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Councillor Brenda Warrington, Executive Leader of Tameside Council

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Thursday, 18 February 2021

In Tameside we believe that all of our residents should get the opportunity to have their say on our projects and priorities. In the last few months alone we’ve held a consultation on our Budget for 2021-22, as well as Greater Manchester-wide issues such as Clean Air and Minimum Standards for Licensed Vehicles.

As we start looking to build back fairer and better after the coronavirus pandemic in Tameside, it is more important than ever that we make our residents feel like every decision is made “with” them instead of “to” them. In that spirit, I want to do something a little different this week and highlight the local consultations we have open at this moment in time.

Community Safety Strategy – closes 25 February 2021

The Tameside Community Safety Partnership (CSP) is a group made up of members from a number of organisations, including Tameside Council, the police and fire services, and probation and youth justice. Their job is simple; to work together to make Tameside a safer place to live, work and visit.
In order to make this a reality, the CSP has developed a Community Safety Strategy. This document sets out the five priorities that will shape their work, including; 1) building stronger communities, 2) preventing and reducing violent crime, knife crime and domestic abuse, 3) preventing and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour, 4) preventing and reducing the harm caused by drugs and alcohol, and 5) protecting vulnerable people and those at risk of exploitation.

We want to hear from anybody who lives and work in Tameside, or who has an interest in the safety and security of their communities. Any responses will be closely looked at in order to make sure our final Community Safety Strategy document addresses the needs and concerns of local residents.  

Active Tameside Survey – closes 26 March 2021

Active Tameside manages leisure services on behalf of Tameside Council.  In recent years we have invested heavily in our local facilities, including the iTrain gym in Dukinfield and the Tameside Wellness Centre in Denton. Unfortunately the coronavirus pandemic and decisions on government funding have severely impacted the finances of all local authorities, and we are now in a position where difficult choices must be made to produce a balanced budget for the next financial year.

In partnership with Active Tameside we’ve undertaken a Sport and Leisure Review, which has come back with proposals for cost-saving measures aimed at securing the financial sustainability of our leisure estate. We want to hear your views on how these cuts might affect you, and what we can do to keep delivering health and wellbeing services to residents.

Tameside Ward Boundaries Consultation – closes 5 April 2021

The Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) is an independent organisation with the responsibility for guaranteeing that every councillor represents approximately the same number of residents in each ward. This ensures that everybody has fair representation and equal access to democracy. 

A boundary review is currently being carried out in Tameside, which may end up considering proposals to change the boundaries of electoral wards in the borough. As part of this, you have until 5 April to tell us what you’d like to see happen. The LGBCE will then consider all responses with the intention of holding further consultations on their draft recommendations in June. These will be approved and finalised by November, with the new arrangements coming into effect at the local elections in May 2023.

If any of these consultations are of interest to you, don’t hesitate to follow the links and have your say. We will also be publishing details of any future consultations on our website and on social media as well, so please keep an eye out. By taking part, you will be helping to plot the course of our shared future as we move into the post-coronavirus world.  


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