Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

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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Oldham remembers

by samalhamdani on 26 August, 2020

While it has been difficult to mark the 75th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day this year, there have been a number of small ceremonies and events taking place. In the town centre, windows at the Market Hall have been used to create a display to mark VJ Day, with a fifth window display […]

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Following a written request, Oldham Borough Council has confirmed to local councillor Sam Al-Hamdani that there is no agreement to transfer the site of the existing Saddleworth School in Uppermill to local developer Wiggetts.  Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani, the Liberal Democrats spokesperson for Saddleworth, said: “This is a large site in the centre of Saddleworth’s most […]

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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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Serious danger of second lockdown in Oldham

by samalhamdani on 12 August, 2020

Increases in both the number and rate of positive tests in Oldham for coronavirus mean that the town is in danger of going into a second lockdown unless the situation improves quickly. The latest figures show that the increase in cases seen originally in predominantly younger age groups and large households – particularly care homes and […]

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