Second scheme designed to improve safety around schools set to start in Oldham

Oldham’s second School Street scheme is going live, according to the council. The borough’s first School Street was launched at St Anne’s Primary School, Royton. Since then, it has proved a success and has received the backing of staff, parents, pupils as well as the former Paralympic Gold medallist Dame Sarah Storey OBE, the Active […]

Dame Sarah Storey backs school safety scheme in Oldham

Dame Sarah Storey OBE, the Active Travel Commissioner for Greater Manchester, has backed Oldham’s first School Street. Dame Sarah recently visited St Anne’s Primary School, Royton to see how the pilot scheme is making the roads around the school safer and healthier for pupils. Councillor Arooj Shah, Leader of Oldham Council and Chris Goodwin, Cabinet […]

Planning application submitted for proposed new £5m bridge

Oldham Council has submitted a planning application to build an eye-catching £5m bridge that would make travelling between Ashton and the borough easier for cyclists and pedestrians. The proposed 140m long structure would run across the Medlock Valley in Park Bridge – along the old viaduct route on the Oldham/Ashton boundary. The council would look […]

‘Greener and healthier’ approach to transport agreed by Oldham Council

Oldham Council’s cabinet has agreed a new approach that looks to get more residents walking, cycling and using public transport. Streets For All is a new Greater Manchester-wide strategy which highlights how all our streets, roads and highways can be made more accessible and cleaner. As part of the plan the council would look to […]

Oldham Council takes major step forward by approving Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan

Oldham Council’s cabinet has now approved Greater Manchester’s final Clean Air Plan to tackle the problem of air pollution on local roads All ten Greater Manchester (GM) councils are considering the GM Clean Air Plan at meetings taking place throughout July, after the plan was endorsed by the ten GM local authority leaders at a GMCA meeting […]

New road in landmark regeneration project officially opens

A major new link road leading to a £100m regeneration scheme at Broadway Green in Oldham has officially opened. Lydia Becker Way provides access to the development, which once complete, will provide more than 600,000 sq ft of employment space and up to 500 new homes. The road has been named after the Oldham suffragist […]


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