Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

What's on in Tameside this summer?

What's on in Tameside this summer?


For many of our secondary school pupils today is the final day of the school year (apologies to those in primary school, you’ve got another week to go!). The excitement of the summer holidays is finally here and along with it the opportunity to get out and enjoy the summer sun for six whole weeks.
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On Your Marks for the Pride of Tameside Sports Awards

On Your Marks for the Pride of Tameside Sports Awards


It’s that time of year again. The search is on to find Tameside’s top sports people, coaches, clubs and volunteers. Not just those who have achieved the most, but those who have made a real difference to sport in the borough. 
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The Murky Future of Local Government Finance

The Murky Future of Local Government Finance


A week, it has been said, is a long time in politics. Two months is even longer. Then, we were still listening to the government promising “strong and stable leadership” at every opportunity. Now, we’ve got Ministers anonymously complaining that “There is no plan, no strategy, no direction”.
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Summer Reading Challenge

Summer Reading Challenge


Allow me to introduce this years’ summer reading challenge. The theme is “Animal Agents” and features a whole host of clever creatures, ready to solve all kinds of crimes! The band of furry and feathered characters are specially trained to use their skills and natural instincts to unravel mysteries.
 
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The Taylor Review: Asking the Right Questions, Delivering the Wrong Answers

The Taylor Review: Asking the Right Questions, Delivering the Wrong Answers


Picture this situation. Somebody steals something from you and, when you confront them over what they’ve done, they offer to give you half of it back. Surely you’re perfectly within your rights to demand the whole thing back from them? 
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Ashton station: All change!

Ashton station: All change!


Ashton-under-Lyne railway station is scheduled to be shut for three weeks from Saturday 8th July. The station is set to undergo major engineering works as part of the £1 billion Great North Rail Project. These works include the complete rebuilding of the railway bridge over Turner Lane.
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Goodbye, and Good Riddance, to the Public Sector Pay Cap?

Goodbye, and Good Riddance, to the Public Sector Pay Cap?


Frequent readers of my blog will know that the cost of living and defending the principle of “a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work” in modern Britain are two issues that I take very seriously indeed.
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Putting Devolution into Action

Putting Devolution into Action


With all the excitement of the General Election earlier this month people could be forgiven for forgetting the election that took place just five weeks earlier. I’m referring, of course, to the election for the newly created position of Metro Mayor of Greater Manchester.
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Making A Difference with Shared Lives

Making A Difference with Shared Lives


Why do people choose to live together? Emotional attachment, finances and a desire for stability can all play their part when it comes to making that big decision. But what about those for whom the domestic life that we sometimes take for granted seems like a distant dream? 
 
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A wealth of opportunities

A wealth of opportunities


Yesterday saw Stalybridge Civic Hall showcase a range of post-16 careers and further education options to hundreds of students from across Tameside.
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