrawn a Public Notice that was recently issued.

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.

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.

Council campaigns for disabled access at Greenfield Station

Jim McMahon

Published on Tuesday, 02nd September 2014

Oldham Council is stepping up its campaign to secure full disabled access at Greenfield Station.

Next phase of Old Town Hall development underway in Oldham

Artist's impression of Old Town Hall development.

Published on Monday, 01st September 2014

Work to transform the Old Town Hall into a new seven-screen cinema for Oldham is set to enter a significant new phase.

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.

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.

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 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.

'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.

Westwood resident pleads guilty to fly-tipping

Waste dumpoed in Oldham

Published on Monday, 22nd July 2013

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Westwood resident for fly-tipping.

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


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.

Trade in illegal goods tackled

Illegal goods

Published on Monday, 24th June 2013

Oldham Council is praising the role that residents have played in the campaign to drive illegal cigarette and alcohol traders out of business.

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.

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.

Care home fined for safety breaches

Cllr Jean Stretton

Published on Tuesday, 23rd April 2013

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted the operators of a care home for breaches of health and safety laws after a resident suffered serious burns.

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.

Food inspectors found mouse infestation at restaurant

Dirty stove

Published on Monday, 25th March 2013

A restaurant owner has been sentenced after his premises were found to be dirty and unhygienic

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.

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.

Cabinet to discuss improvements to Oldham War Memorial

Yorkshire Street Oldham

Published on Thursday, 24th January 2013

Oldham Council’s Cabinet is set to consider plans to refurbish Oldham War Memorial

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