Latest press releases

Oldham Remembers 100 years since the end of the Battle of Passchendaele

Battle of Passchendale

Published on Thursday, 21st September 2017

Oldham is set to host a weekend of commemorative events to mark 100 years since the end of one of the bloodiest and muddiest battles in World War One – Passchendaele.

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Plenty of job opportunities on offer at Get Oldham Working jobs fair

Published on Thursday, 14th September 2017

More than 500 job-related opportunities will be on show to Oldham residents as the annual Get Oldham Working (GOW) Festival of Work event returns.

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Plans to transform Royton Town Hall revealed

Published on Wednesday, 13th September 2017

Oldham Council has announced major upgrade and improvement plans for the historic Royton Town Hall in its latest regeneration scheme.

Oldham Town Centre Masterplan: public consultation launched

Published on Wednesday, 13th September 2017

Oldham Council is launching a public consultation on its proposals for a new look town centre.

Oldham car dealer made to pay for unfair practices

Published on Tuesday, 12th September 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a car salesman for misleading two customers.

The search is on for Oldham’s longest lasting marriage!

Published on Friday, 08th September 2017

The Queen and Prince Philip celebrate their seventieth wedding anniversary in November.

A new exhibition is coming to Oldham, telling the untold story of how our love for a cup of tea has helped shape our towns and cities today.

How a cup of tea shaped our communities

Published on Thursday, 07th September 2017

A new exhibition is coming to Oldham, telling the untold story of how our love for a cup of tea has helped shape our towns and cities today.

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Live@thelibrary is back this autumn in Oldham

Published on Tuesday, 05th September 2017

Discover a world of comedy, drama, new writing and storytelling with Oldham Council Libraries as the popular live@thelibrary returns for its seventh season with something for everyone to enjoy.

Changes to duty planning officer service

Published on Monday, 04th September 2017

Oldham Council has announced improvements to the way its face-to-face planning services operate.

Oldham Council awarded silver for support to armed forces

Published on Thursday, 31st August 2017

Oldham Council is one of 12 organisations from across the North West of England who have received Silver Awards under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).

The Your Oldham Festival comes to Oldham

Published on Wednesday, 30th August 2017

The Your Oldham Festival will take place at venues across Oldham between Sunday 3 – Saturday 9 September.

Prime Oldham development sites coming to market

Published on Wednesday, 30th August 2017

Oldham Council is bringing two development sites to market, both in prime locations on the edge of the town centre.

Oldham landmarks open their doors for Heritage Open Days and Histories Festival

Published on Tuesday, 29th August 2017

Oldham’s best loved and most iconic buildings are once again opening their doors as part of Oldham Histories Festival and Heritage Open Days — a chance to see hidden places and try new experience.

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EPIC speaker line-up confirmed for Your Oldham Festival

Published on Tuesday, 29th August 2017

Oldham Council is hosting its first ever EPIC Talks series – and the fantastic line-up of inspiring speakers can be revealed for the first time.

Plans for a new Coliseum Theatre have been approved in a move that will see it occupying a stunning new state-of-the-art facility in Oldham town centre.

New Oldham Coliseum Theatre gets the green light from planners

Published on Tuesday, 29th August 2017

Plans for a new Coliseum Theatre have been approved in a move that will see it occupying a stunning new state-of-the-art facility in Oldham town centre.

Oldham Council has prosecuted four residents for dumping bags of waste in alleyways behind their homes.

Residents pay the price for dumping rubbish

Published on Thursday, 24th August 2017

Oldham Council has prosecuted four residents for dumping bags of waste in alleyways behind their homes.

A sensory room has opened at an extra care scheme in Coldhurst.

Sensory room opens its doors

Published on Monday, 21st August 2017

A sensory room has opened at an extra care scheme in Coldhurst.

Car park opens on former leisure centre site

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017

Oldham Council has opened its biggest car park in Oldham town centre.

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Seller prosecuted for clocked car

Published on Wednesday, 16th August 2017

Oldham Council has successfully prosecuted a Glodwick resident who sold a ‘clocked’ car over the internet.

Dear Oldham

Dear Oldham...

Published on Wednesday, 09th August 2017

Oldham Council is asking young people to help shape Oldham’s future.

Town centre business awards

Awards recognise superb customer service in Oldham town centre

Published on Monday, 07th August 2017

Superb customer service has been recognised at the annual Oldham Town Centre Business Awards.

Oldham residents have been cooking their way to good health in a series of free classes.

Free cooking classes help prevent diabetes

Published on Friday, 04th August 2017

Oldham residents have been cooking their way to good health in a series of free classes.

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Independent Quarter ticks all the right boxes for firm

Published on Wednesday, 02nd August 2017

Oldham’s growing Independent Quarter has attracted another new firm – whose business is preventing dangers at home and at work

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Royal Horticultural Society judges coming to Oldham

Published on Thursday, 27th July 2017

Oldham’s quest to be crowned one of the cleanest, greenest and most beautiful places in Britain is nearing judgement day.

Oldham Council and developer Langtree are ready to bring forward the Hollinwood Junction project that will see 760 new jobs created

Oldham Council and Langtree sign development agreement unlocking £35m project and 760 new jobs

Published on Thursday, 27th July 2017

Oldham Council and developer Langtree are ready to bring forward the Hollinwood Junction project that will see 760 new jobs created.

Join in with family fun days this summer

Published on Thursday, 20th July 2017

A number of family fun days are happening across the borough from July to August. There are a variety of activities for children and adults to enjoy, spanning from sports to crafts.

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Duo retain prestigious parks award

Published on Tuesday, 18th July 2017

Two of Oldham Council’s parks have again retained their prestigious Green Flag Awards.

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Oldham celebrates Love Parks Week

Published on Thursday, 13th July 2017

Oldham Council is showing its support to Love Parks Week 2017 by hosting a range of events and activities across the borough’s parks from 14-23 July.

A pioneering project is drawing on the life experiences of young people to tackle youth mental ill-health in Oldham.

Oldham Council supports pioneering programme to tackle youth mental ill-health

Published on Thursday, 13th July 2017

A pioneering project is drawing on the life experiences of young people to tackle youth mental ill-health in Oldham.

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Bloom and Grow centrepiece wows again

Published on Thursday, 13th July 2017

This year’s vibrant Bloom and Grow centrepiece in the town centre has been unveiled.