Garth Harkness

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

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Changes to bin collections

by Garth Harkness on 28 March, 2020

Message from Oldham Council: We have made the difficult decision to introduce temporary changes to bin collections. From Monday residents will be asked to only put out their grey bin on their usual day which will be collected weekly. No other bins will be collected for the time being with people asked to include food […]

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https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus The Council, Oldham Foodbank and Action Together are working together to coordinate the delivery of emergency food and other essential personal and household basic items to people in need. This offer will be for people who are unable to leave the house and don’t have a trusted friend, neighbour or family member to help […]

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by Garth Harkness on 23 March, 2020

Coronavirus: Bins, rubbish and recycling Bin collections The Coronavirus has had an impact on our waste and recycling service which means we are currently unable to carry out all bin collections. Our staff will attempt to carry out as many collections as possible with priority given to general rubbish and food collections. Please follow this […]

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https://www.oldham.gov.uk/coronavirus The link has local information relating to Coronavirus

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Coronavirus

by Garth Harkness on 17 March, 2020

Please follow the link to Oldham council information and advice on Coronavirus https://www.oldham.gov.uk/info/100010/health_and_social_care/2428/coronavirus_update_and_advice

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Councillor Garth Harkness highlights recent work done by the Liberal Democrats to make life easier for Tram passengers across the network. This work comes from the Oldham Liberal Democrat motion proposed by Councillor Harkness. This is to the 18th March full council meeting, 6pm. The idea behind the scheme is to do with tax relief. […]

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The Liberal Democrat Group on Oldham Council will be presenting their alternate budget proposals to next week’s Performance and Value for Money Committee (4 February 2020). The review falls three weeks prior to the Liberal Democrat Amendment being considered by the Full Council (26 February). In their budget proposals for the coming financial year (2020/21), […]

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Saddleworth Neighborhood Plan

by Garth Harkness on 20 February, 2020

Saddleworth Parish council are seeking views of local residents to help create a Neighborhood plan for Saddleworth. Each village in Saddleworth can contribute to the plan. Housing, transport, business, education and healthcare are just some of the many important subjects under discussion and if we do not get involved, crucial decisions will be taken without […]

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Saddleworth Parish Council environmental plan

by Garth Harkness on 20 February, 2020

The Liberal Democrats promised a comprehensive local environmental plan and it is taking shape. The ambitious target is a carbon-neutral council by 2030, and a carbon-neutral Saddleworth by 2035.   It will be wide-ranging, as everything affects our environment.  “Take planning”, says leader, Councillor Sam Al-Hamdani. “Building a new home releases 80 tonnes of CO2. Refurbishing […]

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Denshaw School Safety Zone

by Garth Harkness on 20 February, 2020

Local councillors have bid for funding for a School Safety Zone at Denshaw Councillor Garth Harkness said “The amount of traffic coming into the village makes children coming to the school vulnerable. The scheme will introduce traffic calming measures in the form of speed bumps, a traffic island and warning signs.” Garth added “It was […]

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