Somewhere over the rainbow

Since July 2019 Crompton Councillor Louie Hamblett has repeatedly asked when Oldham will have its own splash of rainbow in the town centre.

While many other authorities up and down the country have painted their steps or zebra crossings in a show of support to the LGBT+ community Cllr Hamblett may have finally been told it could go ahead after nearly 4 years.

Councillor Hamblett said: “As the Liberal Democrat Diversity and Inclusion spokesperson along with being one of the openly LGBT+ members on this council, I think it’s quite poor it’s taken them this long to give me and the community an answer. I am grateful that the council have finally come to offer Oldham pride funding and other support to ensure the weekend goes ahead.

Cllr Hamblett added: “Such splashes of colour would also help to give the town both vibrancy and a fun, welcoming and uplifting feel to those who visit. It’s important to support all members of the community and this would be a great way to do it while adding that fun factor into it.”

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