Live Feed – Oldham Council Extraordinary Meeting 27.06.22

Preamble (Please scroll down for regular updates, the most recent just below the Preamble) This feed will go live at 5pm when protesters, self-styling as The Rabble and attached to notorious, unemployed Tameside conspiracy theorist, Raja Miah, are set to assemble in Parliament Square near the famous Annie Kenney statue. The meeting is set toContinue reading “Live Feed – Oldham Council Extraordinary Meeting 27.06.22”

Another social media ban for ‘The Malicious Beggar’

In a turbulent week in Tameside, unemployed ‘political activist’, Raja Miah has received yet another Facebook ban over what he has described as ‘a post supporting terrorism’. A post that is said to have also attracted the attention of Greater Manchester Police, following complaints by several high profile figures in neighbouring Oldham. The town thatContinue reading “Another social media ban for ‘The Malicious Beggar’”

Council Leader makes crisis meeting U-turn as Mayor throws her ‘under a bus’

In the wake of a damning and widely reported child safeguarding report, beleagured Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council announced that an Extraordinary Meeting will take place on Monday 27th June, 2022 at the Civic Centre (read more here). This followed a press conference hosted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), who first commissioned region-wide ‘AssuranceContinue reading “Council Leader makes crisis meeting U-turn as Mayor throws her ‘under a bus’”

New Council Leader faces baptism of fire

Having safely negotiated a softball first appearance as the new Council Leader on May 25th, 2022 with the Mayor-making and Annual General Meeting, Cllr Amanda Chadderton faces a very different test early next week, writes Neil Wilby. In the wake of the controversial Oldham Child Sexual Exploitation Review, published two days ago by the GreaterContinue reading “New Council Leader faces baptism of fire”

Long awaited watchdog report set to published tomorrow

Earlier today, 21st June, 2022, one of the Region’s leading law firms, Switalskis Solicitors, published an article on their website forewarning of a hugely important event that not only impacts on a number of their own clients, but for the entire town of Rotherham, its parent county and the rest of the country now depressinglyContinue reading “Long awaited watchdog report set to published tomorrow”

‘Special meeting’ promise holds good over CSE investigation

On Friday evening ( 17th June, 2022) a short announcement on Facebook by the Leader of Oldham Metropolitan Council, Cllr Amanda Chadderton, fulfilled a promise made to the town’s residents by two of her predecessors, Sean Fielding and, more recently, Arooj Shah. This is the full text of her short post: “Review into Historic ChildContinue reading “‘Special meeting’ promise holds good over CSE investigation”

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”

Oldham Labour Group expect forthcoming CSE report ‘to make uncomfortable reading for local Tories’

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, recently asked the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, in the House of Commons whether he would ‘condemn those Oldham Conservative candidates who delivered toxic, racist, misogynistic’ leaflets’ during the local elections. He replied, during one of the often controversial Prime Minister Questions sessions: “I’d be very happy toContinue reading “Oldham Labour Group expect forthcoming CSE report ‘to make uncomfortable reading for local Tories’”

Still no confirmed date for publication of Oldham CSE Assurance Review

Oldham’s controversial Child Sexual Exploitation Assurance Review, commissioned in January 2020 by the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is still not complete: Consultations with at least one key stakeholder are still not finalised as at today (7th June, 2022), writes Neil Wilby. In his last update, provided on 2nd May, 2022, via a statementContinue reading “Still no confirmed date for publication of Oldham CSE Assurance Review”

Only 54% ‘proud’ to work for Oldham Council survey shows

An internal survey of staff employed by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council has revealed that satisfaction has declined in eight out of the ten areas under scrutiny, writes Neil Wilby. The most startling is, of course, that only 54% would tell others that they are proud to be part of the organisation. Down from 73% inContinue reading “Only 54% ‘proud’ to work for Oldham Council survey shows”