Beleaguered Council ducks away from latest safeguarding gaffe

In a month that is likely to prove very difficult for Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council its senior officers and political leadership has decided that shooting themselves in the foot, once again, is a suitable form of preparation. Before the end of June, and possibly as early as next Monday (20th), the long-awaited Oldham CSE AssuranceContinue reading “Beleaguered Council ducks away from latest safeguarding gaffe”

‘Cllr No-bin’ rubbished by Leader

At a stormy meeting of Oldham Council the 2022/23 Budget was eventually approved after well over three hours of sometimes bitter argument, falsely claimed points of order and, at times, highly personalised insults. In such circumstances, given his own history and that of fellow Failsworth Independent Party Member, Mark Wilkinson (read here) it is noContinue reading “‘Cllr No-bin’ rubbished by Leader”

Extraordinary Council meeting set to rubber stamp top officer appointment

Following an exclusive posted elsewhere on this website on 17th August, 2021 (read here), Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council sits this evening in an Extraordinary session, starting at 6pm, to consider a motion approving the appointment of Harry Catherall as interim chief executive. The proposal to bring Harry out of semi-retirement was considered by the Council’sContinue reading “Extraordinary Council meeting set to rubber stamp top officer appointment”