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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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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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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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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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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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Yorkshire Day sees socially distanced celebration

by samalhamdani on 29 July, 2020

Due to the coronavirus, this years’ Yorkshire Day celebrations will have a muted feel, with no parade or events on Churchill Playing Fields. There will be a socially distanced event at Uppermill Museum Gardens starting at 11.30am, with music by a brass band quartet. The Yorkshire Declaration will be read out at 11.45am, and there […]

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Planning rule changes mean more substandard housing

by samalhamdani on 28 July, 2020

Changes to permitted development announced by the Government mean that far more substandard houses are likely to be built in the UK over the next few years. Sam Al-Hamdani, the shadow cabinet member for Housing and Homelessness on Oldham Council said: “We cannot abandon housing standards for the sake of getting these extra houses. The […]

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Local Liberal Democrat campaigner Mark Kenyon has discovered that Oldham Council’s budget for disabled parking spaces is only enough to provide five this year, even though the Council now has a backlog of 122 residents waiting, after none were provided last year. He said: “Residents should be told what is going on when they are […]

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