From the Royton Archives
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 […]
9th Jul A pub manager who allowed potentially dangerous gas work to be carried out on his premises has been successfully prosecuted by Oldham Council. On May 30 last year a qualified Gas Safe Engineer carried out a routine safety inspection at The Duke of Edinburgh Pub, Market Street, Royton. The engineer found that the gas boiler […]
3rd Jul At its most recent Open Evening, the Royton Townswomen’s Guild enjoyed an evening of cheese tasting courtesy of Cheeseplus, a cheese company based at Bury Market.    The Townswomen were wowed with cheeses from across the UK whilst enjoying each other’s company at the event, which was just one of many on the Guild’s calendar for […]
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 […]
17th Apr Lloyds Banking Group is to close its branch in Royton later this year. As part of 49 branch closures across the UK, affecting 305 jobs across the business, the branch on Market Square on September 25th. A Lloyds Banking Group spokesperson said: “We have confirmed the locations of some Lloyds Bank and Halifax branches which […]
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. […]