By Aimee Howarth

A PUBLIC information meeting is to be held in Dobcross over residents’ worries about increased traffic on their roads.

Issues surround growing concerns the impact of building a new £19 million secondary school at Diggle will have on roads in the next-door village.

The meeting will be attended by Michele Carr, assistant executive director special projects Oldham Council; Paul Groves, Principal Engineer with Unity Partnership and Councillor Dave Hibbert, cabinet member housing, planning and highways.

Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, will also attend the meeting, which has been organised by the Dobcross Village Community (DVC) executive committee.

Saddleworth ward councillors along with Saddleworth Parish councillors will also attend and other interested parties, including community associations, have been invited.

Residents are advised the planning application for the new school will have been submitted by that time.

Consequently, the timing means the Council has to be very careful about what they say and what they commit to.

However, they say they will listen to what residents have to say and take away the information and examine it further.

The meeting starts at 7.30pm Tuesday, July 28 at Dobcross Band and Social Club, Platt Lane.  It will be chaired by Ken Bennett, who is member of the DVC committee.


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