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Councillor Jim Fitzpatrick

Ward: Hyde Godley

Annual Report of Activities 2015/16

Participation at Council Meetings and Panels

I attended all the following meetings during 2015/2016

• Full Council meetings
• Board meetings
• Executive Cabinet and associated meetings
• Overview (Audit) Panel
• Audit Panel
• Strategic Capital meetings
• Tameside Investment Partnership meetings
• Corporate Performance Group (Chair)
• Budget Scrutiny meetings
• Property Working Group
• Greater Manchester Pension Fund Management/Advisory Panel
Cooperative Council meetings

Participation at District Assemblies

I continue to be a member of the Hyde and Longdendale District Assembly and I regularly attend meetings. I am full involved with all issues relating to the constituents of the Hyde Godley Ward.

Participation on Outside Bodies and Partnerships

• AGMA Work Development Group
• Hattersley Land Board (Chair)
• Hyde Town Team
• Peak Valley Housing Association (Board Member)
• Environment, Housing and Regeneration Group
• Management Committee of the Grafton Centre

Constituency Work

I am the Trustee and Chair of Home-Start, an organisation who provides support and practical assistance to families in the local area.

• PACT meetings with local neighbourhood Police Officers and PCSO’s.
• I am a Trustee of Hyde Community Action

I visit the following on a regular basis:-

• Rufford Centre
• Hattersley Hub
• Ogden Court Centre

Members Advice Surgeries

I along with my colleagues Cllr Joe Kitchen and Cllr Betty Affleck hold two monthly advice surgeries which usually take place at Hyde Town Hall and the Hattersley Library.

Training and Development

I have attended Member training sessions during 2015/2016 to assist me in fulfilling my role as a Councillor. I also attend Greater Manchester Pension Fund training sessions.

Achievements During the Year

• Taking the lead on Social Media
• Ward litter picks with the assistance of volunteers
• Keeping the ward clean, green and safe
• Regular visits to local schools
• Redevelopment of Hyde United
• Hyde schools Hyde’s Got Talent
• Development of Ashton Old Baths into a business hub
• Grafton Centre