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Oldham Council is starting to prepare its Local Plan (LP) which involves asking residents how they think Oldham should develop in the future, helping manage future growth and development.

 

Local residents are being encouraged to visit Parliament Square for the annual Easter-themed event, "Spring into Oldham" by Oldham Council and the Town Centre's Business Partnership.

A  £19m plan to relocate Saddleworth School from Uppermill to Diggle has been stopped in it's tracks.

 
The venue for the 2017 Saddlewortrh Show is confirmed as Well-I-Farm. The date is Sunday 2nd of July and the gates are open at 10AM.
Entry is £5 for adults all accompanied children under 16 get in free.

Father Christmas and his team of reindeers strolled into  Oldham Town Centre recently during the annual Reindeer Parade  which gave young and old alike the chance to see real reindeers close up.

Local primary school children are being asked to name the Oldham Council gritters this winter. A simliar competition two years ago saw the vehicles given names such as Freddie Salted and Gritney Spears.

Latics beat beat Bristol Rovers to win their first game of the season at the Memorial Stadium.

 

10-man Oldham found themselves on the losing side in a Seven goal thriller at Boundary Park  against high flying Charlton Athletic.

 

Walking Netball is a slower version of the game; it's netball, but at a walking pace!

 

Roughyeds suffered their sixth defeat on the bounce losing at home to Halifax 12 to 20.

 

This year’s Milltown to Moors race series of races has turned out to be one of the best yet 
 
The races are created with different levels  and provide a great way to keeping fit and getting involved in the local community of Oldham.
 
 
They are organised by Oldham Community Leisure, each race covers great scenery from Alexandra park to the rolling hills of Saddleworth.
 
The Milltown 10k didn't disappoint this weekend as a record number of runners gathered in Oldham Town Centre ready to start the popular Race.
 
Click on the link to see todays results from the Milltown to Moor 10K.
 
 
 
The Milltown to Moors half marathon later in the year looks set to privide another great challenge for those participating.
 

Shaw Cricket Club have announced that guest speaker at  year's sportsman's dinner will be former England international and TV personality Phil Tufnell.

The Oldham Mountain rescue team is funded almost entirely by public donations. 

Oldham Mountain Rescue Team is a voluntary organisation whose objective is “to save life and alleviate distress, primarily in upland and mountain areas” without cost or obligation.

Oldham Mountain Rescue Team was formed in 1964 and is just one of around 53 volunteer mountain and cave rescue teams providing a search and rescue service prepared to help people in difficulties in the wild and remote places of England and Wales. There are 24 teams in Scotland and 3 in Northern Ireland.

You can donate by clicking on to  https://www.justgiving.com/oldham-mrt

Over 320 presents for local young people who might otherwise receive nothing were donated by Oldham Council Workers

There is a general principle in UK law that assets left on death to charities are excluded from the deceased person's estate for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purposes.

Thanks to a charity donation to the Oldham Children’s Community Nursing Team parents of babies who are stillborn or die at a young age could have more more time to spend with their children, thanks to a charity donation to the Oldham Children’s Community Nursing Team.

 
Oldham is experiencing a "cat crisis" with the largest number of emergency call-outs.

 
Dr kershaws hospice northern soul charity all dayer is being held at the Cotton rooms Rock Sreet oldham on Sunday 11th dec 3pm til late.

The annual Oldham Town Centre Business Awards organised by Oldham Council and the Town Centre Business Partnership saw 22 businesses score 90% or more with 6 businesses hitting the 100% mark.

 

The Supreme Court has handed down a ruling which means that all married gay couples and civil partners should receive equal pension rights.

 

The Greater Manchester Talent Match Youth Panel are running a week-long social media mental health awareness campaign aimed at employers from
17th July to 21st July 2017.

 

Oldham based eCommerce company Direct Home Living has transformed their warehouse into a public showroom where customers can see their products first-hand before buying online.

The importance of having an effective data protection regime in operation in your business came into sharp focus with the recent fine levied on Talk Talk by the Informatrion Commissioner.

BNI Renaissance is your local number 1 networking group based in Oldham and we can help you develop your business by quality referral and your own committed marketing team.

Run down former Oldham Labour club in Delph is going under the hammer.

Local MP Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East & Saddleworth along with the Mayor and Mayoress of Oldham,  launched a £5.9 million housing scheme aimed at a range of buyers from the town.

House prices in Greater Manchester are up to nine times higher than the average salary according to Official data released by the Department for Communities and Local Government.
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