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18th Mar Town hall bosses have ruled on proposals to create two new housing estates in Oldham which were both strongly opposed by hundreds of residents. The borough’s planning committee have given permission for 20 homes in Greenfield despite a petition signed by more than 750 people. The houses would be a range of two-storey, four bedroom […]
13th Mar A Scarecrow Trail organised by Friends of Diggle School (FoDS) is heading to the village this Easter. The theme of the trail is ‘Children’s Books’ and people are welcome to take part by completing the trail as well as creating their own scarecrow to feature. The group already have 35 scarecrows registered and are hoping […]
7th Mar Campaigners for the newly approved Saddleworth School have revealed they are not ruling out having to face another battle in the courts. The controversial plans for the relocation of the Uppermill high school to a new site in Diggle were approved first in 2015, but then overturned by a High Court Judge following a judicial […]
19th Feb The auction of the council-owned building, that is currently home to the Limekiln Café in Uppermill, has been postponed. The council owned building was originally set to be auctioned off after a bid from café owners Mark and Jane Stewart was rejected, but Oldham Council is now re-opening negotiations with the couple to see if […]
19th Feb A special school for children with autism hailed as ‘marvellous’ by councillors is to be built on the green belt in Saddleworth. Oldham’s planning committee has given the go-ahead to the plans for the new school, on land off Friezland Lane in the village of Greenfield. The school building would be a single-storey ‘U’ shape, […]
15th Feb A council building which is home to a much-loved Uppermill café is going up for auction next week. The Limekiln Café is owned by Mark and Jane Stewart and has been in the building, on Wool Lane, for seven years. Mark said: “We were approached by the council at the beginning of December and they […]
7th Feb Oldham Council’s Planning Committee is set to consider all four applications related to the proposed new Saddleworth School later this month. An “extraordinary” meeting will be taking place in the Council Chamber at Oldham Civic Centre Thursday, February 28 at 6pm. These revised applications have now been published on the Oldham Council website following discussions […]
6th Feb By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. A near-decade long saga over controversial plans to build a new £19m high school in Saddleworth could finally be over as councillors prepare to make a decision later this month. The proposals to relocate the existing Saddleworth School in Uppermill to a new purpose built site in Diggle have […]
30th Jan After a hugely successful inaugural event, Wellifest is back for its second year welcoming headliners The Tony Auton Band. The music festival, organised by the Saddleworth and Oldham Metro Rotary Club, is taking place on Saturday June 29 at Well-i-Hole Farm in Saddleworth ahead of the Saddleworth Show on June 30. Opening the show is […]
25th Jan Funky, Fitness and Fun CIC work with people with additional needs to promote independence, confidence and health and fitness. The CIC was created by Carita Smith in 2008 when she discovered a gap in the provisions available at the time. Carita said: “I ran a voluntary drama group called All Stars Drama and I was […]