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Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington

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Councillor Brenda Warrington, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Time is Running Out to Stop Homelessness

Time is Running Out to Stop Homelessness


With the introduction of further lockdown measures across the country, including the early closure of bars, pubs and restaurants and the U-turn on advice to return to the office where possible, it is clear that we are entering a critical phase in the struggle to prevent a second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tameside's Schools Deserve Better

Tameside's Schools Deserve Better


Over five months after they closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Tameside have once again reopened their doors.
 
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A proactive, responsible and balanced response to Covid-19

A proactive, responsible and balanced response to Covid-19


Protecting the health and wellbeing of our community is at a critical tipping point. A proactive, responsible and balanced approach to Covid-19 is needed, backed up with strong and decisive action. Containing the virus now is the key to health and prosperity for all in the long term.
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All Aboard the Ashton-Under-Lyne Interchange

All Aboard the Ashton-Under-Lyne Interchange


Since I became Leader of Tameside Council over two a half years ago, one of my main priorities has been building up our local economy and infrastructure, making it easier for all our residents to live, work and travel around the borough.
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The Wrong Decision at the Wrong Time

The Wrong Decision at the Wrong Time


In between the Westminster politicians and national institutions we see on TV and the newspapers, and the local authorities and organisations that serve their communities, there exists an entire middle tier of public sector bodies and agencies.
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Answers Needed Over Results Farce

Answers Needed Over Results Farce


Last Thursday, as happens every year, many of our young people took the first step in the rest of their lives as they received their A-Level results. 
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Fighting Inequality in Greater Manchester

Fighting Inequality in Greater Manchester


With everything that has gone on in the past week it is easy to forget that there will come a time when we will turn away from the immediate crisis of the pandemic, to the longer struggle of deciding what our economy and society after coronavirus should look like.
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New Social Distancing Measures for Greater Manchester

New Social Distancing Measures for Greater Manchester


Over recent days we have seen a rise in new cases of coronavirus in nine of the ten local authority areas in Greater Manchester, including Tameside. While the levels in Tameside are lower than in some other areas, an increase is still concerning enough for action to be taken.
 
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Full Council: Living with Covid-19 and building back better

Full Council: Living with Covid-19 and building back better


Full Council on Tuesday (21 July 2020) looked back on the challenges of Covid-19 and the work ahead so we can both live with Covid-19 and build back better. We must save lives and livelihoods. Whatever comes next, we will never stop fighting for the place that we call home.
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More Ambition Needed to Build the Post-Coronavirus Future

More Ambition Needed to Build the Post-Coronavirus Future


Last week in the House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced a summer financial statement to begin to address the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown. While not a proper Budget it nevertheless contains up to £30 billion of new financial measures.
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