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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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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Garth Harkness, Lib Dem Councillor and Shadow cabinet member for Skills and Employment has called on the education secretary to provide further resources to help refuges overcome the barriers in starting a new life in this country In his letter to Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education he says “Refugee Action has launched […]

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Why I am voting to remain

by Garth Harkness on 19 June, 2016

All the countries that are outside of the EU who want to trade in the European Union have significantly worse trade agreements than we do now as being part of the European Union. You can’t I’m afraid, have your cake and eat it. 50 % of what we export goes to the European Union so […]

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Bus changes in Saddleworth

by Garth Harkness on 17 June, 2016

A statement from First bus group: “From Monday 25th July: Due to low passenger demand most of the journeys that currently terminate at Diggle and operate via Dobcross will now run to Grotton. Diggle will continue to be linked with Manchester, Oldham and Uppermill every hour by the journeys on service 184 that operate to/from […]

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OLDHAM DOES NOT NEED MORE CUTS AND JOB LOSSES – SYKES

by Garth Harkness on 17 June, 2016

OLDHAM DOES NOT NEED MORE CUTS AND JOB LOSSES – SYKES More cuts in key local services are likely to be a consequence if voters call for Britain to leave the European Union in the referendum next Thursday, a senior Oldham Councillor has warned.   Howard Sykes, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham […]

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Bailey Mill Updated: 15.30 15th June

by Garth Harkness on 15 June, 2016

Updated: 15.30 15th June Building Control officer met with the Mill Owner, Historical Society and Conservation officers this am, conclusive evidence from the aerial drone requires demolition of certain aspects of the building as deemed to be unsafe, all officers in agreement with this.   The mill owner is responsible for safety and security of […]

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