From the Failsworth Archives
12th Jun The sun came out for Failsworth Carnival this weekend and thanks to the generous local community the 2019 carnival will go ahead. Held on Lord Lane Playing Fields, the carnival had a variety of activities and performances for all the family including the Failsworth Brass Band, Good Vibrations, Footlights and April Marchington. A fairground was […]
6th Jun Failsworth Carnival is on this Sat 9 Jand Sun 10 June and promises fun for all the family. The carnival starts at 10 am on both days and is held on Lord Lane Playing Fields. There will be a parade around Failsworth on the Saturday from 1pm. There is a fairgound, stalls and much more across […]
4th May Oldham went to the polls yesterday to vote for 22 new councillors across the 20 wards. A total of 90 candidates battled it out with Labour holding 15 seats and gaining a further two – namely Failsworth West and Saddleworth West and Lees. The Lib Dems held two seats and the Conservatives gained Saddleworth North […]
3rd May Don’t forget to vote! Oldham and Tameside residents go to the polls today (Thursday) to elect a raft of councillors with polling stations open across the region until 10pm tonight. In Tameside 19 councillors will be elected across the borough’s 19 wards. In all, 69 candidates are standing – 19 Labour, 19 Conservative, 17 Greens, […]
17th Apr Oldham Council is reminding residents of Get Oldham Working’s Career and Apprenticeship Fair taking place tomorrow (Wednesday, April 18), following last week’s Shop Direct revelation. The announcement dealt a double blow to the town, being followed by an announcement that Carpetright is closing its store at Elk Mill Retail Park, Royton. The local authority stated […]
12th Apr OLDHAM COUNCIL TO HELP THOSE AFFECTED BY SHOP DIRECT PULL OUT Oldham Council says it is shocked and disappointed that workers are set to lose their jobs after digital retail firm Shop Direct announced it plans to close its centres in Shaw and Chadderton. The local authority states its priority now is to support all those affected by the closures. […]
12th Apr Trade Union representatives will meet with political leaders tomorrow to explore what can be done to persuade Shop Direct to retain their facilities in the North West and safeguard up to 2,000 jobs locally. Usdaw reps will be meeting with MPs Debbie Abrahams and Jim McMahon, plus Cllr Jean Stretton, leader of Oldham Council, at Oldham […]
29th Mar Four ducklings have found a happy new home just in time for Easter thanks to Canon Johnson Primary School and Little Owl Farm. Daffodil, Sweetie, Speedy and Flash were originally part of a project at the school in Ashton-under-Lyne teaching young children about farms, animals and the outdoors. Early Years Lead, Emma McCarthy, said: “We […]
23rd Mar Failsworth Community Choir are giving back as part of Give a Gig Week raising money for Youth Music. This Saturday (24th March) sees the choir performing at Manchester Piccadilly Station as part of the charity’s special event, 100 Choirs, 10 Stations, One Day. All funds raised will be invested in bringing life changing music-making projects […]
21st Mar Looking for something fun for all the family this Easter? Treasure Trails can be done at any time and run all over the UK including in Dobcross and Uppermill. There are 1,200 trails around the UK and it is easy to get involved, you head to the website to purchase your trail and off you […]