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Newsletter, January 2021

A brief summary of what’s in our January 2021 newsletter… It’s a New Year like no other. In this issue, we’ve included a link to the Government website with the latest Covid advice on staying safe and well during the lockdown. We also bring you news on the latest eco projects in the community as well as plans to create an outdoor lido and why the latest research is showing that swimming outdoors (especially in cold water!) is beneficial to both body and mind. Plus, we bring you the usual winter advice on keeping safe and warm, especially if you...

Newsletter, December 2020

A brief summary of what’s in our December 2020 newsletter.. As we near the end of this strange and difficult year, we bring you news on a wide range of issues that are ‘works in progress’ at SPC as well as the annual reminders of how you, your family, friends and neighbours can stay safe and warm as winter comes to Saddleworth. We say a fond but sad farewell to a former Chairman’s lady who passed away recently and look forward to next Christmas when, hopefully, we can hold our annual Christmas lights competition again.

Newsletter, November 2020

A brief summary of what’s in our November 2020 newsletter.. Welcome to our November newsletter – we hope that you and your loved ones are staying well and managing to avoid the Covid 19 virus. Meanwhile in this newsletter we update you on the Saddleworth Neighbourhood Plan that aims to enable Saddleworth residents to have their say in aspects of community life. We also report on SPC’s response to the Government’s White Paper “Planning for the Future” as well as our response on local planning issues and green belt. Plus, we’re still eager to recruit volunteers to encourage local pubs,...

Newsletter, October 2020

A brief summary of what’s in our October 2020 newsletter.. Welcome to our October newsletter – we hope that you and your loved ones are staying well and managing to avoid the Covid virus. Life is far from normal, but nevertheless life does go on and in this issue we talk about how SPC is helping to promote the very important issue of peace and support the work of local peace groups. We are also looking for volunteers to join our new steering group to help encourage local businesses to stock or use Fairtrade products. Could you be one of...

Newsletter, July 2020

A brief summary of what’s in our July 2020 newsletter.. Welcome back to SPC’s newsletter – it seems like an age since we last brought you news! Everyone at SPC hopes that you and your loved ones have avoided the Coronavirus and will continue to do so. Meanwhile we’ve been continuing our duties as Councillors as best we can during the crisis. This newsletter is really to bring you up to date with everything and now that SPC is “open for business”, albeit via online council meetings, we hope to get back to something resembling normality from this month onwards.

Newsletter, March 2020 – special CORONAVIRUS issue 1

A brief summary of what’s in our March 2020 newsletter.. SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS ISSUE (1): Things have been happening so quickly that, despite putting together our regular monthly newsletter, we’ve felt the need to make some changes to the original articles which are no longer appropriate due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (such as hiring the Civic Hall for large gatherings and celebrations). Next month we’ll be bringing you a special issue outlining what our wonderful Saddleworth community is doing to help others throughout the crisis. In the meantime, please read on for news on what the COVID-19 outbreak means for...

Newsletter, February 2020

A brief summary of what’s in our February 2020 newsletter.. It was a sad start to 2020 as we bade farewell to two of our councillors and also mourned the death of former parish councillor and Chairman, and former Mayor of Oldham, Derek Heffernan. We also explain how, with careful budgeting, we have managed to keep the precept increase to a bare minimum. Discover how to survive the harsh winter weather and also how to keep an eye on elderly and infirm friends, family and neighbours. Plus, with spring on the way (hopefully!), February is the perfect opportunity to book...

Newsletter, January 2020

A brief summary of what’s in our January 2020 newsletter.. As we enter a new decade, we talk about how to stay safe and warm this winter, whether you’re at home or out and about on the moors. We bring you news of how we plan to attract tourists to lesser-known areas of Saddleworth, not simply the Dovestone tourist hotspot. Find out why the landscaping of Delph Chapel graveyard is being put on temporary hold, and also why we are signing up to the Woodland Trust’s Charter for Trees, Woods and People. Finally, we’re thrilled to announce that a 30-year...

Newsletter, December 2019

A brief summary of what’s in our December 2019 newsletter.. A brief summary of what’s in our December 2019 newsletter… As the nights draw in, you can always depend on Saddleworth residents and businesses to brighten up the community with the annual Saddleworth Illuminations Competition. We’ve listed the winners below along with some smashing photos. Plus, we explain ways to deal with any harsh weather conditions we might experience over the festive season, and finally to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!