News press releases
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on Friday, 20th January 2017
Oldham will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with services across the borough on Friday 27 January.
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’
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.
Published on Thursday, 17th November 2016
Services usually offered in Access Oldham have been temporarily relocated to the Lees Suite within the Civic Centre.
Published on Thursday, 10th November 2016
Oldham Town Centre will welcome Santa and his team of real reindeers this Saturday (November 12).
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.
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.
Published on Thursday, 20th October 2016
The Old Town Hall’s Lightbox has been switched on for the first time – producing a stunning illuminated night-time vista across the new Parliament Square.
Published on Tuesday, 20th September 2016
Oldham Council has today begun consultation with staff and Trade Unions over potential redundancies in line with budget saving proposals.
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.
Oldham Council is asking for the views of residents as it begins its annual budget consultation process
Published on Tuesday, 06th September 2016
The authority must find savings worth more than £20 million next year as cuts continue to the amount of funding it receives from Government.
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.
Published on Friday, 19th August 2016
More Oldham Council staff will be available to help residents at key periods thanks to a change in working times.
Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016
Households across Oldham are benefitting from warmer and healthier homes thanks to an award-winning home energy scheme.
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.
Published on Wednesday, 09th December 2015
Oldham Council is informing residents about changes and restrictions to services over Christmas and the New Year.
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.
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.
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.
Published on Wednesday, 08th April 2015
Oldham Council has withdrawn a Public Notice that was recently issued.
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.
Published on Monday, 27th October 2014
Oldham Town Centre is to get its first new high-quality public space in decades.
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.
Published on Tuesday, 02nd September 2014
Oldham Council is stepping up its campaign to secure full disabled access at Greenfield Station.
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.
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.
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.
Published on Tuesday, 15th April 2014
Steven Mair is to leave his post as Borough Treasurer at Oldham Council this summer.
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.
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.
Published on Monday, 22nd July 2013
Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Westwood resident for fly-tipping.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Published on Friday, 14th June 2013
Major works to improve Churchill playing fields – the largest in the Saddleworth and Lees area – are nearing completion.
Published on Thursday, 13th June 2013
Teenager Emma O’Donnell is set to take the reins as Oldham’s next Youth Mayor.
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.
Published on Wednesday, 22nd May 2013
Oldham Council is to implement radical new changes in District Working.
Published on Thursday, 16th May 2013
Oldham Council is hosting a visit from a Nobel Peace Prize-winning economist this weekend.
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.
Published on Wednesday, 03rd April 2013
Oldham town centre is set to benefit from a major new free car parking offer.
Published on Monday, 25th March 2013
A restaurant owner has been sentenced after his premises were found to be dirty and unhygienic
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.
Published on Thursday, 14th March 2013
Oldham Council has teamed up with a pioneering team to tackle illegal money lending in the Borough.
Published on Thursday, 24th January 2013
Oldham Council’s Cabinet is set to consider plans to refurbish Oldham War Memorial