Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Banks and our high street

Banks and our high street


As election fever begins to grip the country it is even more important that bread-and-butter issues keep receiving the attention they deserve. One way or another, when the dust settles after the 8th June we still need to keep looking for ways to grow, improve and invest in Tameside, its towns and its residents.
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A New Deal for State Schools

A New Deal for State Schools


Education is a topic that appears frequently on this blog, a fact that I make no apologies for. Caught between the rock of eye-watering funding cuts (£11.5 million by 2019 in Tameside alone) and the hard place of government ideologues out to dismantle our comprehensives, the English education system is under threat...
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Don't Miss Out On Tameside's Easter Celebrations

Don't Miss Out On Tameside's Easter Celebrations


I want to use this opportunity to wish you all a very Happy Easter. I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s wondering where the time has gone. It feels like only yesterday when we were putting up the Christmas decorations. At the same time, we’ve squeezed a lot into those four and a half months. 
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Another Blow for Hard-Working Families

Another Blow for Hard-Working Families


Have you ever wondered how you could end up being £2,700 a year poorer without doing anything? After tomorrow, all it will take is being born into a fairly normal British family...
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Tackling Physical Inactivity

Tackling Physical Inactivity


The British Heart Foundation this week published a report, the findings of which were that more than 20 million people in the UK are physically inactive. There were large regional variations and unfortunately our region, North West England, topped the table with 47% of the adult population considered physically inactive...
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Celebrating a Tree-Mendous Achievement

Celebrating a Tree-Mendous Achievement


One of the biggest obstacles when it comes to taking action against climate change is the sheer scale of the problem. It can sometimes be all too easy to think, “Well, nothing I can do will make a difference”, but I don’t agree...
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A New Life for Cromwell High School

A New Life for Cromwell High School


Last April I, along with most other people in Tameside, stood horrified as we witnessed the destruction wrought upon Cromwell High School in Dukinfield...
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Register to Vote and Be Counted on 4th May

Register to Vote and Be Counted on 4th May


Here’s a list of things you can do in less than 3 minutes on the internet; update your Facebook status, read a few tweets, watch a short video on YouTube. Or, if you’re 18 or over, living in Greater Manchester and a British, European Union or Commonwealth citizen, you could instead...
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Tameside Success in GM School Games

Tameside Success in GM School Games


Cast your minds back to the summer of last year when British athletes stunned the world in Rio de Janeiro by bringing home 67 medals. I argued at the time, and I stand by it now, that we didn’t get from the dark days of getting beaten in the medal tables by Kazakhstan in 1996 to winning more gold...
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Mad Science This Week in Tameside

Mad Science This Week in Tameside


What do a medieval alchemist, a top-class Formula One engineer and a Victorian clockmaker all have in common? They are all part of Tameside’s scientific and engineering heritage, a heritage that we’re celebrating from 10-19th March as part of British Science Week 2017...
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