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Newsletter, April 2022

A brief summary of what’s in our April 2022 newsletter… This month we report on whether or not the temporary 20mph speed limits introduced as a Covid measure will stay, why we feel let down about our drive to make Greenfield station accessible and what we’re doing about it, why Greater Manchester’s “Clean Air Zone” planned for May has been postponed and finally why it’s All Systems Go for supporting Fairtrade in Saddleworth!

Newsletter, March 2022

A brief summary of what’s in our March 2022 newsletter… We’ve more news about improvements to Dawson’s Field plus plans to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Hopefully at long last there seems to be some progress on accessibility at Greenfield station, but the news isn’t so positive about electric vehicle charging points at the new Saddleworth School…

Newsletter, February 2022

A brief summary of what’s in our February 2022 newsletter… At Saddleworth Parish Council, we’re already planning not one but TWO jubilees: Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee this year and our own Golden Jubilee in 2024. While we’re in a celebratory mood, we also bring you news of the new Blue Plaque to honour our very own home-grown hero: Albert Beaumont Wood OBE DSc (1890 – 19 July 1964).

Newsletter, December 2021

A brief summary of what’s in our December 2021 newsletter… It’s been a few months since our last newsletter in the summer, mainly due to Covid restrictions resulting in fewer newsworthy items. However, as the second Covid Christmas looms, we have a number of important newsworthy items which we’d like to share with you. So please read on – and, as ever, stay safe and well.

Newsletter, August 2021

A brief summary of what’s in our August 2021 newsletter… After what seems like an eternity due to the pandemic, things have begun to get back to something resembling normal with our annual Strawberry Tea, Saddleworth in Bloom competition and, of course, Yorkshire Day. We also update you on the Incredible Edible initiative as well as Saddleworth’s Shop Local scheme.

Newsletter, June 2021

A brief summary of what’s in our June 2021 newsletter… A reminder that the annual Saddleworth in Bloom competition is back! Judging is at the end of July, so you don’t have long to get your entry in. We also update you on what we’re doing to try to remedy the chronic parking problem at Dovestone Reservoir. Plus, more about SPC’s pledge to be carbon-neutral by 2030.

Newsletter, May 2021

A brief summary of what’s in our May 2021 newsletter… After a gloomy year, we’re thrilled to announce that the annual Saddleworth in Bloom competition is back! Judging is at the end of July, so you don’t have long to get your entry in. We also bring you news on what we’re doing to try to remedy the chronic parking problem at Dovestone Reservoir. Plus, more news on the Take a Bite Out of Climate Change project in Saddleworth.

Newsletter, April 2021

A brief summary of what’s in our April 2021 newsletter… A brief summary of what’s in our April 2021 newsletter… We celebrate one of Saddleworth’s heroes who worked through both World Wars to help combat the German naval threat. Also on an historical note, we bring you news of how we’re working to preserve the rich history of Saddleworth – from ancient milestones and gas lamps to red telephone boxes. Plus, we bring you updates on road safety initiatives and pushing for disabled access to Greenfield railway station.