News published December 2020
Oldham's Youth Mayor named country's youngest recipient of a New Year Honour
• Samah Khalil, 20, has received a BEM for her work in empowering young people • Samah, from Chadderton, is an ambassador for Oldham and represents the town's young people in a formal and civic role
Oldham People recognised in New Year Honours
Full list of Oldham people recognised in New Year Honours:
Coronavirus business grants: supply chain grants now open
Businesses which directly supply the hospitality and leisure sectors and have been impacted by coronavirus restrictions could benefit from a new cash grant scheme.
Oldhamers encouraged to enter ‘Window Wonderland’ competition
Oldham Council is encouraging local residents to submit their festive window displays into its ‘Window Wonderland’ competition this Christmas as it looks to help brighten up the dark winter nights.
Families given free books in time for Christmas
This Christmas, Oldham Libraries is gifting 1,000 books to families across the borough.
Oldham Care Home residents able to welcome family visitors
Families with loved ones in Oldham care homes will now be able to have more meaningful visits this Christmas – thanks to Oldham Council and its partners.
£41 million Town Investment Plan submitted to boost town centre regeneration
Oldham Town Deal Board has submitted plans to secure £41 million funding as part of the Government’s Towns Fund.
Vulnerable Oldham families to receive nearly £1million this winter
THOUSANDS of Oldham families are set to get financial help for food and other emergency provisions this Christmas.
More than 31,000 illegal cigarettes seized during shop visits
Oldham Trading Standards Officers, supported by Greater Manchester Police, have seized 31,600 cigarettes and 12.5kg of rolling tobacco from three shops.
Oldham Council Music Service set to hit the right notes in their first ever Virtual Christmas Performance
The annual Music Centre Christmas Festival, hosted in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, can’t take place this year. But that’s not stopping Oldham’s Music Service from hitting all the right notes.