Manchester City Council

M4, Triple C and Going Rogue

The Council’s Executive Committee met yesterday but it was one of those blink and you’ve missed it sort of meetings so I won’t dwell on it here. Earlier in the week I went to visit the city council’s translation and interpretation service, the M4 referred to above, now apparently the only such local authority based service.

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The Big Move

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A Promise is a Promise

This will be my last blog before Christmas so in case I forget at the end, let me start by wishing all of my millions of readers Merry Christmas and Happy New Year,

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Active = Health

The Combined Authority had its last meeting of the year today in Bolton. The main feature was the Walking and Cycling Strategy report given by Chris Boardman.

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Break on through....

Great to be able to attend at least part of Breakthrough UK’s twentieth birthday celebration today. It’s a pioneering organisation run by and for disabled people championing their rights and responsibility

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A Taste of Honey

Originally a play telling the story of a young working class girl in 1950s Salford. If the play was updated to today, no doubt Universal Credit would appear somewhere in it.

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The Budget Holes

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Peak Begging Season

The Council’s Executive met yesterday opening with a fairly detailed report on what the City Council and its voluntary sector and other public sector partners have been doing to tackle homelessness since the Homelessness Partnership was established in 2015.

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Castlefield - History Being Made

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Lungs, Life and the Weed

The Health and Wellbeing Board met earlier this week and I thought I would highlight a couple of really exciting developments that will save lives. The first is a lung screening programme that has been piloted in part of North Manchester and will now be rolled out across the North, the part of the city with the biggest health problems.

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