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Ruby Anstee – Editor
Stuart Littleford – Reporter
Allan Roach – Reporter
George Wilson – Reporter and IT

Past Articles

Council Budget: How Your Councillor Voted

Cllr Brian Lord

At last night’s budget-setting meeting at Oldham Civic Centre, the Liberal Democrat/Conservative administraton’s plans for the coming financial year were passed. The final tally was 31 votes to 29, and you can read a full Saddleworth News report of the meeting by clicking here.

Voting was almost entirely on party lines, and so all nine Saddleworth and Lees councillors voted with their Lib Dem colleagues in favour of the budget. The proposals feature £41m of savings, […]

Scheme Offers Free Or Cheap Insulation

Saddleworth residents with certain health issues are being reminded they might be able to get free loft and cavity wall insulation, to help keep them warm this winter. Under the Affordable Warmth scheme, all people in our area will be able to get insulation for a heavily discounted price, whether they have health problems or not.

Those who could qualify for the free insulation include those with respiratory problems such as bronchitis or asthma, cardiovascular diseases like angina, musculoskeletal issues […]

Residents Urged To Get Insulation Help

People across Saddleworth are being reminded that money is available to help them improve the insulation in their homes. Residents aged over 70 or who are receiving certain benefits could get work done free, while others may be eligible for grants towards the cost of the measures.

Surveyors from the Energy Savings Trust’s Heatseekers team have recently been in the area in their thermal-imaging vehicles. Nearly half of the 4,000 homes surveyed in Saddleworth and Lees were found to be […]