Archive for the ‘Health and Safety’ Category

Parking consultation open for responses

by samalhamdani on 31 August, 2020

A new national consultation has been opened on pavement parking across the UK, just weeks after I wrote to the Home Office to ensure that it was not forgotten about during the summer recess. The consultation puts forward three options: Improving the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) process, under which local authorities can already prohibit pavement […]

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Councillor calls for changes on pavement parking

by samalhamdani on 17 August, 2020

Local Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani has written to the Transport Secretary urging him to ensure that a consultation to ensure pavements set to become safer for parents and disabled people does not get forgotten about. The consultation was due this summer, but has not yet happened.  Sam said: “This year has been a turbulent one, and it is […]

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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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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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Markets reopening

by samalhamdani on 24 June, 2020

Many of the markets across the borough have been reopened, with suitable distancing in place. Below are a list of opening times, and the two markets still to reopen. Many of the local businesses in Grotton, Springhead and Lees which were closed have reopened – with social distancing in place. Thank you to all those who […]

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Is your workplace safe to return to?

by samalhamdani on 22 June, 2020

With many workers now returning to their jobs – not withstanding the many who have continued throughout the coronavirus outbreak – employers are working extremely hard to ensure that premises are safe for customers and staff. If anyone has concerns about workplace practices across Oldham during the pandemic they are asked to report all issues an […]

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