Sam Al-Hamdani

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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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After an increase in the number of cases being picked up by testing, Oldham is introducing increased guidelines for local residents, to reduce the chances of a local lockdown. Current testing has shown a marked increase in identified cases – although currently still well short of the levels which resulted in the local lockdown in Leicester. […]

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Facemask Friday

by samalhamdani on 23 July, 2020

Don’t forget, as from tomorrow, it becomes compulsory to wear masks in shops and supermarkets. You can find more information on it at the GOV.UK website. You can also find information here about any exemptions that might apply to you.

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Planning applications

by samalhamdani on 22 July, 2020

202 Oldham Road, Grotton (HH/345123/20): two storey rear extension 9 Thornley Lane, Grotton (HH/345055/20): front and rear dormers and first floor extension to front; new single storey side extension, and new sub-basement to rear

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Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 22 July, 2020

Radcliffe Street, Springhead: closure for resurfacing, 29 July – 11 August. Thomas Street, Lees: closure for resurfacing, 29 July – 11 August

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Closure of Oldham Way for bridge works

by samalhamdani on 20 July, 2020

Oldham Way will be closed overnight for the next week in order to allow for works to take place on the overhead footbridge. Roadworks have been in place reducing Oldham Way to a single lane while specialist contractors have been brought in to do the necessary work. The work is aimed to be completed by […]

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TV transmitter work due on August 12

by samalhamdani on 17 July, 2020

The final stages of required engineering work at the Winter Hill transmitter group (serving households across Liverpool, Manchester, Lancashire, Cheshire and north Staffordshire) will now take place on 12 August. This follows a successful update to main BBC services earlier in February this year and work on this day will be carried out on other […]

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After a blunder on the dates for the public to respond to a planning application at the former Fytton Arms pub led to the application having to be deferred in the middle of the meeting, it has emerged that other similar problems have been happening in recent weeks.  Mark Kenyon, a Liberal Democrat campaigner in […]

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