Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Take Charge of Your Health this Summer

Take Charge of Your Health this Summer


It’s strange to think that’s it’s been over 2 and a half years since Greater Manchester signed the agreement to get full control of its £6 billion health and social care budget. Since then, the transformation of our health and social care services in Greater Manchester has been driving forward at a steady pace.
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Britain Going Cold: The Other Side of the Cost of Living Crisis

Britain Going Cold: The Other Side of the Cost of Living Crisis


Regular readers of my blog will know the cost of living crisis is a topic that I frequently visit. I make no apologies for that. An issue as fundamental as a decent chunk of the British population being unable to afford the basics of life, despite most of them being in work, is an issue that demands a great deal of attention.
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Tackling the Shame of Summer Hunger

Tackling the Shame of Summer Hunger


For many children, the summer holidays are the highlight of the year, six weeks of freedom from school, glorious weather and family get-togethers. For an increasing number of children across the country, and in Tameside as well, the summer holidays are something very different, six weeks of hunger, isolation and struggle.
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Smart Wireless Internet for Tameside: On the Cutting Edge of Online

Smart Wireless Internet for Tameside: On the Cutting Edge of Online


You may have seen the stickers all around the borough, and now you’ve found out what they actually mean. Free Wi Fi has arrived in all of Tameside’s town centres.
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Have Your Say on Business Rates in Tameside

Have Your Say on Business Rates in Tameside


The 2012 Pasty Tax, the 2015 Tax Credit cuts, the 2016 Disability Benefit cuts and most recently the National Insurance hike all have one thing in common. They’re all Tory budget U-Turns – U-Turns that I welcome I might add! 
 
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A Victory for Workers Everywhere

A Victory for Workers Everywhere


Today I’m going to take the chance to do something I don’t get a chance to do anywhere near as much as I’d like to. In this time of political and economic chaos, I’m going to share with you some genuinely positive news. 
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Don't Let the Bad News Get Buried

Don't Let the Bad News Get Buried


As Parliament goes on holiday for the summer, I want to reflect on an unpleasant tradition called “Taking out the Trash Day”. No, this isn’t a blog announcing a new recycling policy or anything like that. The final day before the Parliamentary recess, “Taking out the Trash Day” has earnt its infamous nickname...
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Recognising our Heroes at Full Council

Recognising our Heroes at Full Council


Yesterday evening we held the summer meeting of Full Council, including the Mayor-making ceremony that was postponed by the horrific attack on our city back in May. The highlight of the meeting was undoubtedly the awarding of the title of Freeman of the Borough to World Cup winning hero Geoff Hurst.
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Northern Powerhouse: Hitting the buffers

Northern Powerhouse: Hitting the buffers


I’ve written previously about my scepticism over whether the new Government remains truly committed to the “Northern Powerhouse” initiative. Whilst for a long time they had attempted to keep up appearances it seems that they have now abandoned all pretences and are quite open about their disregard for our region.
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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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