Major works have started this week which will improve drainage at Churchill playing fields.
The work is set to be completed by October and will make the field between Greenfield and Uppermill more resilient to harsh weather conditions and more convenient for the community.
The playing fields have a history of problems, [...]
This Tuesday between 7pm and 8:30pm, officers from Saddleworth and Lees Neighbourhood Policing team will give residents with the opportunity to voice any concerns about crime and anti-social behaviour in their area.
Sergeant Steve Hall and PC Dave Pickles will answer questions in an online discussion. They will also be joined by Oldham Council’s Neighbourhood [...]
The council's plan for Churchill Fields. (image: Oldham Council – click to enlarge)
Oldham Council’s proposals for draining Churchill Fields and removing the site’s running track have been approved by the council’s Cabinet.
It’s the final formality in a lengthy process which has rumbled on for most of the year, with heated arguments on [...]
The council's plan. (image: Oldham Council – click to enlarge)
The debate over the future of Churchill Fields has continued in recent weeks. Those in favour of the existing plans have started a petition encouraging local people to show their support, while those opposed to the removal of the running track have put forward [...]
Cllr Barbara Beeley (picture: Liberal Democrats)
Below is a letter to the editor sent by Cllr Barbara Beeley, a Liberal Democrat who represents Saddleworth West and Lees on Oldham Council, and who has played a leading role in bringing forward plans for the drainage of Churchill Fields. It was sent to Saddleworth News on [...]
Officers from the Saddleworth and Lees police team have used an online meeting to give more information about what they’ve been focusing on in recent weeks. Burglary and vehicle-related crime have been priorities of late, with anti-social behaviour around Dove Stone Reservoir another important issue.
Constables joined Inspector Danny Milovanovic, borough councillor Barbara Beeley and [...]
A reminder that the Saddleworth and Lees police team will hold its next online meeting with residents this evening. It’s an opportunity for all local people to have their say on any and all aspects of local crime and anti-social behaviour, without having to leave their homes!
The session takes place between 6pm and 7:30pm. [...]
Our local police are to hold another online meeting, to take your questions and hear your comments on crime and anti-social behaviour across Saddleworth and Lees.
The forum will take place between 6pm and 7:30pm on Tuesday 6 September. You can access it at the Saddleworth and Lees police team’s website here.
If you’re not [...]
Churchill Plan A (images: Roger Devy)
Below is a letter from Roger Devy of the Churchill Playing Fields Action Group, which I’ve reproduced in full, along with the pitch layout plans referred to in the letter. It was written as an open letter to local councillors and Oldham Council. To make the diagrams larger, [...]
Saddleworth Runners youngsters using the Churchill Fields track.
Below is a letter from Roger Devy of the Churchill Playing Fields Action Group, which I’ve reproduced in full. It was written as an open letter to Cllr Richard Knowles, a Liberal Democrat borough councillor for Saddleworth South.
If you want to respond to the points [...]
The Grotton Hotel
Oldham Council has revealed that 60 complaints have been lodged by residents opposed to the planned Co-op in Grotton.
The supermarket wants to turn the old Grotton Hotel into a store and has applied for a licence to sell alcohol from 6am to 11pm, moves which have angered many local people [...]
The controversial idea of landfill operations at Birks Quarry could be back on the agenda.
Local councillors have revealed that a new application has been made regarding the Austerlands site.
In a statement e-mailed to Saddleworth News tonight, Cllr Barbara Beeley said the request had been made by Opengoal Ltd to the Environment Agency.
Cllr John McCann
Former Oldham Council leader Howard Sykes has revealed his shadow Lib Dem team for the coming year, and there are three Saddleworth councillors in it.
Two are in the Shadow Cabinet, with John McCann given the Housing, Transport and Regeneration brief, while Barbara Beeley takes Co-operatives and Community Development. Derek Heffernan [...]
Jim McMahon talks to the media during the Oldham Council election count.
There can only be one winner in most elections. But that doesn’t stop most people involved usually trying to claim the results as some kind of victory, even if it’s clearly nothing of the sort.
But, for once, the results of the [...]