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From the Hollinwood Archives
20th Feb A new business park which will create more than 700 jobs is to be built on wasteland used to pitch an annual Oldham fun fair. The borough’s planning committee has approved plans for the development of modern office blocks on land next to the Hollinwood Metrolink station. The 4.5 acre site off Hudson Street and […]
26th Oct Cracked and crumbling roads in Oldham are to benefit from £12 million worth of investment. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Cracked and crumbling roads in Oldham are to benefit from a £12m investment, council bosses have said. The extra funding comes as part of town hall leader Sean Fielding’s pledge to increase the amount […]
19th Oct DO YOU WANT YOUR COMPANY TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL OLDHAM COUNCIL SUPPLIER? Companies from across the borough and beyond are being invited to a special event designed to find new suppliers for Oldham Council. The information and networking event, at Chadderton Town Hall on October 23, will give companies a chance to meet buyers from […]
4th Jul Exciting £35 million plans to deliver 30-acres of employment space, community leisure and housing in Hollinwood have moved a step closer with work to dismantle a redundant gasholder on the site set to begin. The Hollinwood Junction development, which is being delivered by a partnership between Langtree and Oldham Council, is set to create 760 new […]
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 […]