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Councillor Brenda Warrington, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

Merry Christmas from Tameside Council

Friday, 21 December 2018


The end of the year has come again. On behalf of Tameside Council I would like to wish you all a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year.

At this time of year there are a number of people that I would ask you to keep in your thoughts. While many of us will be fortunate enough to enjoy our presents and food in a warm home surrounded by family this Christmas, this is sadly not the case for an increasing amount of people. A community that does not give thought and comfort to its poorest and most vulnerable is no community at all. We’ve been overwhelmed by your response to the Tameside 4 Good and Foodbank appeals, and I would ask that we all keep that spirit of generosity and fellowship going strong into the New Year.

As we celebrate together there will be many who will be working hard to keep the services we rely on for our safety and comfort running. Our NHS, police and fire services, health and social care workers, armed forces members and many more; hundreds of thousands of people across the country will be sacrificing their Christmas Day for our sakes. We’ve seen so many examples of the incredible work they do this year, from looking after our elderly to literally putting out fires on Saddleworth Moor.  Let’s make sure that they know that their efforts are recognised and appreciated.

And after the festivities end, we need to start looking forward to the work that needs to be done in 2019. Our conversation to find out what you think our spending priorities should be will continue through the festive period on the council website here all the way up to 29th January. If you have some time to spare over the holiday, I would absolutely encourage you to log on and make your voice heard. Every single response will be looked at and accounted for; we want to make sure that anything we do next year happens with the people of Tameside, and not to them.

I honestly believe that Tameside at the end of 2018 is better place to live, work and do business in than it was at the start. Many challenges remain, and I’m sure the future will present us with many more, but as always we will rise to them all together.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. See you in 2019.

 

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