Latest press releases

Royton Town Hall: Public consultation launched

Published on Thursday, 16th November 2017

Oldham Council is launching a public consultation on its proposals for Royton Town Hall and Library.

Oldham Council’s Deputy Leader has received his MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Oldham Council Deputy Leader honoured for services to local government

Published on Tuesday, 14th November 2017

Oldham Council’s Deputy Leader has received his MBE at Buckingham Palace.

Harry Smith, Cllr Shadab Qumer, Joan Smith

Move over your majesty - Oldham has its own platinum couple!

Published on Monday, 13th November 2017

The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate an incredible achievement on November 20 – their seventieth wedding anniversary.

Oldham Lights Switch On, Oldham

Oldham's Christmas Lights Switch-On has the X-Factor

Published on Monday, 13th November 2017

Singing star Saara Aalto – the X-Factor’s very own ‘snow fairy’ – will be the special guest at Oldham’s Christmas Lights Switch-On, Sunday 19 November.

Crucial Crew

Oldham children join in activities to raise awareness of the importance of staying safe

Published on Thursday, 09th November 2017

More than 2,000 primary school pupils have taken part in Crucial Crew - an event to highlight to youngsters the importance of staying safe.

The Big Brush 2017

Let's stop the rot - join in Oldham's Big Brush

Published on Wednesday, 08th November 2017

Oldham Council’s annual toothbrushing campaign is back.

Oldham Remembrance

Borough to fall silent for Remembrance Services

Published on Tuesday, 07th November 2017

Oldham Council is honouring the fallen on Sunday 12 November.

Oldham Bloom and Grow

Oldham flourishes in North West in Bloom Awards

Published on Monday, 06th November 2017

We have once again scooped the Best City prize at the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious North West in Bloom competition.

Oldham Council praised for helping residents save money on energy bills

Published on Thursday, 02nd November 2017

Oldham Council is the best council in the country for supporting community energy projects.

Oldham Council is calling on every school pupil in the borough to pick up at least one piece of rubbish every day to help their school be crowned litter champions.

Oldham schools are going head-to-head in borough-wide litter-picking competition

Published on Wednesday, 01st November 2017

Oldham Council is calling on every school pupil in the borough to pick up at least one piece of rubbish every day to help their school be crowned litter champions.

School pupils are 'snow' joke when it comes to picking gritter names

Published on Monday, 30th October 2017

We’ve been snowed under with entries for our ‘Name a Gritter’ competition and now we can reveal the winners.

Father Christmas and his team of real reindeer – direct from the North Pole – will be parading through Oldham town centre on Saturday 4 November.

Santa and his reindeer fly into Oldham for reindeer parade

Published on Friday, 27th October 2017

Father Christmas and his team of real reindeer – direct from the North Pole – will be parading through Oldham town centre on Saturday 4 November.

Oldham Spooktacular

Oldham Council prepares for Halloween with ‘Spooktacular’ event

Published on Monday, 23rd October 2017

Prepare to be frightened in the town centre this Halloween as the annual Oldham Spooktacular event is back - and it promises to be scarier than ever.

Walter Mills Image

Oldham Council set to remember war hero - 100 years on

Published on Monday, 23rd October 2017

Oldham Council is set to remember the third recipient from the borough to be awarded the Victoria Cross – exactly 100 years since his exceptional act of bravery.

Oldham Council urges UC rethink

Published on Thursday, 19th October 2017

Oldham Council leaders have met with Department of Work and Pensions officials to urge a rethink on Universal Credit (UC).

Public Health, Get Oldham Growing, Duncan Selbie

Public Health Chiefs visit Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 17th October 2017

Oldham welcomed the Chief Executive of Public Health England yesterday to discuss the great work going on in the borough and priorities moving forward.

Research School launches in Oldham

Published on Friday, 13th October 2017

A ‘Research School’ is being launched to boost the quality of teaching in Oldham.

Oldham Council’s ‘Big Bang’ bonfire celebrations are returning for the sixth year – and the free event is going to be our biggest and best yet.

The Big Bang is back - Oldham's civic bonfire promises feast of fire

Published on Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Oldham Council’s ‘Big Bang’ bonfire celebrations are returning for the sixth year – and the free event is going to be our biggest and best yet.

Family Life Competition

Published on Monday, 09th October 2017

Win tickets with Oldham Coliseum

Christmas events in Oldham town centre

Published on Friday, 06th October 2017

Free Christmas events in Oldham town centre

Older people living across Oldham can now access free Wi-Fi within their communal lounges thanks to a partnership between Oldham Council and Housing & Care 21.

Residents get connected for Get Online Week

Published on Friday, 06th October 2017

Older people living across Oldham can now access free Wi-Fi within their communal lounges thanks to a partnership between Oldham Council and Housing & Care 21.

Oldham Town Centre Masterplan - Consultation dates announced

Published on Friday, 06th October 2017

Oldham Council has announced a full schedule of dates and venues for the public consultation on its plans for a new look town centre.

Gritter and Fida Hussain

Name the magnificent seven as they drive into Oldham...

Published on Friday, 06th October 2017

It’s the end of an era in Oldham….

Halloween Oldham

Frightful Halloween events for all the family

Published on Wednesday, 04th October 2017

Get your capes, witches hats, brooms and fangs ready for frightfully fun events in Oldham town centre this Halloween.

Residents drive up Oldham's recycling rate

Published on Wednesday, 04th October 2017

Residents are answering Oldham Council’s call to go green and help boost the borough’s recycling rates.

Oldham Council announce Redrow Homes as site developers at Counthill

Published on Tuesday, 03rd October 2017

Oldham Council has announced its preferred construction partner to redevelop the former Counthill school site.

Oldham Council joins in with Autism Hour

Published on Monday, 02nd October 2017

Oldham Council is working with a range of organisations taking simple steps to make its services more accessible for people with autism.

Economy and Skills team.

Oldham Council named ‘Employer of the Year’

Published on Monday, 02nd October 2017

Oldham Council has been named ‘Employer of the Year’ as part of The Growth Company’s first ever Skills for Employment Awards Ceremony.

Black history month at Failsworth Library

Published on Friday, 29th September 2017

As part of October’s Black History Month, Failsworth Library is hosting a series of events celebrating Oldham’s ‘New Communities’.

Saddleworth School planning applications 'go live'

Published on Wednesday, 27th September 2017

Four planning applications related to the proposed new Saddleworth School are ‘going live’ for public consultation and comments from today (Wednesday, September 27).