Message about any missed Green waste/food caddies from today in Shaw and Crompton


Please be aware that despite our best efforts we will not finish food and garden collections on our Friday rounds today.

This is due to an increased amount of material that has been placed out for collection.

We have a number of pockets across Shaw and Crompton which we will back to collect tomorrow.

Should you be contacted by any residents please advise them to leave their bins out for collection.

Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund is a pot of money that is specifically for young people – closing date 31 May

We are very pleased to announce the new Kerrching Grants funding application for this year. 

Please note: The application process has been revised so please read through the attached form carefully.

What it is: Kerrching – Youth Opportunity Fund is a pot of money that is specifically for young people.  The fund aims to provide opportunities for young people in their leisure time that will improve their health and wellbeing and enable young people to lead healthy lifestyles.

The fund is: For activities for all young people aged 8-19 (or up to age 25 if the young people have additional needs).  Activities that are funded must take place before the end of March 2020.  It is managed by young people from Oldham Youth Council who will be making decisions about the allocation of funds.

This year, we have the opportunity to award grants to youth and community groups within Oldham in the form of the Kerrching Grants Awards.  We are offering up to £5,000 to groups in order to enhance their health and wellbeing of young people.

We are inviting nominations from all types of groups who currently offer positive activities and opportunities for positive engagement to young people in Oldham.

Applications will be assessed by members of the Youth Council. The deadline for applications is Friday 31st May 2019 no later than 3pm – we will not accept any applications received after this time.

Applications can be sent electronically via email to – or you can print out the form and complete by hand – returning it to us on the address below. For more information contact;

Liberal Democrat Group Officers and Shadow Cabinet announced for 2019/20

The Leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has today announced the appointment of his Shadow Cabinet Team and appointments to boards and committees for 2019/20.  The Liberal Democrat Group has also elected its officers.

Councillor Howard Sykes said:  “I am looking forward to once more leading the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council.  I am especially pleased that the Group is being joined by two new colleagues, Councillor Louie Hamblett representing Crompton and Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani representing Saddleworth West and Lees.  Louie and Sam are already experienced parish councillors and I know that they are both keen to make a difference.”

“Voters can rest assured that the Oldham Liberal Democrats will continue to oppose Labour’s waste, inefficiency and centralisation tendancies and we will always speak up for fair treatment for our citizens and for value-for-money services and common sense solutions.  As ever, the Liberal Democrats remain the only party holding Labour to account on Oldham Council, and we shall continue to take that responsibility seriously.”

Details of positions:

Name of Councillor Role
Councillor Howard Sykes Group Leader
Councillor Chris Gloster Deputy Group Leader
Councillor Diane Williamson Group Secretary
Councillor Hazel Gloster Group Treasurer
Councillor Garth Harkness Group Political Secretary
Name of Councillor Portfolio
Howard Sykes Economy and Enterprise (Opposition Leader)
Garth Harkness Education and Skills
Hazel Gloster Children’s Services
Louie Hamblett Health and Social Care
Dave Murphy Neighbourhood Services
Diane Williamson Policing and Communities
Sam Al-Hamdani Housing
Chris Gloster Finance and Corporate Resources
(Opposition Deputy Leader)
Name of Councillor Board / Committee
Chris GlosterAudit Committee
Garth HarknessOverview and Scrutiny Board
Diane WilliamsonPerformance and Value for Money Committee
Hazel GlosterPlanning Committee
Chris GlosterLicensing Committee
Diane WilliamsonStandards Committee
Dave MurphyPetitions and Traffic Regulation Orders
Name of Councillor District
Diane WilliamsonChair, Shaw and Crompton
Sam Al-HamdaniOfficial Spokesperson, Saddleworth and Lees



ALL WELCOME: Meeting of Friends of Crompton Moor – 13 May, 7:30pm, St Saviours Church, Buckstones Road –

Hi All,

Just to let you know that our next meeting will be on Monday the 13th of May 2019 BUT at a change of venue just for this one meeting.

The meeting will be at St. Saviours Church on Pingot Lane, off Buckstones road, Shaw.   7:30 pm until 9:00 pm.   (The Park Inn has a private booking on the 13th May)

A small charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-members will be requested at the door.

The Church are kindly letting us use their premises free of charge as the meeting is for the benefit of the community.

So any money made from entry or donations will be used also for the benefit of the community, by using it to take care of Crompton Moor.

This will be an open meeting for anyone to come along and find out more about the future of Crompton Moor.  

FCM will start the meeting with a general / overall talk about Crompton Moor; followed by Manchester City of Trees and Moors for the Future; who will each explain their involvement and also provide more information about themselves.

There will be films, slides, photographs and lots of information etc. 

Tea, Coffee, Fruit Juice, and of course cakes and biscuits will be provided for just a small donation of your own choice.

Could you all please let me know if you are coming, as it would be very helpful to know how many will be attending?

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday the 13th of May at 7:30pm,


Marian Herod

Secretary – Friends of Crompton Moor

07792 156295