Saddleworth and Lees accounts for 52% of the of the land to the east of the Borough.
The area has open countryside, river valleys and villages (Denshaw, Delph, Dobcross, Diggle, Uppermill and Greenfield), and in the more heavily populated western part of the district, Scouthead, Austerlands, Friezland, Grasscroft, Lydgate, Grotton, Springhead and Lees.
The district is west of the Pennines, and is mainly in the boundaries of Saddleworth Parish Council and historically the West Riding of Yorkshire. Some of the heather moorland areas (including Dove Stone Reservoir) are in the Peak District National Park.
The Huddersfield Narrow Canal runs through the villages of Diggle, Uppermill, Greenfield.
How decisions about your neighbourhood are made
All the elected members for the Saddleworth and Lees District Wards regularly come together as the District Executive to discuss and make decisions about things that affect local people.
The District Executive sets the local priorities in the District Plan, and works closely with services and partners to achieve these priorities.
Its led by the District Executive Chair, who is supported by the Vice Chair. The Chair and Vice Chair champion the interests of the district at a borough-wide level and support many important events and initiatives throughout the district.
- Saddleworth and Lees District Executive Lead: Cllr Steve Hewitt
Meet with the District Executive
District Executive meetings are open to the public to come and observe. You can also submit questions to your elected members to be answered at the District Executive meeting. The minutes and agendas of these meetings are all available on-line.
If you would like to submit a question to the District Executive you can do so by letter, email or in person at any time before noon, two clear working days before the meeting. Please see the published agenda for further details.
Please be aware that there is a District Partnership meeting immediately before the District Executive. Whilst we will always seek to respond fully to questions submitted to the District Executive, questions submitted close to the 15 minute deadline are more likely to be answered fully by a written response following the meeting .
Challenge a decision made by the District Executive
If you disagree with a decision made by your District Executive, you can collect 100 signatures to force the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to review the decision.
There are some exceptions, details available in the petition template.
Love where you live
Love where you live is about everybody doing their bit to help make Oldham a great place to live.
Your District Team
Your District Team works at district level to improve the neighbourhoods they serve. The team is led by a District Co-ordinator who works with a wide range of services and organisations to meet the unique needs of the District.
Your District Co-ordinator is Lisa MacDonald
Councillors and ward surgeries
Find out who your local Councillors are.
Councillors hold regular ward surgeries where you can discuss any issues in your neighbourhood.
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