Fly-tipping Grains Road, Shaw

Fly-tipping Grains Road, Shaw.

Please to report the above fly-tipping has now been removed.

If anybody has any information on who keeps doing this here and elsewhere in Shaw please let me know and we will see if we can get them prosecuted.

Email me any details.

Lets try and stamp our this behaviour that bights our area.

#BeMoorAware – enjoy and respect the countryside

#BeMoorAware – enjoy and respect the countryside

Oldham Council, Greater Manchester Police, and Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service are raising awareness about the dangers of moorland fires and their consequences over the next few months.

Please support the #BeMoorAware campaign to show how discarded cigarettes, fires, and barbecues can cause severe damage.

The campaign will also remind people that they could be fined or prosecuted if they ignore the fire ban on the moors.

If you see a fire on the moors, call 999 immediately.

When visiting the countryside, please act responsibly and respect the area and its residents.

Lees Street Car Park – after and before

Lees Street Car Park – after and before.

Following months of unsuccessful requests for the Parish Council (who when the Liberal Democrats ran it created this space and maintained it); or Oldham Council to take some responsibility for the much needed repairs, we have now made some progress.

After much lobbying (and no thanks or support from the so-called Independent ran Town Council) I am pleased to report the large pot holes have now been filled.

FOR HELP AND ADVICE – Shaw and Crompton Lib Dem Councillor Surgeries (no appointment necessary) in June 2024

FOR HELP AND ADVICE – Shaw and Crompton Lib Dem Councillor Surgeries (no appointment necessary) in June 2024.

Pop along for advice, help or to discuss any issue or matter with your local Liberal Democrat councillors.

Shaw and Crompton Advice Surgeries (no appointment necessary) held on the following Thursdays at Shaw Lifelong Learning Centre – 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

June 6, 13, 20 and 27.

No scrutiny, no oversight, no say

No scrutiny, no oversight, no say.


In a move that would make the leaders in North Korea and Russia proud, the so-called Independents, did exactly what they did last year, which was to NOT ALLOW any members of the opposition (Liberal Democrats) on to ANY of the Committees voting against them – thus stifling debate, joint working or scrutiny of the decisions they are making with the taxpayers money.

Councillor Diane Williamson said: “Well, no surprise there then. The public not allowed to ask questions of this debacle unless it is on the minutes and then absolutely NO consultation with residents or opposition members about the change to a Town Council.  The meeting continued with some very disrespectful barraging and comments from the new Leader of the Town Council.”

“The Liberal Democrats might be gagged for now, but the tactics of the so-called Independents will not go unnoticed by the residents of our two lovely wards of Shaw and Crompton.  Keep watching and listening and we are here for every single one of you – no matter whether you voted for us or not, or you have just started to see the real truth” added Councillor Diane Williamson.

Liberal Democrats ready to go for snap general election

Liberal Democrats ready to go for snap general election

Parliamentary candidates Sam Al-Hamdani (pictured above), Hannah Kitching and Chris Northwood are ready and raring to go for the snap general election called by Rishi Sunak for July 4.

Sam Al-Hamdani is the deputy leader of the Liberal Democrat group on Oldham Council, and won re-election to the Council in 2023 after nearly doubling his vote from his first win in 2019. He is standing in the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency.

Hannah Kitching is the leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on Barnsley Council, having taken their first seat against the Labour controlled council in 2019, and winning 11 seats in four years. She is standing in Oldham West, Chadderton and Royton.

Parliamentary candidate Sam Al-Hamdani said: “This year, in the local elections across the Oldham East and Saddleworth constituency, the Liberal Democrats were only 200 votes behind the Labour party. Meanwhile the Conservatives trailed down in fifth place behind the Oldham Group and other independents.

“The Conservative party nationally are in free fall. We can provide a real alternative – it is clear that with them having failed to even choose a candidate, they are not taking this election seriously.”

Chris Northwood, who is fighting the Manchester Central seat which now includes the two Failsworth wards, is a strong campaigner who is currently deputy leader of the Liberal Democrats Manchester City Council.

Sam Al-Hamdani continued: “The Liberal Democrats present a clear, fair option at the general election. I’ve knocked on over 4,000 people’s doors in the last year, because I believe in listening to people, and fighting for what they need. We are looking forward to doing that on a wider stage.”