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.
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“Oldham Borough Council seems to be showing again that they care little for Saddleworth and cannot get the priorities right. We are seeing the Labour-run council spend millions on subsidising the Latics, closing swimming pools and failing in sharing resources with Rochdale to save money.
“Now we see agreed schemes in Saddleworth under the last administration being axed. Under the new proposals for the Capital Investment programme we will see scheduled work in Delph on Gartside Street and Holland Close being axed.
“In addition Dobcross will be hit where the much needed work on Sugar Lane will be dropped. Much needed work on the many footpaths also seems to be being ignored last time we saw debts of £43 million and Saddleworth seeing nothing and it looks like we may see this again.”
Cllr Garth Harkness