Garth Harkness

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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 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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  The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Opposition Group on Oldham Council, Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, has formally submitted the Liberal Democrats Groups response to the recent GMSF consultation. Councillor Sykes has also urged residents to make sure they also make their views known and respond before the 16 January deadline. “People are angry and […]

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Lib Dems call for less packaging and more recycling

by Garth Harkness on 12 December, 2016

Liberal Democrat councillors Garth Harness (Saddleworth North) and Diane Williamson (Crompton) will be proposing a motion to Oldham council on Wednesday 14th December 2016 calling on the council to help reduce packaging and improve recycling.  Councillor Garth Harkness said “ There are 2.5 billion paper coffee cups thrown away each year and hardly any of […]

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Water Contamination in Saddleworth update (11/12/16)

by Garth Harkness on 11 December, 2016

UU confirmed that the general water quality in the affected areas is usually good as it is fed by local reservoirs which will help the situation.  UU are conducting constant testing of the water quality, though at this moment in time they do not have the results from the samples.  UU have confirmed that there […]

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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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