A snowy scene on Wool Road last winter.
The borough council and Saddleworth Parish Council have been in discussions about gritting and snow clearance for this winter.
At last week’s meeting of the Parish Council, many councillors said they believed the main roads are usually cleared and gritted to a satisfactory level.
However, many [...]
Cllr Garth Harkness
Parish Councillor Garth Harkness sent the letter below to the editor of Saddleworthnews.com. The Liberal Democrat who represents Springhead Lower is questioning how much Oldham Borough Council ‘cares’ for Saddleworth. For more on Garth Harkness click here.
If you want to respond to the points made in the letter, you can [...]
This month’s coffee morning at St Chad Parish Centre in Uppermill will support parishioners Sue and Tony Ackroyd, as they raise funds for their grandson Edward.
The eight-year-old has been diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
DMD is a muscle-wasting disease which leads to paralysis and limited life expectancy. Most of the [...]
NHS Oldham, Oldham Council and Age Concern have come together to promote ‘Top Tips’ for preparing us for winter this year.
After a winter snowfall, getting out to local shops can be tough. Those worst hit through the winter season are the elderly who live alone, and Saddleworth has the highest proportion of elderly folks [...]
Below is the video to Rachel Leah Stock’s regional final audition, held in Dewsbury. The singer from Uppermill is only one performance away from the national final of the UK’s biggest singing competition. Click here for other articles about Rachel.
Cllr Jean Stretton
Oldham did the treble at last night’s North West in Bloom awards ceremony in Southport.
The borough’s ‘Bloom and Grow’ entry into the competition helped the borough win the Best City prize for the second year running.
The newly introduced Environmental Award also went Oldham’s way. The prize recognises the cleanliness of [...]
A new system for booking non-emergency transport for NHS patients is being introduced in our area.
NHS Oldham has announced that a more “efficient and improved” service will be in operation from later this month, as part of changes taking effect across the north west.
The announcement follows figures obtained by the BBC this week, [...]
Rachel Leah Stock
An Uppermill singing sensation is just one perfomance away from the national final of a major competition.
Rachel Leah Stock, 19, battled through the regional heat of the Open Mic UK event in Dewsbury last weekend. She’s now into the area final, which will include candidates from the heats held in Dewsbury, [...]
Details of more cash for schools in Saddleworth have been announced by the government.
Several of our local schools will be receiving part of an extra £4.2m being shared out among schools across Oldham borough, to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The increased ‘Pupil Premium’ funding was confirmed by minister Sarah [...]
Newly elected Saddleworth WI president Jen Whitworth is pictured with the new committee members. (picture: Saddleworth WI)
Saddleworth’s Women’s Institute has chosen a new president, Jen Whitworth, along with a new committee.
The newly-elected president said: “I am very passionate and loyal about WI, what it stands for and what we have achieved [...]
Andy Burnham and Debbie Abrahams pictured during the by-election earlier this year.
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has been promoted.
She’s been appointed as an aide to new Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham.
In a statement, Ms Abrahams said she was “really honoured” to take on the unpaid role as Mr Burnham’s [...]
I announced a few weeks ago that Saddleworth News was going to become part of the Digital Journalism course at University Campus Oldham, part of the University of Huddersfield. Well, it’s now time for the handover to take place.
Articles by the students will begin to appear here in the coming days and weeks. I [...]
Our local police officers have warned youths not to hang around Ladcastle Quarry at Uppermill.
According to the Saddleworth and Lees police team, large groups of youngsters have been gathering there during some recent evenings.
In a statement, the police said: “Local youths have been congregating in the quarry during evening hours and the police [...]
St Anne's Church in Lydgate.
Following Thursday’s article about the Clegg brothers who died during the Gallipoli Campaign (see here), today Saddleworth News tells the stories of two more Lydgate soldiers killed far away from Saddleworth during the First World War.
Both Samuel Hirst and Leonard Cox are among the 50 men remembered either [...]