Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

The Oldham Liberal Democrats want to see the Conservative Government honour the promise it made after the British people voted to Brexit to replace the funding received from the European Union with a new UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  In the last round of European funding (2014-2020), the ten authorities of Greater Manchester received £322.75m, from […]

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Oldham Council is still waiting for the Government to provide further funding for local businesses which have been forced to close, despite the previous funding running out on February 15. The Conservative Government will not be providing the money, which is a lifeline for local people, until they provide information on how long businesses are […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Planning applications: week commencing August 31

by samalhamdani on 2 September, 2020

Two applications were received this week: 16 Cross Street, Springhead, OL4 4QF (HH/345339/20). Ground floor rear extension. 3 Kilnbrook Close, Grotton, OL4 5TT (HH/345363/20). Single storey rear extension.

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Self-isolation payments introduced

by samalhamdani on 31 August, 2020

On Tuesday, 1 September, a new NHS Test and Trace self-isolation payment scheme for low paid workers will launch in Oldham. The national scheme, running as a trial in Blackburn with Darwen, Pendle and Oldham, means that eligible individuals who test positive with Coronavirus will receive £130 for the period they stay at home. Other […]

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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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