Salts Street Highway resurfacing – 12 – 16 February

I am pleased to report that carriageway improvement works that will be taking place on Salts Street, Shaw. The works will be carried out in 3 phases.

Phase 1: Monday 12th February 2018 for a period of 5 days, ending on Friday 16th.

Phase 2: Wednesday 14th March 2018 for a period of 8 days, ending on Thursday 22nd.

Phase 3: Friday 23rd March 2018 for a period of 5 days, ending on Thursday 29th.

For the duration of the works, a road closure will be place to ensure the work is carried out safely, please see the necessary diversions below. Works will not take place on weekends, and the road will be opened up to traffic each night once work has finished.

Liberal Democrat Leader slams further delays at Beal Valley Tip

The Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Shaw Ward Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has expressed his disappointment; but not surprise; that agents acting for the Casey Group Limited are once more seeking a three year deferment (again) on the condition attached to a planning application first granted in 1994 that they create a golf course ‘to a playable standard’ on the Beal Valley tipping site.

Councillor Sykes said: “The Beal Valley is a long-standing broken promise by Labour to people living in Shaw, Crompton, Royton South, St James’ Wards and elsewhere in the Borough.”

“When planning permission was first granted to permit dumping of waste on the site, the then Labour Administration saw the pound signs over many years from the fees that this activity would bring the Council,” stated Councillor Sykes.  “Now almost a quarter century later the people of Oldham and the four wards around the site have seen their hopes that tipping would end and the site would made good dashed time and again.”

Councillor Sykes said: “This 24 year saga seems to have been beset by a series of unfortunate disappointments and setbacks, and I do hope that if this deferment is granted that Casey’s will finally be able to carry out the work as promised.  But I will not be holding my breath and will predict now there will be no so called golf course there in three years’ time!”

“We always said it was a tip when Labour claimed it was necessary ‘landscaping and re-shaping’ to provide a golf course, he added.  “Time has proved us right and we were also right that nobody wanted a golf course otherwise it would have opened years ago!”