Garth Harkness

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

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Campaign to save the greenbelt

by Garth Harkness on 13 April, 2017

Crompton Liberal Democrat Councillor Diane Williamson will be proposing a motion to the next full meeting of Oldham Council (13 September) calling for Oldham Council to take action to help end rough sleeping and homelessness. Official figures show that over 4,000 people in England are sleeping rough on any one night and that over a […]

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Saddleworth North Liberal Democrat Councillor Garth Harkness is proposing a motion at the next full meeting of Oldham Council condemning proposals to relocate specialist NHS medical services for Oldham patients with serious heart conditions to Yorkshire and the North East of England, and calling for them to remain local. Cllr Harkness will propose the motion […]

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Between September 2017 – May 2018, Network Rail will be undertaking essential work in preparation for the upgrading of the TransPennine railway, which will deliver faster and more frequent services and improve connections between key towns and cities across the North. Vegetation will be removed to a distance of 6.5 metres either side of the […]

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Road Closures Dobcross and Diggle 7th August

by Garth Harkness on 1 August, 2017

Sugar Lane Dobcross/ Huddersfield Road, Diggle It will be at its junction with Wool Road and that part of Huddersfield Road, Diggle at its junction with Wool Road. The restrictions are required to allow for carriageway resurfacing and will be in force for a period of 5 days from from 7th August or until the […]

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Public Sector Pay

by Garth Harkness on 1 August, 2017

The public service union UNISON is calling upon Councils and Councillors to support their 2018 pay claim, end the pay cap and ensure that all employees receive at least the national living wage. We am proud to say that it was the Oldham Liberal Democrat Group who first proposed that all Council staff received at […]

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Changes to Delph and Dobcross Post Office

by Garth Harkness on 14 July, 2017

From the Post office: Changes to your Post Office- Delph   We’re talking to the Postmaster about making some changes to the above Post Office and we’d like you to tell us what you think about the changes before we finalise our plans. What’s happening? There’s an exciting programme of investment and transformation taking place […]

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The Oldham council Liberal Deomcrat group are proposing a motion at the full council meeting on Wednesday 12th July 20167 which will be calling on the council to join the campaign to scrap domestic violence charges. Liberal Democrat Councillor for Saddleworth North, Garth Harkness who is proposing the motion said: “It is traumatic enough for […]

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Kids need School Meals to Stay Strong and Stable

by Garth Harkness on 26 June, 2017

I am pleased that beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May has at least had the decency to abandon her Government’s spiteful plan to take away free children’s lunches in schools.   The introduction of universal free school lunches for our youngest pupils was an innovation of the Liberal Democrats when they were the junior partner in […]

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Oldham and Saddleworth Liberal Democrats have won an award from North West Ambulance Service. Councillor Garth Harkness attended the North West Ambulance Cardiac Smart award on Friday 23rd June 2017 in Leyland. The awards were presented to groups who have helped make the local area more resilient in terms of improving the clinical outcomes of […]

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