Councillor accused of rape attends Civic Centre safeguarding meeting

An Oldham councillor bailed on suspicion of rape appeared in the Civic Centre last night for the first time since his arrest on 8th September, 2022. The male elected Member, whose identity, and the name of the political party to which he belongs, has still not been made public, was arrested at his home afterContinue reading “Councillor accused of rape attends Civic Centre safeguarding meeting”

Sir Harry’s sinking ship takes on more water

Beleaguered Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council, already swamped with other scandals, most notably around its shockingly poor handling of historic child sexual exploitation, has spectacularly reversed its policy around the archiving of its broadcasts of public meetings, with videos of the sessions now restored to its own YouTube channel. Just ten days ago, in news publishedContinue reading “Sir Harry’s sinking ship takes on more water”

Council Leader kept in the dark

In an exclusive published elsewhere on this website two days ago, detailed background was provided into an ‘inexplicable’ and much criticised decision by Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council taken earlier in the week (read more here). It was predicated on the reasonable assumption that such a far reaching ruling – to remove all video records ofContinue reading “Council Leader kept in the dark”

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”