Garth Harkness

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

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Location of 24 hour access defibrillators in Saddleworth

by Garth Harkness on 14 January, 2017

24 hour Defibrillator locations: Denshaw : Denshaw Village Hall Austerlands: The Three Crowns Pub, Uppermill Civic Hall Greenfield: Tame Valley Tennis & Squash Club, The Satellite Centre Friezland : Christ Church Friezland Church Hall Lydgate : The White Hart Grotton : Lido House, Housing & Care 21 Delph: Delph Library, Holland Close Housing & Care […]

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The Leader of the Opposition and Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council, Shaw Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, will propose a motion to the next meeting of Oldham Council (Wednesday 22 March) calling on the Council to withdraw from the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) and to instead develop a local plan for housing and commercial […]

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The Oldham Liberal Democrat Group will be proposing a motion to Oldham council on Wednesday 22 March 2017 supporting new safeguards for vulnerable benefit claimants so less of these claimants receive a benefit sanction. The motion is being proposed by Councillor Garth Harkness: “Last year, I met with staff at Tameside and Oldham MIND to […]

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Ward Projects 2016-17

by Garth Harkness on 12 March, 2017

Work on Dawson’s field Above and Beyond Awards Thorpe Road signs Dovestone memorial Delph Youth Band Saddleworth Literacy Festival Diggle Blues Light up Denshaw Diggle comm association xmas MIND St Annes Church wall Friamere Cricket club Footpath-between Woods Lane and Platt Lane Wall repairs- Woods Lane and Wall Hill Road Delph park Swan Meadows improvements […]

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We write following the outcome of the Judicial Review by Mr. Justice Kerr relating to Saddleworth School which now causes further delays on a project where a new school should have been built and occupied for some time. No doubt many parents, grandparents and pupils will be so disappointed at the further delay in providing […]

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Upcoming roadworks

by Garth Harkness on 12 March, 2017

Road Closure: Denshaw Road Delph –Junction with Eagle court 19/3/17-23/3/17 – United Utilities for new Water supply instillation Two way traffic signals: Doctor Lane Scouthead 20/3/17-24/3/17 -to lay new gas main

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Saddleworth School Judicial review

by Garth Harkness on 3 March, 2017

The Judicial Review by Mr. Justice Kerr has upheld only 2 of the 9 objections put forwards by the objectors group with the other 7 being decisively dismissed. This means that the application will have to go back to the Oldham Council Planning Committee so due consideration of other sites issue to be included in […]

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  Following media allegations of a so called ‘Trojan Horse’ style attempt to promote ‘Conservative Islamic Values’ within Clarksfield Primary School in Oldham, the Liberal Democrat Group on the Council is calling upon Council Leaders to formally request Ofsted conduct a fully independent investigation of the school to alleviate growing concerns amongst teachers, staff, parents, […]

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  The Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council will propose that in this year’s budget more money is invested on highway and environmental improvements to make the Borough’s streets safer and cleaner. The Leader of the Opposition and of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr Howard Sykes MBE, said: “I would like to thank Council officers […]

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The Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council will propose that in this year’s budget more money is invested on highway and environmental improvements to make the borough’s streets safer and cleaner. The Shadow Cabinet Member for Finance and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group, Cllr John McCann, said: “I would like to thank Council […]

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Greater Manchester are assessing the “strategic sites” for house building. The only site in Saddleworth is the Fletchers former paper mill in Greenfield and the plan is for 120 houses and 100 lodges. Given previous lodge conversions it is likely that means 220 new houses. Strategic sites such as this are supposed to come with […]

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