Latest press releases

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.

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

Royton restaurant fined £12,000 for food hygiene breaches

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.

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

Unemployed residents gain new green skills

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.

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Oldham Council to launch new traditional market in Chadderton

Published on Wednesday, 29th March 2017

Oldham Council is launching a new traditional market in the heart of Chadderton on Wednesday 5 April.

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.

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

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.

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New vision for Oldham Coliseum Theatre in Cultural Quarter

Published on Monday, 27th March 2017

The latest vision for the new Oldham Coliseum Theatre is being released today ahead of the submission of a planning application.

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.

30 hours free childcare - parent survey

Published on Tuesday, 21st March 2017

Oldham Council is seeking the views of parents/carers of children aged four years and under about the introduction of 30 hours free childcare in the borough.

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.

Oldham Library to host first-ever digital fest

Oldham Library to host first-ever digital festival

Published on Monday, 20th March 2017

Oldham is to host its first-ever Digital Festival to improve resident's digital skills with hands-on advice, workshops and tips to help you get on in work and life.

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Residents Check in to Manchester Airport Jobs Fair

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017

More than 200 Oldham residents attended the Get Oldham Working Jobs Fair arranged in conjunction with Manchester Airport and Airport Academy.

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Oldham Council to lead new european community energy project

Published on Friday, 17th March 2017

Oldham Council has welcomed visitors from across Europe ahead of the start of a new project to help develop community energy schemes.

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’.

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Demolition of gas holder could speed up regeneration, council to hear

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

Oldham Council is to discuss proposals to demolish the redundant gas holder at Hollinwood Junction – paving the way for regeneration and job creation.

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

Fly-tipper fined for dumped waste

Published on Monday, 13th March 2017

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

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Failure to sign up to landlord scheme results in fine

Published on Monday, 06th March 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a private landlord who failed to obtain a licence for the property he rents out.

International Women’s Day - Wednesday 8 March

Published on Monday, 06th March 2017

"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," - Gloria Steinem

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.

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.

Oldham to compete in 2017 RHS Britain in Bloom Awards

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.

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

£4million to back Oldham business

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.

Update statement re local schools

Published on Monday, 20th February 2017

Oldham Council is issuing an update following media coverage about local schools at the weekend.

‘The Big Flip’ returns for another year

Published on Monday, 20th February 2017

Oldham Council is inviting all young pancake-flipping enthusiasts to Tommyfield Market to take part in this year’s ‘The Big Flip’ competition.

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

Springhead heroes to be honoured

Published on Friday, 17th February 2017

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