I have a gas meter box that needs replacing. Does anyone know someone that could do this kind of thing? Thanks in advance. ... See MoreSee Less
WEATHER UPDATE FROM OLDHAM HIGHWAYS
A colder period in prospect, particularly as we move towards the weekend, forecast for tonight as follows:
It will remain quite cloudy and damp this afternoon, with the odd spot of rain or light shower possible. The cloud will break up this evening to leave some clear periods, while it will remain dry with light winds and largely clear skies for much of the night. A little medium and high-level cloud may edge in from the west during the early hours, although road surfaces are still expected to fall marginal or locally below zero, perhaps with a threat of hoar frost and icy patches.
Cloud will continue to build from the west tomorrow morning, bringing a few spots of rain.
Actions as follows:
Full pre grit of all primary gritting routes this evening – patrol to follow
Stay safe. Take care. Check your neighbours. ... See MoreSee Less
Bloom and Grow, Oldham’s entry into North West in Bloom, has won the Best City* Award - for the tenth year in a row.
We also brought home the Best Town/City Centre and Best Public Feature Awards.
Councillor Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “To win Best City every year for the last decade is an outstanding achievement.
“This is a real honour for the borough and maintaining such a high standard of work is superb. ... See MoreSee Less
We are open for trick or treating behind the white lion, enter if you dare 🎃💀👻🎃☠️💀👻 ... See MoreSee Less
HAVE YOUR SAY ON HOW BUSES ARE RUN IN YOUR LOCAL AREA
Thousands of people hop on them every day but unfortunately the number of residents using buses is falling both locally and nationally.
To increase usage and improve the service for local people Oldham council inviting everyone to voice their views through a consultation on how they think buses should be run in their local area.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a regular bus passenger or rarely use the bus, everyone’s views are important and will inform a future decision on how your buses are run in Oldham.
You have until Wednesday 8 January 2020 to submit your views – so there’s plenty of time to speak up.
Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Economy and Enterprise, Councillor Sean Fielding, whose own dad is a bus driver, said:
“Currently in Greater Manchester, bus companies decide their own routes, timetables, tickets and standards. This is great for the companies, but not so much for local people here in Oldham.
“We now have a chance to run buses differently and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is proposing a franchising scheme.
“This means that decisions around the services will be made at a Greater Manchester level and not in London, hundreds of miles away from the borough,
“This consultation will give us Oldhamers a voice and a say in the future running of this vital form of transport.
“We are notoriously bad at responding to consultations in Oldham, but I would really urge people to get involved and have their say. Public transport is vital for so many of our residents, helping them get to work, appointments and to connect with friends and family, I really hope residents make their voice heard.
“The new scheme will also tie in with our Green Oldham initiative, encouraging residents and organisations in Oldham to make environmentally conscious choices.
To have your say, just visit the consultation page at www.gmconsult.org
Consultation documents and the proposals are available at libraries and council buildings across our borough (make sure Christine gets these out please) or you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 244 1100 for the survey in alternative formats.
Watch Councillor Sean Fielding’s latest vlog to find out more: youtu.be/bR-Kr1PDS20 ... See MoreSee Less
There’s a going sheep on the road near Delph crochet if anyone knows the farmer ... See MoreSee Less
Problems in dobcross last night when wayward lorry got lost in village square. Oldham council have been contacted asking engineers to look at road signage ... See MoreSee Less