Latest press releases

Have your say on proposals for Greenfield Primary School

Published on Tuesday, 27th June 2017

Oldham Council is holding two consultation meetings so people can have their say on updated proposals for a new two-form entry Greenfield Primary School.

Oldham Council announces new partnership with Timewise

Published on Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Oldham Council has announced a new partnership with flexible working experts, Timewise.

Market street comes to Oldham

Co-operative Market Street comes to Oldham

Published on Wednesday, 21st June 2017

Oldham Council will be hosting a co-operative street market, as part of the Your Oldham Festival

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New business feels at home in the Independent Quarter

Published on Tuesday, 20th June 2017

The latest business to open in Oldham’s Independent Quarter is already beginning to feeling right at home.

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Local firm helps council tackle litter

Published on Monday, 19th June 2017

Oldham Council has a new tool in the fight against litter and waste left on our streets.

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Royal honour for Deputy Leader, Abdul Jabbar

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

Councillor Abdul Jabbar has been made an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Lynda Fairhurst OBE

Former Oldham council officer awarded OBE

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

Oldham Council has sent congratulations to its former Head of Lifelong Learning after she was awarded an honour from the Queen.

Our message to residents living in high rise blocks in Oldham

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

Cllr Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Cooperatives, said: “Our thoughts are with those affected by the tragic fire in London.

Oldham Council gains new disability employer accreditation

Published on Friday, 16th June 2017

Oldham Council has been awarded Disability Confident employer status.

Emilie Taylor Exhibition comes to Gallery Oldham

Edgelands: Emilie Taylor at Gallery Oldham

Published on Thursday, 15th June 2017

Emilie Taylor’s brand new exhibition, Edgelands, has opened at Gallery Oldham.

A vision for Prince's Gate at Mumps

Published on Tuesday, 13th June 2017

Oldham Council is set to choose a private developer to take on and deliver the Prince's Gate at Oldham Mumps scheme.

Men’s Health Week 12-18 June

Published on Monday, 12th June 2017

Oldham Council is encouraging men to look after their health and is raising awareness of the issue as part of Men’s Health Week.

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Burnley Brow encourages healthy eating with new community garden

Published on Monday, 12th June 2017

Burnley Brow Community School has officially opened a new community garden to reinforce the benefits of healthy eating and outdoor exercise.

Coppice green dividend

Green Dividend Fund makes a difference in Coppice

Published on Monday, 12th June 2017

Oldham Council’s Green Dividend fund has helped transform a run down and litter strewn area of Coppice.

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Sides of Silence: Remembering the Battle of the Somme

Published on Thursday, 08th June 2017

Oldham Theatre Workshop in association with Oldham Local Studies and Archives will be performing its immersive theatre piece ‘Sides of Silence: Remembering the Battle of the Somme’ on Saturday 1 July.

Let's explore outdoors as part of National Bookstart Week

Published on Friday, 02nd June 2017

Oldham Council libraries are celebrating National Bookstart Week with a range of events throughout the week.

This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia.

The greatest free show on earth continues to attract worldwide attention

Published on Friday, 02nd June 2017

This year’s Whit Friday band contests are set to attract thousands of people to the borough – including musicians from as far afield as Switzerland and Australia.

Follow the Thread exhibition celebrates Oldham’s industrial past

Follow the Thread exhibition celebrates Oldham’s industrial past

Published on Thursday, 01st June 2017

A fascinating exhibition has launched at Gallery Oldham celebrating Oldham’s proud industrial past.

Oldham Celebrates Love Your Local Market

Oldham Council celebrates Love Your Local Market

Published on Wednesday, 31st May 2017

Oldham Council is supporting ‘Love Your Local Market’ for the fifth year in a row with a series of activities and promotions.

Win cinema tickets for the family and save money on your energy bill

Published on Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Oldham Council is giving residents the chance to win cinema tickets for the family when they book an appointment with the Warm Homes Oldham scheme.

Find a new career at the 2017 Get Oldham Working Jobs Fair

Published on Tuesday, 30th May 2017

Residents are invited to attend the Get Oldham Working (GOW) Jobs Fair 2017 at Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre.

Oldham Council opens Books of Condolence for Manchester attack

Published on Wednesday, 24th May 2017

Oldham Council has opened Books of Condolence in memory of all those tragically killed and injured in the terror attack at Manchester Arena.

Statement from Oldham Council Leader, Jean Stretton

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

“Last night’s events at the Manchester Arena are utterly devastating.

Festival Oldham Artwork, Oldham, Oldham town centre

Festival Oldham will be serving up a dollop of fun this bank holiday weekend

Published on Friday, 19th May 2017

Festival Oldham is back this Bank Holiday weekend and is celebrating its twentieth birthday with a feast of delights in Oldham.

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Organise Your Own Street Party with the 'Event in a Box'

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Oldham Council is making it even easier for you to organise and enjoy a street party with your neighbours.

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Oldham Council Aims to Bloom in the Champions of Champions

Published on Monday, 15th May 2017

Oldham Council is launching our annual Bloom and Grow campaign – and we aim to be crowned ‘Champions of Champions’ in the Royal Horticultural Society Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Young people have their say on mental health

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017

A group of young people from Oldham have delivered recommendations on how we can deal better with mental health.

It's foster care fortnight

Published on Friday, 12th May 2017

Oldham Council is asking residents to do something incredible and foster a local child or young person.

Oldham candidates nominated for General Election 2017

Published on Thursday, 11th May 2017

Nominations closed at 4pm today for candidates intending to stand in the General Election on Thursday, June 8.

Funding available for local youth projects and organisations

Published on Thursday, 11th May 2017

Oldham Council is giving local organisations the opportunity to apply for up to £5,000 in funding to improve the borough for young people.