Greenfield bridge closed after vandal attack

A FOOTBRIDGE over the River Tame in Greenfield is closed after being targeted by Easter vandals. A group of youths were spotted stamping out wooden…

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The all-too-beaten track! ‘Off-roaders’ churn up ancient route

OFF-ROAD vehicles have left a Springhead lane so churned up that even farmers cannot use it. The ancient highway of Wood Brook Lane, which connects…

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Road to ruin Councillors urged to go extra miles to protect Parish assets

TWO of the Parish Council’s youngest members want to go the extra mile to map out a future to preserve Saddleworth’s Victorian heritage. There are…

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Celebrated naval scientist from Uppermill to be honoured with blue plaque

AN UPPERMILL born physicist whose pioneering work helped saved countless lives during two World Wars is to be finally honoured in his native Saddleworth more…

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Half-hourly train service gets backing of councillors

Saddleworth Parish Council has backed proposals to increase the service from Greenfield Train Station to a half-hourly one, responding to a consultation from the Department…

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Grow your own boost as allotment holders get green light for greenhouses

THE green shoots of this year’s fruit and vegetables crop may be battling recent frosty weather but there is already some growth at the allotments…

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Petition calls for winter fuel benefits for families in extra need due to Covid pandemic

AN ONLINE petition demanding a winter fuel allowance for households in the UK facing hardship during the latest national lockdown has been launched by Saddleworth…

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Appeal for more grid cleaning to alleviate potential flooding risk

FLOODING concerns across Saddleworth have prompted calls for greater local authority frequency of grids and gully cleaning. Residents in Kenworthy Gardens, Uppermill were put on…

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