Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington

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Councillor Brenda Warrington, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Get Help To Stub It Out This No Smoking Day

Get Help To Stub It Out This No Smoking Day


What’s one of the best things you can do for your health? Something that will start having a guaranteed and positive impact beginning 20 minutes after you start and which will continue to benefit you for years afterwards if you keep at it? The answer is giving up smoking.
 
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Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day


Today is International Women’s Day, a global event to commemorate and celebrate the achievements of women across the world, and a chance to recommit ourselves to facing the challenges – social, economic and political – that women continue to struggle against.
 
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Welcome to Tameside One

Welcome to Tameside One


It’s official. After more than four years of planning, knocking down and building up again, Tameside One – the new college and public service centre development built on the site of the former Tameside Administration Centre (TAC) in Ashton has opened its doors.
 
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A Unanimous Budget for Uncertain Times

A Unanimous Budget for Uncertain Times


This Tuesday evening we gathered together in the familiar surroundings of Guardsman Tony Downes House in Droylsden to discuss and agree the council’s Budget for 2019-20.
 
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Child Poverty Shames Us All

Child Poverty Shames Us All


Of all the evils that inflict our society, child poverty must surely be one of the worst. It should be one of the first duties of any government to stamp it down wherever and whenever it raises its head.
 
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Doing Ageing Differently in Greater Manchester

Doing Ageing Differently in Greater Manchester


This week, in my capacity as the Lead for Equalities and Age Friendly GM in the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, I had the pleasure of opening and co-hosting the GM Age Friendly Conference alongside the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham at the Museum of Science and Industry.
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It's Okay to Talk in Tameside

It's Okay to Talk in Tameside


Nearly one in four teenage girls are suffering from mental illness, and half of them have either self-harmed or attempted suicide. Almost a fifth of young people between 16-25 years old disagree with the statement that they find life “really worth living”. 
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We Need A Real Fair Funding Review

We Need A Real Fair Funding Review


The start of this week saw the release of the government’s consultation on the latest Fair Funding Review. Once finalised, this review will be important in determining how much funding councils such as Tameside receive in 2020-21.
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Have Your Say on Our Future

Have Your Say on Our Future


If there has been one constant in local government over the past decade, it is that things change.
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A Bright Future for Greater Manchester

A Bright Future for Greater Manchester


The New Year is traditionally seen as a time for change and to become better than you were before. For some people that might mean deciding to drink less or go to the gym more. 
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