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Councillor Raja Miah

Ward: Hyde Werneth

Annual Report of Activities 2015/16

Participation at Council Meetings and Panels

I have attended meetings of Full Council, the Hyde and Longdendale District Assembly and the Stautory and External Partners Scrutiny Panel

Participation at District Assemblies

I have attended the Hyde and Longdendale District Assembly meetings and have successfully relayed messages back to the public via small community meetings - in doing so, I have built a good working relationship with my constituents.

On behalf of community groups, I have assisted and helped them to get funding from external agencies.

Constituency Work

A key role of being a Councillor is to listen to people’s complaints or issues and to support these concerns by taking appropriate actions. I received a considerable amount of letters, telephone calls and emails from residents requesting help or advice on their concerns throughout the year and in no particular order:
* Re-surfacing of pavements and roads
* Anti-Social Behaviour
* Interpretation, Benefit enquiries
* Dog Fouling
* Planning Concerns
* Road safety and signage
* Fly-tipping
* Protruding/overhanging trees
* Endorsed Passports & Driving Applications

I have endeavoured to address all concerns put to me. Many of them have been addressed with a successful outcome.

In the ward, I have attended meetings with the Police to discuss and exchange information on local issues

Members Advice Surgeries

I have held regular advice surgeries in the ward.

In addition to advice surgeries, I have met residents on site where necessary or where residents find it difficult to attend the surgery.

I operated an open access policy where residents could contact me by phone, post, email or letter. I also liaised with community leaders to tackle common problems or on-going issues.

Training and Development

I have attended training sessions as part of the Elected Member Development Programme.

Achievements during the Year

Public service can be frustrating, but achieving successful outcomes for residents provides a powerful sense of achievement, purpose and extra determination to deliver safer, cleaner communities across Tameside.

There are still considerable issues facing Hyde Werneth and Tameside Council in the coming years, but we must face them always thinking of what benefits local residents.