Oldham Council

Election results for 2019

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Most Recent

Moorland barbecue and fireworks ban planned

People could be banned from taking barbecues, fireworks and sky lanterns on to moorland in Greater Manchester, under new plans.

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Oldham and Tameside councils are looking to introduce Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) on land which straddles both local authorities.

The councils said they want people to enjoy the countryside but "act responsibly".

A large blaze near Saddleworth Moor took three weeks to be put out in 2018.

Oldham Council workers to get living wage

Workers at Oldham Council will now be paid £9 an hour after bosses agreed to become a living wage employer.

Council leader Sean Fielding (centre) addressing an Oldham Council cabinet meeting
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Council leader Sean Fielding (centre) addressing the cabinet

The cabinet signed off on the plans, which will see the higher wage paid to all people employed by the town hall, including their suppliers and contractors.

It is not yet known how much more this will cost the authority.

Town hall leader Sean Fielding told councillors they were "politicians with values" not "accountants to balance the books at any cost" and "it’s very important that we set an example".

Council axes £27m Oldham Coliseum theatre plan

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Plans to build a new £27m theatre venue for the Oldham Coliseum have been scrapped after the council’s leader said it needed to spend its funds “more wisely”.

Oldham Coliseum Theatre
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Plans unveiled in 2016 to relocate the historic theatre to a new 550-seat venue in the town's Cultural Quarter have now been withdrawn.

Council leader Sean Fielding said: “In the current financial climate we’ve got to spend our funds wisely and that means reviewing our works and costs to ensure we get the best value for money for the taxpayers’ of the town.

“A lot has changed since the idea was first discussed six years ago, including the costs involved, so at this stage we are not going to continue with the current proposals to build a new Coliseum on the Southgate Street site."

Later this month, the cabinet will be asked to consider a range alternative options including keeping the theatre in its current location on Fairbottom Street.