Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 13 January, 2021

Huddersfield Road, Lees (junction of Stamford Road, Lees to opposite no. 737). Two way signals, off peak (9.30–15.30). 20/01/21–22/01/21. Virgin Media works. Rhodes Hill, Lees (outside no. 41). Two way signals.

Read more    Leave a comment

Planning applications: week commencing January 4

by samalhamdani on 11 January, 2021

Land At Buckley Street, Lees, Oldham OL4 5AS (FUL/345895/20): Erection of 4 no. residential dwellings. Lees Brook Mill, Lees Road, Oldham OL4 5JL (FUL/345918/20): Proposed rooftop telecommunications upgrade and associated ancillary works.

Read more    Leave a comment

Public gets chance to protect ancient woodlands

by samalhamdani on 4 January, 2021

Oldham’s local development plan will specifically look at the importance of ancient woodlands in the borough, after a successful motion brought to Oldham Borough by local Liberal Democrat Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani When a local resident identified that a major planning application in the Saddleworth West and Lees ward was going to damage a previously unidentified […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Rochdale Council has joined Oldham in standing up against street harassment, after the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council successfully brought forward a motion supporting the Our Streets Now charity’s campaign to change the law on public sexual harassment. The campaign, which wants to see a specific law introduced to combat this threat – which often […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Planning applications: week commencing 8 December

by samalhamdani on 8 December, 2020

2 Marsham Close, Grotton, Oldham OL4 5RB (MMA/345799/20): Minor material amendement to HH/345302/20. 43 Stonebreaks Road, Springhead, Oldham OL4 4BZ (HOU/345808/20): Creation of drive/parking place to the front of property (currently garden area) and creation of three retaining walls.

Read more    Leave a comment

Planning applications: week commencing November 30

by samalhamdani on 1 December, 2020

41 Rhodes Hill, Lees, Oldham OL4 5EA (FUL/345795/20): Change of use from Ground floor shop and first floor flat to 1no. dwelling house, with rear dormer and new front wall and fence.

Read more    Leave a comment

Council needs to plan properly for 20mph limits

by samalhamdani on 30 November, 2020

Having finally listened to Liberal Democrat calls for 20mph speed limits in Saddleworth’s villages, Oldham Council now needs to introduce fair and transparent guidelines for when they will be considered – and think ahead on what is happening when the current 18 month orders to implement them run out, says Liberal Democrat Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani. A […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Following the last meeting of Oldham Council (11 Nov), the Liberal Democrats have received confirmation that the Council will be taking the recommendations of the Independent Investigation into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) and applying them to Oldham Council and its Safeguarding. The Council will also ensure that the findings of the independent investigation into allegations […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Council fails to deliver equality objectives again

by samalhamdani on 20 November, 2020

Oldham Council has again failed to deliver its new equality objectives and strategy – with them not being ready in time for the November Council meeting. The Council had a statutory obligation to renew the objectives at the start of 2020 – well before any delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but delayed them, claiming that they […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Saddleworth Liberal Democrat councillors Garth Harkness and Sam Al-Hamdani have expressed disappointment at local Conservative Leader Councillor John Hudson who said that councillors supporting a motion for 20MPH speed limits across the borough on residential roads were “talking c**p”. Liberal Democrats proposed a motion on 4th November 2020 to seek in principle to implement a borough-wide 20 […]

Read more    Leave a comment