Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Merry Christmas from Tameside Council

Merry Christmas from Tameside Council


It seems like yesterday when I wrote last year’s Christmas blog, but here we are again. On behalf of Tameside Council I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
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Two Year Degrees. The Best Deal for Students?

Two Year Degrees. The Best Deal for Students?


A couple of weeks ago my wife and I had the pleasure of watching one of our sons graduate from Edge Hill University with an Honours Degree in History. 
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How Much Does £100 Get You These Days?

How Much Does £100 Get You These Days?


How much does £100 get you these days? That’s the question asked by Open Rent, an online letting agent property service provider, when they calculated the average cost of floor space of all the properties advertised on their website. 
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Reverse Advent Calendar

Reverse Advent Calendar


Right at the start of December, I posted a blog saying how we could all do our bit to support the various Christmas charity events taking place within Tameside.
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Investing for Growth

Investing for Growth


Cast your mind back to around 17 months ago, where, on the steps of Downing Street the Prime Minister promised a government that looked like it would take Britain in a fundamentally different direction.
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An Outrageous Failure on Social Mobility

An Outrageous Failure on Social Mobility


In the famous short story, “The Emperor’s New Clothes”, the titular emperor is conned by two weavers into buying a set of “clothes” that they claim will be invisible to those who are unfit for their position, stupid or incompetent.
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Taking Stock and Looking Forward at Full Council

Taking Stock and Looking Forward at Full Council


Last Tuesday we held the final meeting of Full Council for this year. As always, it offered us the chance as a council to not just look back on the achievements of 2017, but forward to the challenges to come. 
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Supporting Christmas Charity in Tameside

Supporting Christmas Charity in Tameside


Could you imagine waking up on Christmas Day and not having any presents, or, even worse, not even having a roof over your head? It sounds like the stuff of Dickensian nightmares, but unfortunately it’s a reality for more and more of the 10,000 children that live in poverty in Tameside.
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Working Together to End Homelessness

Working Together to End Homelessness


The housing crisis is a topic that comes up on this blog frequently, and for good reason. There are in this country a large and growing number of people who can no longer afford to put a decent quality roof over their head.
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The Wrong Budget, At The Wrong Time

The Wrong Budget, At The Wrong Time


Yesterday the Chancellor presented the 2017 Budget, outlining the government financial priorities and policies for the next year. 
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