Garth Harkness

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

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20’s Plenty for Us in 2020

by Garth Harkness on 28 October, 2020

Liberal Democrat Councillors are proposing a motion at the next full meeting of Oldham Council (November 4th) calling for a default 20mph speed limit to be introduced on the Borough’s minor residential roads. Twenty million British citizens already live in local authorities where a 20mph default speed limit exists.  The Liberal Democrats want Oldham Council […]

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Liberal Democrat Councillors are playing on the same team as campaigning footballer Marcus Rashford when it comes to tackling child food poverty. The 22-year old Manchester United star has just been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for his work ensuring that no child goes hungry. This is an issue close to the […]

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Dobcross roadworks update 28/11

by Garth Harkness on 28 October, 2020

The works conflict arose due to the second burst at Dobcross New Rd conflict with the partial closure of Sugar Lane, the burst could not be delayed any longer due to flooding and consequential damage to our highway. Sugar Lane will re – open fully this morning, Dobcross New Rd will be complete tomorrow

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Oldham Liberal Democrats are seeking to ensure that the findings of the Home Office-sponsored Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) deliver practical benefits for survivors of abuse, and are implemented in councils and the care home system. The investigation is due to finish hearings into the systematic exploitation of children by organised networks on […]

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A rise in COVID Cases in Dobcross and Denshaw

by Garth Harkness on 21 October, 2020

Common sense prevails in Diggle

by Garth Harkness on 18 October, 2020

Councillor Garth Harkness has succeeded in substituting common sense for an excessive proposal for parking restrictions in Diggle when the new Saddleworth School opens. As part of the plan for the approach to the school, council officers proposed a parking ban between 6am and 6pm Monday to Friday on Huddersfield Road between the school entrance […]

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Saddleworth Councillors Garth Harkness and Sam Al-Hamdani are calling on OldhamCouncil to make serious improvements to their plans for better broadband across thedistrict.With the substantial changes in working patterns brought on by the coronaviruspandemic, this has emphasised the need to deliver high-quality fibre opticbroadband to homes across the area.Councillor Garth Harkness said: “With so many […]

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Object to “Planning for the future consultation”

by Garth Harkness on 4 October, 2020

www.gov.uk Planning for the Future Object online; or email to planningforthefuture@communities.gov.uk or write to Planning for the Future Consultation,Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government,3 rd Floor Fry Building, 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF PUBLIC CONSULTATION CLOSES 29 th OCTOBER Object now or it will be too late!

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Saddleworth Conservative Councillors showed themselves to be out of step with party colleagues when voting against a recent motion at Oldham Council.  The motion, supported by Liberal Democrat Councillors, called for the government’s recently-published proposals to radically reform the planning process to be scrapped. Conservative Councillor Graham Sheldon spoke, and voted, against the motion arguing […]

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UPPERMILL SCHOOL SITE LAND-SWAP AXED

by Garth Harkness on 28 September, 2020

• Liberal Democrats uncover secret decision• Public must be consulted about future uses for the site Oldham Council has retained ownership of the current site of Saddleworth School in Uppermill after buying the new school site in Diggle outright instead of land-swapping it as planned with the developers who owned it. Liberal Democrat Councillors Garth […]

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