North Chadderton School Awards

I WAS honoured to have attended the North Chadderton School Presentation Awards Evening as Chief Guest. It was incredibly moving to see so many proud parents, friends and families beam with pride as they watched their children receive the awards.

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Don’t miss out on the Open Oldham Exhibition!

I WAS delighted to attend The Open Oldham Exhibition at The Gallery Oldham yesterday evening. It was moving to see how well attended the event was, with proud locals enjoying the incredible showcase of talent which was on display from our very own Oldham born and bred artists.

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My response to the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar

LIKE ME YOU will have been troubled and angered by the humanitarian crisis in Myanmar and the plight of the Rohingya Muslims.

The response from the Oldham community has been to come together to raise funds to support those fleeing into Bangladesh, and I pay tribute to those efforts. Continue reading “My response to the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar”

Maxine Peake backs our call to honour local Suffragette hero

IT WAS an honour to have local actress Maxine Peake attending our Annie Kenney fundraising dinner at the weekend. Maxine is very vocal on the importance of raising women’s issues and fight for equal rights everywhere. So it was great to hear Maxine backing calls from Oldham campaigners for a statue honouring Annie, our local born Suffragette.


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Let’s welcome Royton investment

I very much welcome the announcement by Oldham Council to invest £2m in the modernisation of Royton’s historic town hall to form a new community hub.


Royton Town Hall was opened in 1880 and holds a commanding position on Rochdale Road greeting visitors from Rochdale and Oldham along the main road.

Established as the home of the Local Board it served local government in Royton until the creation of the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham which brought together Oldham and its surrounding townships. Continue reading “Let’s welcome Royton investment”