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The race For Life event which raises money for Cancer research was due to take place in Alexander Park on 6th July 2011. Due to 'only 495 people' having signed up for this event , Race For Life have taken it upon themselves to cancel this event as it would not be cost-effective.
If on average each of these people raised £100.00 in sponsorships that would total a raising of £49,500, how can they cancel this event and turn away that much money for such a needy cause, Please sign our petition and help us get this event back on track.
You can also join our page and leave your comments on face book. Just type in the search bar "Keep Race For Life in Oldham. Thank you for your support.
Oldham Athletic are under the real threat of being forced out of Boundary Park, a stadium that has witnessed the limited joyous occasions of a lower league club fan. Plans for new stadiums have been shelved mainly at the planning stage, so OMBC has not delivered.
The owners have now stated that OAFC are "most likely" to ground share. This looks to be for financial reasons, rather than legally enforced ones.
Sign our petition today to stop the proposed Oldham Council closure of important local facilities.
Join us in saying;
NO to closure of almost every youth centre across the borough.
NO to the closure of Highbarn Daycare Centre.
NO to the closure of Broadway and Stoneleigh Libraries.
NO to the cancellation of the mobile library.
NO to reduction in school crossing patrols.
Together we are stronger - help us make a difference by showing your support for our campaign!
On it's website 96.2 The Revolution states that it is:
"A radio station that covers all of Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside and Greater Manchester. That's a potential audience of almost half a million people."
It has marketed itself as a station that:
"Only plays good records - not the commercial dribble you may hear on other stations."
Listeners have enjoyed good quality indie, rock, punk and alternative music and the station has championed unsigned local bands that have since secured record contracts. Many of the DJ's that have presented shows on the station have an excellent broad knowledge of music spanning decades, upto and including new artists - local and international. Some of the DJ's are famous acclaimed local musicians.
Recent listener figures show a large drop to only 19000 listeners in December 2007. Details taken from RAJAR figures and can be viewed in full at http://www.mediauk.com/radio/rajar/226/96.2-the-revolution
There is no publically available information to explain the drop in listener figures.
Over recent months the stations response to this situation appears to have been to dramatically reduce the number of presenters/DJs and more recently to introduce commercial artists onto the playlists which is exactly what the station still markets itself as not playing.
As a listener to 96.2 The Revolution I became increasingly frustrated with these changes and considered switching to another station or simply playing my own music. I concluded that I should channel my frustration into creating a 'myspace' page to express my frustration and to provide a forum for other listeners that may feel the same way. (Please see website link above.)
The page was created on Friday 18th January and three days later it had 400 'friends'. Even more unexpected than the popularity of the page was the number of people that took time to add their own thoughts and frustrations in the form of 'comments.' To date after less than two weeks the page has had over 1600 hits and is approaching 600 'friends'.
All of the people that have commented on this page except one person have expressed their frustration with these recent changes and many have stated that they will no longer listen to the station if it doesn't return to it's old music policy. Within the comments on this page and the two forums around this topic (links are available on the page) a number of people have expressed the opinion that the station does not market itself properly and that it's could target more appropriate advertisers.
These listeners feel that the station should reverse the recent changes, restore the station's past music policy and rare branding, and market is's unique selling point appropriately. They also feel that the station needs to reconsider how it sells to advertisers.
Unfortunately a number of these listeners, myself included, report that when they have written to the station manager to express their concerns they have had no response. This is the reason for this petition - to notify the owners of the station about the feelings and concerns of the listeners.
I represent a collection of small shop and business owners in Oldham, Lancashire who object strongly to the disintegration of a once thriving retail area of the town.
Although under a regeneration plan which will take several years to complete, there seems to be no sympathy for the small businesses and retailers in this area - many who have traded for decades - who provide vital services and a community feel to the area.
While we agree that out of town shopping areas have their place, the small specialist shop such as our walking and climbing shop are still successful but footfall is dropping substantially because of the restrictive parking policies put in place by short sighted local authorities such as Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council.
We at Mountainfeet have received many complaints about the situation from customers - sadly, several of these have categorically stated that despite liking our shop and service, they would not return because of the likelihood of receiving a £30 fine if they outstayed their ticket by even a couple of minutes.
The solution would be a fair solution where say after 10am, short term parking was free, or if a charge has to be levied, a fair system where law abiding shoppers weren't penalised the minute they go over the time limit on their ticket.
Visiting our website as detailed will provide more details and a copy of a typical disgruntled customers letter.
March 11, 2005
Holocaust denial only serves to make fascist parties policies more appealing to the masses.
In the UK this allows them to profane Holocaust Memorial Ceremonies with the support of the law.
We need the law changing and the political parties to change their attitude to confronting the far right.
As you will be aware of the recent events surrounding the use of Boundary Park, an online petition is now set up so that you can support ORLFC's cause to play there.
Oldham RLFC is a vital sporting organisation to the town of Oldham. Since the tragic demise of our spiritual home, Watersheddings, and then the sad death of our beloved Oldham Bears, the reformed ORLFC needs to build on the success of last season and needs a permanent base to play their games.