From the Community Archives
12th Nov Oldham Council has launched a consultation on its proposed budget savings for 2019/20. It comes as the town looks to save more than £17million as a result of continuing financial pressures and government cuts. The level of savings needed means that officers and councillors have had to come up with a range of proposals to […]
12th Nov He’s best known for being photographed in an array of wonderful and weird costumes including Mr T, The Rock and Kojak. But now the Mayor of Oldham has turned the cameras’ focus off himself and onto the local community by launching his own photography competition. Cllr Javid Iqbal wants you to take the best photo […]
12th Nov Oldham Council’s annual Big Brush campaign is back and they are encouraging as many children to brush their teeth as possible and get everyone into that toothbrushing habit. Having made the biggest oral health improvement (16.1 per cent) across Greater Manchester (GM) in the under-fives age range earlier this year, Oldham Council want to keep […]
12th Nov The Oldham Youth Orchestra and the Youth Brass Band are celebrating once again after winning recognition for outstanding performances. Following a performance at Symphony Hall, London in July this year, the Oldham Youth Orchestra has been given a national award from the Music for Youth Organisation. The orchestra is just one of seven performers or […]
12th Nov Hundreds of knitted poppies have sprung up in the town centre and around Oldham Parish Church thanks to talented volunteers. Back in August, Marlene Armitage, Church Warden at Oldham Parish Church, put out a plea asking local community groups and organisations to help her create her own version of the Road of Remembrance, inspired by […]
12th Nov The flower bed outside Chadderton Town Hall has been transformed to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. Volunteers from Chadderton Together, Chadderton Historical Society, Oldham Council’s Environmental Services team and seven local schools have joined forces to produce this wonderful floral display which includes a giant poppy. The poppy consists […]
12th Nov Count down to Christmas with a great line-up of events in Oldham town centre in the lead up to the big day. The first event kicked off on Saturday (Nov 10) with a Santa’s Reindeer Parade. This year’s theme was ‘The Night Before Christmas’ and featured more than 200 participants from local community and arts […]
12th Nov Oldham has stolen the show at the Royal Horticultural Society’s prestigious North West in Bloom awards. For the ninth year in a row Oldham’s entry – Bloom and Grow – has scooped the prize for Best City (based on the size of the electoral), plus the Gold award. The team also won the Best Town […]
12th Nov Mouse droppings were found throughout the kitchen of a town centre pub, a court has heard. The uncontrolled mouse infestation was discovered when an Environmental Health Officer carried out a routine food hygiene inspection at the Buck and Union, Union Street, Oldham on July 2 last year. The droppings were discovered on food preparation surfaces, […]
12th Nov Photography by John Hesten. Sir Karl Jenkins is now the most-performed living composer, according to recent surveys and a BBC documentary. His Mass for Peace, ‘The Armed Man’, must surely be responsible for this. Oldham Choral Society made it their major piece in last night’s magnificent Armistice Centenary Concert ‘On Land and Sea’, performed in […]