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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 […]

Christmas Dinner Dance at Dobcross Band & Social Club

Tickets are selling fast for the Christmas Dinner Dance at Dobcross Band & Social Club.

The Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday, 13 December 2014 and sitting starts at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.

The night consists of a Four course dinner, Live entertainment by Dave James and his Big Shot Swing Band, a raffle and Big Jim’s disco & dancing ’til late.

Tickets £30 each.

Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis, as there are only […]

WW1 remembered at Millgate Arts Centre

Saddleworth Players commemorate the centenary of the start of the great war with Peter Whelan’s drama “Accrington Pals”, with performances at Delph’s Millgate Arts Centre from 22 to 29 November 2014 at 7.30pm.

At the outbreak of war in 1914, the 700 strong local battalion from Accrington, Lancashire marched off optimistically in response to Lord Kitchener’s call – Your Country Needs YOU ! This powerful and poignant play is set in the early years of the First World War, as […]

Saddleworth Children’s Book Group marking the centenary of the First World War

Archie’s War

Young readers will step back in time to find out about children’s lives during the First World War.

Saddleworth Children’s Book Group is marking the centenary of the war’s outbreak as well as ‘Non-fiction November’ at its next event on Saturday 22 November, 2-3.30pm.

With help from the Imperial War Museum North, The Book Group will have a box of interesting – and sometimes puzzling – objects from the time for the children to delve into and […]

Dobcross residents should be extra vigilant after two theft incidents last night

Police in Saddleworth are warning residents in Dobcross to be extra vigilant after two theft incidents in the village last night.

At approximately 9.10pm last night, a resident on Crib Fold in Dobcross was alerted to a possible break in to their garage after the alarm went off. On inspection there were signs of an attempt to force entry.

At 8.40pm on the same night a resident on Sandy Lane reported a suspicious male in her garden. The male was […]

Two men wanted after 83-year-old man robbed in his Greenfield home

Police CSI van near to the incident on Carr Lane, Greenfield

Two men claiming they wanted to check the water pressure in a Saddleworth home stole money from an 83-year-old man.

At around 1.45pm on Friday 7 November 2014, two men knocked on the door of house on Carr Lane, Greenfield and said they needed to check the pressure.

They were invited inside and while one of the men spoke to the man and his 87-year-old brother, the second […]

Marks & Spencer to be part of new ‘gamechanger’ development in Oldham

The proposed new M&S clothing, home and food outlet for Oldham seen from the bottom of Yorkshire Street

Oldham Council has unveiled a ‘gamechanger’ masterplan for the town centre’s eastern gateway to bring new shops, housing and jobs – and is hoping to attract missing retail giants like Marks & Spencer (M&S).

The Prince’s Gate at Oldham Mumps development launched yesterday seeks to capitalise on Metrolink’s arrival and transform the area into a destination boasting a range of new […]

Council slammed for lack of consultation over Greenfield road closure

Cllr John McCann

Queensway road closure due to new housing development

By Stuart Littleford

A local councillor has slammed Oldham Council for a “lack of consultation” with Greenfield residents over a two week road closure in the area.

A section of road on Queensway, in Greenfield, will be closed for two weeks to allow the connection of utilities services to a new housing development.

Councillor John McCann has written to Oldham Council slamming closure due to start on […]

Greenfield Primary School has achieved outstanding results after recently being inspected by Ofsted

Greenfield Primary School, Outstanding - Left to Right: Ruben Thompson, Lewis Maude, Erin Mitchell, Lydia Smith, Mike Wood - Headteacher

Greenfield Primary School has achieved outstanding results after recently being inspected by Ofsted for overall performance.

The school, on Shaw Street in Greenfield, was inspected by Ofsted on 24 and 25 September this year.

Ofsted found that Leadership and Management was Outstanding, Behaviour and Safety of Pupils was Outstanding, Quality of Teaching was Outstanding, Achievement of Pupils was Outstanding, […]

‘The Big Bang’: Final running order and line-up confirmed

Fire Man Dave

Oldham Council can reveal the final arrangements and running order for ‘The Big Bang’ at Oldham Edge on Bonfire Night.

Residents are invited to enjoy an evening of free family entertainment at the grassed parkland site, near to Oldham Town Centre, on Wednesday, November 5.

You are advised to wear appropriate footwear, wrap up warm, arrive early and use public transport to avoid high demand on town centre car parking.

Gates open at 5pm with a […]