Latest press releases

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.

Collection of WOW beds from previous years

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.

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted an Oldham off licence after mouse droppings were discovered during an inspection.

Oldham off licence prosecuted for food hygiene breaches

Published on Friday, 05th May 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted an Oldham off licence after mouse droppings were discovered during an inspection.

Oldham Council is continuing its tough stance on people who continue to flout laws and blight the borough.

Lawbreakers prosecuted by Oldham Council

Published on Thursday, 04th May 2017

Oldham Council is continuing its tough stance on people who continue to flout laws and blight the borough.

Discover a world of comedy, drama, live music, new writing and storytelling at Oldham Library as the popular live@thelibrary returns for its summer season.

Welcome to the live@thelibrary Summer 2017 season

Published on Wednesday, 03rd May 2017

Discover a world of comedy, drama, live music, new writing and storytelling at Oldham Library as the popular live@thelibrary returns for its summer season.

Oldham Council has been named the North West’s energy efficiency Council of the Year.

Oldham is an energy efficiency champion

Published on Wednesday, 03rd May 2017

Oldham Council has been named the North West’s energy efficiency Council of the Year.

Oldham Library is hosting its first-ever ’Comic Con’ event where everyone is invited to meet their friendly local superheroes for free.

Oldham Library to host first-ever Comic Con

Published on Friday, 28th April 2017

Oldham Library is hosting its first-ever Comic Con event where everyone is invited to meet their friendly local superheroes for free.

Summer is around the corner but the award-winning Warm Homes Oldham scheme is still helping residents to save money on their energy bill.

Warm Homes Oldham changes lives

Published on Monday, 24th April 2017

Summer is around the corner but the award-winning Warm Homes Oldham scheme is still helping residents to save money on their energy bill.

Oldham Council celebrates achievements of cared-for children

Published on Thursday, 20th April 2017

Over 300 cared-for children and young people were nominated for an award at Oldham Council’s annual Stars in Our Eyes event.

An Oldham Council care and support provider has recognised an outstanding employee for taking it upon himself to help local disadvantaged people into work.

Care and support staff who go the extra mile

Published on Wednesday, 12th April 2017

An Oldham Council care and support provider has recognised an outstanding employee for taking it upon himself to help local disadvantaged people into work.

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Oldham Council wants you to get involved in National Gardening Week

Published on Friday, 07th April 2017

As part of this year’s Bloom and Grow campaign Oldham Council is encouraging residents to get their hands mucky in National Gardening Week.

Oldham’s Bookmark Festival is returning this month for a weeklong celebration of all things book related.

Oldham's Bookmark Festival returns this April

Published on Wednesday, 05th April 2017

Oldham’s Bookmark Festival is returning this month for a weeklong celebration of all things book related.

Landlords prosecuted in housing improvement push

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council has prosecuted a number of landlords in a push to improve the standard of housing across the borough.

Free cooking classes to prevent diabetes

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council is delivering free healthy cooking classes to help residents reduce their risk of developing diabetes.

Apprenticeship scheme launch

Oldham Council and Oldham College launch ground breaking horticultural apprenticeship scheme

Published on Tuesday, 04th April 2017

Oldham Council and Oldham College are launching a ground breaking apprenticeship scheme which has its roots firmly in the borough.

Tommy’s Market Raffle

Tommy's market raffle returns for Easter

Published on Monday, 03rd April 2017

Oldham Council is offering shoppers another opportunity to get their hands on some amazing prizes as Tommy’s Market Raffle returns this Easter.

Oldham Council and the Town Centre Business Partnership are inviting residents to Parliament Square for the annual Easter-themed event, Spring into Oldham.

Spring into Oldham returns for Easter

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017

Oldham Council and the Town Centre Business Partnership are inviting residents to Parliament Square for the annual Easter-themed event, Spring into Oldham.

Oldham Council is developing a recipe for success using innovation to create a sustainable local food chain.

Oldham Council hungry to help local food chain

Published on Friday, 31st March 2017

Oldham Council is developing a recipe for success using innovation to create a sustainable local food chain.

New Year New you healthy selfie winner

Getting Oldham active in 2017

Published on Thursday, 30th March 2017

To mark the start of 2017 Oldham Council asked residents to share their “healthy selfies” – and we’ve picked our favourite.

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's Health and Wellbeing Board signs 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.