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From the Royton Archives
18th Mar A showdown between Oldham’s head of planning and councillors saw a controversial 77-home plan refused despite warnings the local authority is likely to lose an appeal, potentially costing the public purse thousands. The planning committee had expressed concerns that the proposed new houses, off Hebron Lane in Royton, were of a sub-standard size and residents […]
14th Jan Throughout 2018 the members of Royton Townswomen’s Guild kept themselves busy with a stream of activities, events and fundraising for their chosen charity of the year, Parkinson’s UK.  Their recently launched book club has been a great success and coincides with the five other sub-groups including knit and natter, walking and bowling that members can […]
7th Jan Two proud nephews have honoured a family pledge to support a local hospice by presenting its nursing team with a cheque for £28,000. The giant cheque is a legacy from their aunt, Mossley-born Margaret Broadbent, who died earlier last year at the age of 85. Margaret kindly left behind the magnificent sum in memory of […]
27th Dec Written by Local Democracy Reporter Charlotte Green. Plans to build a new warehouse next to a Grade II-listed mill could bring an end to anti-social behaviour. Oldham’s planning committee have this week agreed to grant permission for a new industrial unit to be built next to Lion Mill in Royton, Oldham. The new building would […]
5th Dec A garlic bread sold to a restaurant customer contained gluten despite being advertised as gluten free, a court was told. The customer, who is gluten intolerant, was sick and suffered abdominal and chest pains after eating the food bought from Mazzo, Radcliffe Street, Royton, in May this year. The customer had specifically asked for a […]
29th Nov Enjoy a range of entertainment when Royton switches on its Christmas lights on Saturday 8 December, 4–6pm (lights will be switched on at 5.30pm). Kick start your festive celebrations with market stalls, Santa’s Grotto, dancing with RF Dance School, singing with St. Paul’s Choir and the Royton Churches Together Choir plus performances from Royton Hot […]
27th Nov Plans for a new GP surgery on the site of a youth centre have had to be redrawn after the existing building ‘fell apart’ during construction. Dr Zahid Chauhan, who is also a councillor and cabinet member for health and wellbeing, has submitted updated plans to the council for the planned relocation of Royton Medical […]
22nd Oct Planning bosses voted to refuse controversial plans for a shared house despite having been stripped of their decision making powers for taking too long to make a ruling. By Charlotte Green, local democracy reporter. Planning bosses have voted to refuse plans for an Oldham shared house despite having been stripped of their decision making powers. […]
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 […]
3rd Aug A ROYTON GP has led a 25-strong team made up of GPs and medical staff from Oldham and Rochdale and their friends up Mount Snowdon by bike and on foot to raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK – inspired by an Oldham-born chemistry teacher’s battle with a rare cancer. Dr Bodrul Alam, who is a GP and cancer care lead at […]