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Oldham Council is helping the Citizens Advice to support people who are struggling with debt. It sees the town hall adopt Citizens Advice’s Council Tax Collection Protocol.

Staff at the Victoria Unit at the Royal Oldham Hospital have been awarded the prestigious Christie Quality Mark accreditation for a second time. They were first awarded the quality mark in 2015.

NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (T&G CCG) in partnership with Tameside Council are reminding people in Tameside and Glossop where to access expert medical treatment during the extended Easter bank holiday (Friday 30 March – Monday 2 April 2018).

An Oldham Cancer patient has avoided  stays in hospital thanks to a thanks to Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust’s IV Therapy Service community-based service. 


Oldham Council are one of 12 organisations across the North West  who have received Silver Awards under the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS).


There are events across Oldham's parks celebrating  Love Parks Week 2017 from 14-23 July.


Books of Condolence in memory of all those  killed and injured in the terror attack at Manchester Arena have been opened by Oldham Council.

A new traditional market is being launched in Chadderton on Wednesday 5 April.

A free, family friendly community event is taking place in Oldham to help bring together people interested in growing.

The Link Centre In Oldham that has been under threat of closure may get a stay of execution as Council bosses look for organisations to take it over.
More than 2,000 people signed a petition urging town hall chiefs to keep the centre open last year and local MP's Debbie Abrahams, Jim McMahon and Angela Rayner met with potential 
It is hoped thsat this will provide a lifeline for the local residents who use the centre, many who are disabled. Rent for the first year will be free, before it increases year on year. The Groups using the centre include Age UK, the Alzheimer’s Society and Pennine Care.

Warm Homes Oldham has been set up by Oldham Council, along with the NHS and local housing partners also includes EON, JNR Contracting Ltd, Age UK Oldham and Auriga Services. It provides help to local residents who are  struggling to pay energy bills

£340,000 of new electronic fetal monitoring equipment is being installed into the labour wards and obstetric theatres across maternity units at The Royal Oldham Hospital and North Manchester General and will be in place and operational by February 2017.

Oldham Council and neighbouring councils have been consulting on the first draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework since 31st October.

Many of the public services and facilities run by the local authority and  partners will be scaled down during the holiday period.

Fun Palaces are free events where everybody in the community can take part in arange of activities including arts, crafts, science and technology.
They are taking place at Gallery Oldham, Oldham Libraries and at the Town Centre Library bookshop  from 10am onwards.
To find your nearest Fun Palace venue and time, visit

Oldham Community Leisure are teaming up with Transport for Greater Manchester on their Greater Manchester Walking Weekends to create more opportunities for people to get active in the Greater Manchester area.

Oldham Council are celebrating  Peace Week from Wednesday 21 September and Monday 26 September.A week of reflection and action on peace, starting on the United Nation International Day of Peace on 21 September.
Oldham Council became the first local authority in the UK to sign the Pledge to Peace in 2015. Oldham Peace week will involve the public, schools, the community, faith groups and businesses in Oldham.
13 local organisations have joined us in signing the pledge and  formed the Oldham Pledge to Peace Forum.
Activities will take place throughout the week including a Peace Day celebration event at Gallery Oldham and Oldham Library on Saturday 24 September from 1 to 4 pm – with the launch of a new peace book section, live music, entertainment, poetry and book readings, and a technology section with Hack Oldham and Roamer the Robot. 
Legoland Discovery Centre at The Trafford Centre in Manchester will be there on the day with its Master Model Builder, Alex Bidolak. He will be hosting LEGO Building Workshops and giving away prizes for the best build.
There will be a Peace Picnic in Dunwood Park on Sunday 25 September with arts and crafts, face painting and family entertainment between 1 to 3pm.
Oldham peace week has links with four Italian signatory towns, Mazara Del Vallo, Calatafimi-Segesta, Pisa and Lari and a webpage has been set up which includes more information and a full list of events

Dental services in Oldham will benefit from a new electronic system to improve the security and speed of storing patient records.

Two Oldham parks have been given Green Flag Awards after an undercover inspection.