Executive Leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

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Councillor Kieran Quinn, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Bridging the Generation Gap

Bridging the Generation Gap


“Here we go”, you’re probably thinking, “Yet another blog about young people”. To that, my reply would be, “Tough”. I won’t make any apologies for bringing up one of the most important social, economic and, yes, moral issues we face a country every chance I get.
 
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The Next Step in Leisure for Tameside

The Next Step in Leisure for Tameside


Since the beginning of 2016 one of our main goals for Tameside has been to radically overhaul the borough’s leisure infrastructure, both to give residents more and better opportunities to get active and to ensure that our facilities could remain financially viable in the age of austerity.
 
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The High Cost of Defence Cuts

The High Cost of Defence Cuts


How much does the following cost; 1,000 Royal Marines, 10 F-35 Fighter Jets, 2 Royal Navy Minehunter Ships and 12 Lynx AH9A Helicopters? The answer is about £2 billion, because those soldiers, planes and ships are what the government is planning to cut from the armed forces to cover a shortfall of that amount.
 
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Universal Credit Isn't Working

Universal Credit Isn't Working


Universal Credit isn’t working. The list of people saying it now extends to council leaders across Greater Manchester, local MPs and the Mayor. I fully agree with them, and I’d argue even among this growing clamour of voices, Tameside’s carries a particular authority. We were one of the first areas of the country to pilot the...
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School Funding in Crisis

School Funding in Crisis


Imagine that one day your local school just closed. Permanently. No warning, no notification, no nothing. It simply ran out of money and had to shut up shop. Could you imagine the chaos that it would cause?
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Listen to young people

Listen to young people


A group of people that are often overlooked by politicians but are perhaps one that we should make more effort to listen to were surveyed this month in a study for the British Council. That group of people is the young.
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Have your say on traffic congestion

Have your say on traffic congestion


Cast your mind back to December 2008. It was a time when the first iPhones were only a year old, Alexandra Burke won the fifth series of the X-Factor and Benjamin Button was riding high at the box office. OK, I’ll admit that I had to look those things up, but the point is it feels like quite a while ago!
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Celebrating Tameside's Best at the Pride of Tameside Sports Awards

Celebrating Tameside's Best at the Pride of Tameside Sports Awards


Summer might have drawn to a close, but that doesn’t mean the big events are stopping in Tameside. On the contrary, all eyes were on Dukinfield Town Hall last Friday as the building played host to one of the highlights of the year: The 2017 Pride of Tameside Sports Awards.
 
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Britain's looming debt crisis

Britain's looming debt crisis


This week a stark figure emerged revealing the scale of the growing crisis of consumer debt in Britain. £200bn of debt has been amassed on credit cards, personal loans and car finance deals; a level equal to that which was reached prior to the 2008 financial crisis.
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Renewable energy boost

Renewable energy boost


Efforts to transform the UK’s energy mix reached another milestone this week after a government auction for energy project subsidies saw successful bidders agree to build wind turbines for the lowest prices ever.
 
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