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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!

Newsletter, October 2019

A brief summary of what’s in our October 2019 newsletter.. Why our Civic Hall is the ideal venue for your wedding – not just for the reception but for the actual ceremony, too. We bring you news of public transport changes in the area, some welcome, some not-so-welcome, and how you can have a say on local bus services. Finally, there’s a reminder that it’s ‘that time of year’ again – so get out those festive lights because we’ll be judging the best of the best in our annual Saddleworth Illuminations Competition on the 10th and 11th December!

Newsletter, September 2019

A brief summary of what’s in our September 2019 newsletter.. We were delighted to welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race to Saddleworth on its final stage before finishing in Manchester. Find out why it’s been inspiring us to “get on our bikes” instead of taking the car. We also bring you news of how you can help Saddleworth to reduce its carbon footprint through recycling and cleaner air. Plus we take a nostalgic look at all the stars and celebrities that have appeared at our Civic Hall over the decades.

Newsletter, July 2019

A brief summary of what’s in our July 2019 newsletter.. We’re delighted to welcome the Tour of Britain cycle race to Saddleworth on 14th September on its final stage before finishing in Manchester. We also bring you the winners of the annual Saddleworth in Bloom competition and look back at Saddleworth’s role in the Industrial Revolution. Find out where you can ‘spend a penny’ in Saddleworth – and finally how SPC and the local community can help to reduce the parish’s carbon footprint.

Newsletter, June 2019

A brief summary of what’s in our June 2019 newsletter.. Summer in Saddleworth sees the annual Saddleworth in Bloom competition – judging takes place on 16th July. Then, looking on to September, we’re delighted that the Tour of Britain cycle race will be speeding through Saddleworth on its final stage before finishing in Manchester. If you’re planning a business meeting or a social event or celebration, why not consider the superb facilities we have at the Civic Hall? Finally, there’s a reminder of our Plastic Free Parish drive and how you can do your bit in the war against plastic.

Newsletter , May 2019

A brief summary of what’s in our May 2019 newsletter… We say a big ‘thank you’ to our retiring Chairman and his Lady for all their hard work over the past year. Thanks also go to our Vice Chairman and his Lady in what has been an outstanding and memorable year for SPC. If you’re planning a business meeting or a social event or celebration, why not consider the superb facilities we have at the Civic Hall? Finally, there’s a reminder of our Plastic Free Parish drive and how you can do your bit in the war against plastic.