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The Worshipful The Civic Mayor of Tameside 2021-22

Councillor Janet Cooper

 

Janet Cooper
CLLR Janet Cooper was first elected to Tameside Council at a by-election in 2010. She lives in Hyde and represents the Longdendale ward.

Cllr Cooper, who was Deputy Mayor of Tameside in 2016-2017, is an assistant executive member within the council deputy leader’s office.  She is also a member of the carbon-reduction panel, the education attainment improvement board, the integrated care and wellbeing scrutiny panel, the overview panel and the south strategic neighbourhood forum, as well as the Greater Manchester Pension Fund’s local board and Werneth Low Country Park’s joint management committee.
 
She plans to work with as many community groups and schools as possible and is an enthusiastic supporter of Tameside Council’s environmental agenda.
 
Her chosen charities are Cascade Baby Bundles, Friends of Tameside Young Carers, Tameside 4 Good and the Tameside Scanner Appeal.
 
Cllr Cooper’s hobbies include dancing – both ballroom and sequence – which she enjoys with her partner, Mr Dennis Fitzpatrick. She also likes crafting and gardening.

During her year of office, she will be supported by her Consort, Mr Dennis Fitzpatrick, and by the Deputy Mayor, Cllr Michael Glover.




 

Civic Mayor

The Civic Mayor, and in his/her absence, the Deputy Mayor, preside over the first and opening part of each Council meeting.

The Civic Mayor and Deputy Mayor will be elected by the Council annually. The Civic Mayor will have the following responsibilities:-

 

  1. to uphold and promote the purposes of the Constitution, and to interpret the Constitution when necessary;
  2. to promote public involvement in the Council’s activities;
  3. to be the conscience of the Council;
  4. as the first citizen of Tameside to deal with his/her ambassadorial role both inside and outside the Borough;
  5. to chair Civic Council meetings including a mid term Civic Council Meeting to present the State of the Borough address in relation to his/her duties;
  6. together with the members of the Civic Panel, to market Tameside in a positive manner; and
  7. to attend such civic and ceremonial functions as the Council or (s)he determines appropriate.


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The Civic Mayor's Secretary
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
Dukinfield
SK16 4LA
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0161 342 3087
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