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Executive Leader Cllr Brenda Warrington

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Councillor Brenda Warrington, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Tackling Antisocial Behaviour and Doing Our Part in Greater Manchester

Tackling Antisocial Behaviour and Doing Our Part in Greater Manchester


As many of you know, Tameside Council is a member of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) alongside the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, and the other nine local authorities in our city region. 
 
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A New Chapter for Droylsden Library

A New Chapter for Droylsden Library


Before I begin, I want to take the opportunity to pay tribute to our Olympic and Paralympic athletes for their successes in Tokyo.
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The Wrong Tax Increase for the Wrong Reasons

The Wrong Tax Increase for the Wrong Reasons


Earlier this week, the Prime Minister stood in the House of Commons and announced plans to increase taxes to fund NHS backlogs and reform adult social care. The vast majority of this money will come from an increase of 1.25% in national insurance contributions, raising around £36 billion in total over the next three years.
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Upgrading Our Homes to Fight the Climate Crisis

Upgrading Our Homes to Fight the Climate Crisis


I wrote in my blog last month that we are now at a critical point in the global fight against human-driven climate change. All the scientific research confirms that the actions we take over the next few decades will decide whether or not much of our planet will remain habitable for life as we know it.
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Investing in Our Markets

Investing in Our Markets


Before I begin my blog this week I want to sound a note of caution about the state of coronavirus in Tameside. Our infection rate at the beginning of this week was 365.0 per 100,000 people, an increase of 16% from the last week and currently the highest rate in Greater Manchester.
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Have Your Say on Places for Everyone

Have Your Say on Places for Everyone


Tameside, along with the rest of Greater Manchester, is committed to securing a better, fairer and greener future for all our residents. As part of that, we are asking you to have your say on the final draft of the GM Places for Everyone plan.
 
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Making a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change

Making a Difference in the Fight Against Climate Change


The scale and intensity of human-driven climate change across the planet has reached a critical point. Unless we make deep cuts in CO2 and other greenhouse gas emissions over the coming decades, the global temperature will increase far beyond the 2015 Paris Agreement target of 1.5 degrees.
 
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Consulting residents on our service redesign plans in customer services and recycling

Consulting residents on our service redesign plans in customer services and recycling


Funding cuts require us to find new ways to deliver services without comprising on quality and value. In my blog this week I discuss what this might mean for customer services and bin collections. Proposals for which are out to public consultations currently via the Big Conversation.
 
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Remembering two great Greater Manchester figures

Remembering two great Greater Manchester figures


In the last week we have lost two great figures of public serivce in Greater Manchester - Lord Peter Smith and Cllr David Greenhalgh. I pay tribute to their service and my thoughts are with their families, friends and colleagues.
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A new era for swimming in Hyde and Tameside

A new era for swimming in Hyde and Tameside


Last Thursday I had the pleasure of officially celebrating the completion of the new state-of-the-art swimming pool at Active Hyde. By putting the facilities in place to allow residents of all ages and abilities to get and stay active, we’re giving them the tools they need to take control of their own health.
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