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Councillor Brenda Warrington, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

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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The Damage of the Austerity Decade

The Damage of the Austerity Decade


One of the themes I keep coming back to in these blogs is the impact of ten years of austerity on local authorities, especially those in the North of England. 
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Tameside Stands with Our Armed Forces

Tameside Stands with Our Armed Forces


Around this point in the summer would be the time where we would be enjoying some of the biggest annual cultural events on Tameside’s calendar. Unfortunately the ongoing struggle against coronavirus means that the vast majority of public outdoor gatherings have had to be postponed to contain the spread of the pandemic.
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Saving Our Coronavirus Memories

Saving Our Coronavirus Memories


Our Local Studies and Archives service is the beating heart of community history and memory in Tameside. If you’ve ever seen our “Looking Back” series on social media, you’ll have an idea of the sheer number of resources and memories stored in our archive centre in Ashton.
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Working Together for A #SafeTameside Reopening

Working Together for A #SafeTameside Reopening


The struggle against the coronavirus pandemic took a new step at of the beginning of this week, as non-essential shops opened to the public once again after being closed for over two months as part of the national lockdown.
 
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Now Is The Time to End Homelessness

Now Is The Time to End Homelessness


Since the beginning of the age of austerity in 2010 we have been facing a crisis of homelessness in this country. The latest figures we have from the government’s own website say that in autumn 2019 there were an estimated 3,130 people sleeping rough across the country, an increase of 131% since the start of the decade.
 
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Have Your Say on Safer Streets for Tameside

Have Your Say on Safer Streets for Tameside


Since the lockdown to fight the coronavirus pandemic began almost 11 weeks ago, it has become increasingly clear that things will not go back to the way they were before. 
 
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Harnessing the Power of Technology and Communities

Harnessing the Power of Technology and Communities


The position of Civic Mayor of Tameside is one of our most significant and prestigious roles. For as long as there has been a place called Tameside, there has been a Mayor.
 
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