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

Past Articles

School campaigners claim Oldham Council will decide the location of the new Saddleworth School

New School – campaigners meet Mike Green, EFA Director

Leading Saddleworth Independent Councillors and Saddleworth School campaigners travelled to Coventry recently to present a petition to the Education Funding Agency (EFA) urging the Agency to build the New Saddleworth Secondary School in Uppermill rather than Diggle.

The EFA are currently assessing four sites as options for the location of the new school. The petition, signed by over 3,000 Saddleworth residents and other concerned parties was handed to Mr Mike […]

OMBC: ‘Fighting tooth and nail for Saddleworth’s children’

A public meeting was held at Uppermill Civic Hall on Wednesday night to allow public consultation over the planned building of the new Saddleworth School.

Oldham Council Leader – Jim McMahon

The main points discussed at the meeting were traffic issues, building and design work, pupil safety and the visual impact the development would have on the surrounding area.

Other topics included the financial implications of the new school and whether or not the present school site could be […]

Debbie Abrahams meets with Diggle Community Association over house building concerns in the village

Members of the DCA on the village green. Photo: Stuart Littleford.

Diggle Community Association has met with Debbie Abrahams MP to voice their concerns about plans by First Choice Homes to build two houses on what they describe as “recreational land” in the Village.

Debbie Abrahams listened sympathetically to their argument that Diggle Village Green is an important green space for the village, a community asset and part of a historically sensitive area.

The DCA is campaigning to stop […]