Garth Harkness

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Saddleworth North Ward on Oldham Council Learn more

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Liberal Democrats petition for a Saddleworth health centre

by Garth Harkness on 19 February, 2016

Petition: http://garthharkness.mycouncillor.org.uk/petition-a-new-health-centre-for-saddleworth/ Liberal Democrat councillors have launched a campaign for a new health centre for Saddleworth on what will become the former Saddleworth school site in Uppermill. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Saddleworth North, Garth Harkness said “The moving of Saddleworth school to Diggle provides an opportunity to use the land in Uppermill for a positive […]

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Saddleworth North Liberal Democrat Councillor Garth Harkness is looking for Saddleworth residents who want to attend an accredited course to become a local mental health champion. Cllr Harkness has funded four places for local people on a course with the mental health charity MIND as part of his wider initiative to improve services for residents […]

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Saddleworth North Liberal Democrat Councillor Garth Harkness is leading a campaign to improve services for residents in Oldham with mental health conditions. Councillor Garth Harkness has provided funding for mental health charity MIND to provide extra support sessions at the Saddleworth School to help young people with mental health issues and is also working with […]

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Thank you

by Garth Harkness on 8 May, 2016

I wanted to say a huge thank you to the people of Saddleworth who supported me to get re-electing onto Oldham council.     It is a great honour and privilege to serve the people of Saddleworth on Oldham council. Many Thanks Garth

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Following announcements that Dobcross sorting office was planned to close Liberal Democrat councillors, who have campaigned to save the post office before, wrote to both Royal Mail and Post Office Ltd to express concerns that closing a sorting office would cause massive inconvenience to Saddleworth residents. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Saddleworth North,  Garth Harkness said […]

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I have been proud to represent Saddleworth and worked hard to get a fair deal. I love the distinctness of each village and want to fight for them. Liberal Democrat record of action                          Saddleworth Priorities:  A promise of more Protecting Saddleworh’s green space […]

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A record of action   Lifesaving defibrillators installed.  The latest is at Scouthead, hosted by landlords of the Three Crowns, Ray and Sue Hicks.           Street lighting.  Garth has challenged inefficiency and slow reinstatement of pavements, and has ensured heritage lighting in conservation areas.     Road improvements.  Sugar Lane Dobcross […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors for Saddleworth North Garth Harkness and Derek Heffernan have slammed the proposal to yet again consider closing the Dobcross Sorting office   Councillor Garth Harkness said “We campaigned as a community to save Dobcross sorting office in May 2014 successfully. After we highlighted the massive inconvenience of a 16 mile round trip […]

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Why I am standing

by Garth Harkness on 18 April, 2016

  I have been proud to represent Saddleworth North on Oldham Council for the past 4 years. I have also served on the Parish Council and as a governor at Holy Trinity CE Primary School in Dobcross. Saddleworth is my home, I love it and I want to go on fighting for it. I live […]

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New Health centre campaign

by Garth Harkness on 16 April, 2016

Saddleworth is almost alone in our borough without one of the modern, integrated healthcare centres other areas take for granted. Saddleworth people still have to go to hospital for some services places like Royton and Glodwick now have on their doorsteps. Our doctors provide an excellent service bit Saddleworth’s population is growing and we need […]

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The Tories’ meanest  cut?

by Garth Harkness on 15 April, 2016

The Tory government is showing its true colours, snatching back money the Lib Dems in government provided to the most vulnerable children and village schools. Garth Harkness, Lib Dem education spokesperson, says, “Every child deserves a good start in life.  But they are quietly planning to scrap Pupil Premium, which gives underprivileged children extra help. […]

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