Planning for the future: my response

by samalhamdani on 29 October, 2020

The deadline for responding to the Government’s white paper “Planning for the Future” was today. The paper is a fundamental overhaul of the planning system of the UK, and not for the better. As well as contributing to the response of Oldham Borough Council, Saddleworth Parish Council, and the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, […]

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Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 28 October, 2020

Oldham Road, Grotton (from the junction with Grotton Hollow to the junction with Station Rd.) Multi-way signals. 30/10/20 (one day). United Utilities works. Huddersfield Road, Lees (outside no. 651). Stop-go boards (off-peak – 9.30–15.00). 30/10/20 (one day). United Utilities works. Mayfield Avenue, Springhead (full length). Road closure. 02/11/20–13/11/20. Highway resurfacing. Booth Street, Lees (outside and […]

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Liberal Democrats want to make street harassment a crime

by samalhamdani on 28 October, 2020

Oldham Council’s Liberal Democrats want to see street harassment of women and girls made a crime, as it is in Portugal, Belgium and France. Saddleworth and Lees Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani is taking a motion on this issue to the next meeting of the full Council (Wednesday November 4). Councillor Al-Hamdani said: “Everyone should feel safe […]

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Oldham Liberal Democrats are seeking to ensure that the findings of the Home Office-sponsored Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) deliver practical benefits for survivors of abuse, and are implemented in councils and the care home system. The investigation is due to finish hearings into the systematic exploitation of children by organised networks on […]

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No surprise at further GMSF delays

by samalhamdani on 21 October, 2020

We have just received notification that the special meeting that had been called for Oldham Council has been cancelled, following the delays in agreeing the document between two Labour-held councils, Tameside and Stockport. This now brings the number of delays to the process to seven – with a major planning review going through the works which […]

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Planning applications: week commencing 19 October

by samalhamdani on 19 October, 2020

15 Brookside Avenue, Grotton, Oldham OL4 4LH (HOU/345522/20): Proposed construction of front and rear dormers

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After a conversation with a local resident about sporting facilities at one of the nearby academies, I have been speaking to the officers at Oldham Council about their use. The resident was asking whether it was possible for the facilities to be used by local groups to keep up practices for kids. The answer was […]

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Rising coronavirus levels mean we must all take care

by samalhamdani on 14 October, 2020

After the announcements this week splitting the country down into three categories of risk, today’s new figures for coronavirus levels across Oldham show that we must all take more care to minimise the risks, both to ourselves and others. I would like to ask all residents to do whatever they can to manage their risk. […]

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Planning applications: week commencing 12 October

by samalhamdani on 12 October, 2020

26 Hillside Avenue, Grotton, OL4 5SG (HH/345484/20): Single storey rear extension  Please note, the planning department at Oldham Council is currently upgrading their systems, and fewer applications are being processed during the changeover.

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Roadworks: weekly update

by samalhamdani on 7 October, 2020

Hartshead Street, Lees (J/O Woodend Street To J/O Rhodes Avenue): multi-way signals – Monday, 28 September to Wednesday, 14 October. Rhodes Hill, Lees (J/O Rhodes Avenue To Lees New Road): multi-way signals – Thursday, 8 October to Thursday, 15 October Spring Close, Lees (full length): resurfacing – Wednesday, 7 October to Tuesday, 20 October Thomas Street, Lees (Wild Street […]

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