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Nursery kids enjoyed recent fun day

A group of children from Saddleworth Stars Nursery enjoyed the recent ‘Dawson’s Field Fun Day’ at Scouthead.

They were taken on the outing as the ‘graduating’ class of 2014.

They were celebrating their graduation day before starting school in September.

Left photo: (left to right) are: (back row) Zoe Mayhew (manager), Tory Fernandez, Sarah Doolan, Kathryn Doolan, Rafael Fernandez. (front row) Scarlett Hilton, Eden Bhogal-Wood, Aaron Donnelly, Livi Brown, Olivia Cornelly, Poppy Robinson, William Sever, Romeo Fernandez, Chase Fernandez.


Saddleworth in Bloom results 2014

The Swan, Dobcross - winner of Best Blooming Pub

The results of the 2014 Saddleworth in Bloom results are:

Container Garden

1st Mr Stuart Crossland 103 Manchester Road, Greenfield

Joint 2nd Mrs. Ann Smith 47 Platt Lane, Dobcross

Joint 2nd Mrs. Mary & Mr. Arthur Hinchcliffe 83 Beech Avenue, Greenfield

Small Garden

1st Mr. Edward Butterworth Lowood 2 Wimberry Close, Greenfield

Medium Garden

Joint 1st Mr. Thomas Adamson 46 Burnedge Lane, Grasscroft

Joint 1st Mr. John […]

Friezland Parish Church need your help over Rolls of Honour

Roll of Honour

The congregation of Friezland Parish Church, Greenfield, are trying to find out as much information as possible about the names on the Church’s Rolls of Honour from both the First and Second World Wars.

They want to know as much as we can about each individual. The details will then go in to a Book of Remembrance which will be dedicated on Remembrance Sunday this year.

They would like to hear from anyone who has a […]

Family Fun Day in the sun at Dawson’s Field

Children and parents relax in the sun - Left side: (left to right) Kira Aston Schofield, Isabelle Nastasiou, Zeffie Nastasiou - Right side of photo: Back: Theo Nastasiou, Front, Joe Talbot and Ellis Mallalieu (red cap).

PC Mark Clough, North Saddleworth - giving out crime prevention advice to visitors.

Hundreds of people have attended the annual ‘Dawson’s Field Fun Day’ at Scouthead in scorching sunshine today.

Among the attractions were music and dance, multi sports, free bike health […]

School campaigners brand Oldham Council’s announcement to provide extra funds to help site the new Saddleworth School at Diggle as a panic move

Cllr Mike Buckley

Saddleworth School campaigners have branded the recent Oldham Council announcement that extra funds will be made available to help site the new Saddleworth School in Diggle as a cynical attempt to pre-empt a decision by the Government’s Funding Agency (EFA) to build the school at Uppermill.

The Council have stated that they will pay extra, over and above the money they receive from a land-swap deal negotiated with a local developer, to fund the Diggle development. […]

Lilian still going strong at 103-years-old

Lilian Stell at 103!

Last year we wrote an article on former Saddleworth resident Lilian Stell and how she had reached the ripe old age of 102!

It was Lilian’s birthday again on the 14 July this year, she has now reached the ripe old age of 103! Lilian lived in Greenfield for many years but has lived in St Annes more recently .

One year on and she is still defying the odds and is pictured with the […]

Saddleworth’s new school ‘must not be put at risk’ say Liberal Democrat councillors

Cllr Garth Harkness (left)

Following the cabinet meeting of Oldham council on Monday 21 July 2014 the Liberal Democrat Saddleworth councillors are delighted that Oldham council are obtaining options for the site at the back of the Shaw Pallets works in Diggle, where the old factory is, so it can be reviewed as a possible site for a new school. The previous professional opinions were that it was not possible to use the old Uppermill site for the new […]

Debbie Abrahams MP welcomes EFA’s movement on Saddleworth School plans

Debbie Abrahams - welcomes EFA’s decision on new school

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, who has been raising her concerns and those of her constituents with the relevant authorities, including the EFA, the School’s Minister and Oldham Council since October 2013 over the Saddleworth School move to Diggle, has said she welcomes the EFA’s decision to study additional siting plans.

Debbie told Saddleworth News: “Once again I re-state my belief that that the need for […]

Council confirms new Saddleworth School site option

Diggle site new option plans

Oldham Council is proposing a new site option for consideration in the project to deliver the new Saddleworth School.

A report was approved at Cabinet tonight outlining a new proposal at Diggle.

This project is being managed by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) on behalf of the Department for Education.

Oldham Council must identify potential site options and negotiate any necessary legal agreements to enable the delivery of whichever site is chosen.

The EFA […]

Fire service reassure residents over Uppermill road closures

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are reassuring worried residents in Uppermill that road closures due to sewer improvement work will not stop fire appliances and other emergency vehicles reaching them if required.

United Utilities has today started work on phase four of a £1 million pound sewer improvement scheme along Church Road in the village. The work is expected to take around three weeks to complete.

A meeting was held recently at Uppermill Civic Hall with residents voicing their […]

MP responds to constituents’ concerns about current violence in Israel and Palestine

Debbie Abrahams MP.

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, has released a statement detailing her response to an influx of letters and emails from concerned constituents about the escalating violence in Palestine and Israel.

Debbie said: “Many constituents have contacted me in the last two weeks to express their concerns about the current situation in Palestine and Israel. I share their concerns and deep worry about this issue.

“There was an Urgent Question in Parliament to the […]

Land Rover owners warned after another stolen

Police are warning owners of Land Rover Defenders in Saddleworth to be extra vigilant after another was stolen from Delph in the last few days.

There have been a number of incidents involving Land Rover Defenders in the area recently.

The Defender was stolen from the Stoneswood Road area of Delph between 14.00hrs on 14 July and 16.30 hrs on the 15 July.

If you were in the area at the time and saw any persons acting suspiciously please call […]

Dawson’s Field Family Fun Day

Football at last years event

Residents are invited to the annual ‘Dawson’s Field Family Fun Day’ event which will have fun for all the family.

Among the attractions on the day will be music and dance, multi sports, free bike health checks with Dr Bike, Men in Sheds, Saddleworth donkeys, inflatable jungle runs, refreshments and much more.

For more information contact Christine Wilson on 0161 770 8416 or email [email protected]

The event has been organised by the Saddleworth and […]

Saddleworth photo wins arts charity prize

Winner- photo by Adam Gray

A campaign by arts charity, Peshkar on behalf of Oldham Council, to encourage young people to cycle has announced the winner of its competition to win a Go-Pro Action camera.

The Bike Adventures Oldham campaign hit a stunning milestone earlier this month when one of the posts on the campaign’s Facebook page reached over 10,000 young people.

Seventeen year-old, Adam Gray, from Fitton Hill, who secured the most ‘likes’ and shares on the campaign’s […]