Garth Harkness

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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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Lib Dem Call for Work Capability Assessment to be Scrapped

by Garth Harkness on 26 November, 2016

Liberal Democrat Councillor Garth Harkness, Shadow Cabinet Member for Employment and Skills, has condemned new Government proposals to support disabled jobseekers as “inadequately funded” and still based upon the use of the “discredited and reviled” Work Capability Assessment. The Government has published a Green Paper for consultation titled ‘Improving Lives’ in which its ambition is […]

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Defibrillator training and lifesaving skills event in Delph

by Garth Harkness on 22 November, 2016

    A couple of years ago Liberal Democrats Garth Harkness, Derek Heffernan and Alan Roughley launched a campaign to get a defibrillator in every village. A defibrillator and lifesaving training will take place on Wednesday 7th December 2016 at 6.30pm at Delph Methodist Church.  All members of the public are welcome Councillor Garth Harkness […]

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Flooding update

by Garth Harkness on 22 November, 2016

As you are aware we  had significant rainfall amounts yesterday afternoon and evening. The main areas of concern ( but not exclusively ) have been Royton, Shaw and Saddleworth areas. The teams have been out all night and will continue throughout the day Significant issues affecting travel as follows: Wellihole Greenfield – river Thame has […]

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Police update on Saddleworth burglary offences

by Garth Harkness on 26 October, 2016

From I nspector 11893 Bash Anwar: GMP have recently experienced a spike in burglary offences in the Saddleworth area, with a large proportion committed during the day and at large isolated properties. As a result we have undertaken a number of steps to combat the issue: Additional central Force resources have been deployed to Saddleworth […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillor Garth Harkness, Shadow Cabinet Member for Employment and Skills, has today written, on behalf of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, to the Ministry of Justice calling for benefit claimants to continue to have the right to appear in person at benefit appeals tribunals. The Government is currently running a consultation […]

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Saddeworth North Police update

by Garth Harkness on 10 September, 2016

SADDLEWORTH NORTH E-WATCH FIGURES 2016   June July August     BURGLARY DWELLING 3 5 6     BURGLARY OTHER 1 4 2     THEFT OF A VEHICLE 0 2 2     THEFT FROM A VEHICLE 4 3 6     CRIMINAL DAMAGE 3 3 5     ROBBERY 0 0 1   […]

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Liberal Democrat Recipe to Address Food Poverty in Borough

by Garth Harkness on 7 September, 2016

Liberal Democrat councillors Garth Harkness and Julia Turner will be proposing an amendment to a Labour motion at tonight’s full Council meeting calling for concrete action to address food poverty and insecurity in our borough The Labour motion backed by Cllr Ball references the End Hunger UK campaign. The Liberal Democrats want to enhance this […]

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Liberal Democrat councillors Garth Harkness and Julia Turner will be calling for the council to campaign for a greater take up on free school meals. They are proposing a motion on Wednesday 7th September 2016 calling for Oldham council to do more to promote the take up of free school meals and automatically enroll students where possible. Councillor […]

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Scam Aware event Thursday 28th July

by Garth Harkness on 26 July, 2016

184 bus relief for school and college passengers

by Garth Harkness on 22 July, 2016

Today I was at a meeting with Royce Franklin, Alan Roughley, Nikki Kirkham, Debbie Abrahams MP and a group of residents where we met with Transport for Greater Manchester and First Bus relating to the reduction in the 184 bus service. There is some positive news. One of the concerns for parents was the 7.30 […]

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