Sam Al-Hamdani

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Japanese knotweed – get it sorted

by samalhamdani on 4 August, 2020

Having recently reported Japanese Knotweed near Stonebreaks Road, the Council has been out to treat the infestation, and is going to be regularly treating the area. Late last year, I also reported Japanese Knotweed on a private property, which was treated by the owners. If you spot Japanese Knotweed, it is crucial that we get […]

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At the last Council meeting, I raised the issue of the delay on Oldham’s equality objectives – setting goals for ensuring that the organisation is delivering and embedding equality into all aspects of the Council’s work. Those objectives were due – and indeed legally required – to be updated at the start of the year, an issue […]

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Oldham Council information on the new rules

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

Oldham Council has provided the following information to councillors as a guide to the new coronavirus restrictions. On 31 July, Covid-19 restrictions were reintroduced for Greater Manchester, east Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire. People from separate households in these areas are not allowed to mix with each other in their homes or gardens, or […]

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Planning applications: week commencing August 3

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

Two applications this week: 9 Thornley Crescent, Grotton (HH/345145/20). Two storey side extension including new gable end roof and external balcony area with glass balustrade and extension of the rear dormer. Land at Knowls Lane, Oldham (MMA/344723/20). Variation of Conditions 8 (landscaping management) and amendments to approved plans within condition 13 (link road plans) to […]

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Hartshead Street wall repair

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

I’ve just been on site with an inspector at Hartshead Street, looking at the wall next to Woodend Street, which has been getting worse for some time. We’ve agreed that the worsening condition of the wall means it should be added to the major works list for repair. I’m expecting to hear back by next […]

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New application for Knowls Lane (Save Our Valleys)

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

The application to update the Knowls Lane planning permission has returned to the Oldham planning portal – at a very odd time. Despite the judicial review on the initial application having been heard, but not yet reported, developers Russell Homes have decided to go ahead with their updated application. It should be noted that with the […]

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Repairs on Thornley Park Road/Lane Drive

by samalhamdani on 3 August, 2020

Several residents have already been in touch about the repair works finally being carried our around Thornley Park Road and Lane Drive, following gas works by Cadent late last year. Although the majority of the work has been signed off – and residents have been in touch to say they are happy with it – one of […]

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Roadworks at Bottom o’th Moor

by samalhamdani on 31 July, 2020

Residents should be aware that there are extensive roadworks taking place at the junction of Huddersfield and Shaw Road, for up to 10 days from August 7. The road will be on temporary traffic lights throughout the works, and the junction will be closed overnight from 8pm–6am for seven days.

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Oldham wants your memories of World War II

by samalhamdani on 30 July, 2020

Oldham is commemorating VJ Day – the end of WWII – on August 14 and 15 by hosting an exhibition near the market hall shops in the town centre. As part of the exhibition the exhibits will be populated with stories from people about theirs and their families memories of WW2. The Council are asking […]

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Yorkshire Day event cancelled

by samalhamdani on 30 July, 2020

Following advice from Oldham Council, the organisers of the Yorkshire Day event at Museum Gardens have taken the sad – but understandable – decision to cancel the event.

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