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From the Lees Archives
12th Dec Lees Christmas Markets saw the community turn out despite the rainy weather raising an amazing £1000 for local charities. The markets have been running for around three years in Milan in Lees. This year was organised by Karen Jakeman, Clare Dervan and Rick Attwood and sponsored by Top House and Assure Certification Ltd, both businesses […]
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 […]
10th May Opera singer Nicola Mills has taken her talent all over the world, but never forgets her roots growing up in Lees. Nicola, who has been singing since she was a teenager, has just come home to perform two concerts, one with the Oldham Symphony Orchestra and one inspired by the work of Julie Andrew’s at […]
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, […]
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 […]
9th Apr Local music united at a recent concert with the Oldham Symphony Orchestra, Oldham Choir and Lees’ soloist Nicola Mills coming together for a gala evening of opera. The performance included classics from composers Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini and was held at St Paul’s Church in Royton where the symphony is now based. Over a […]
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 […]
22nd Mar Oldham Council is inviting residents to join in the opening celebrations of the Lees Park Environment, Community and Opportunities (ECO) Centre.   The ECO Centre will be unveiled on Saturday 24 March at the site of the former bowling green and cabin on Kingsley Drive, with a range of stalls and family activities lined-up to […]