Manchester City Council

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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Our (Greater) Manchester

Half term week so had a couple of days off mainly to spend time with granddaughter and enjoying trips out to Delamere Forest and Quarry Bank Mill. That still left three and a bit days in the office and I'm going to pick something from today and something from the beginning of the week for this post.

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In to last week now. The Executive met on Wednesday but I'm not going to dwell on that. As always the reports are available on the Council website as is the facility to watch a recording of the live feed.

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Recognition Indeed

Have, not for the first time, been a bit erratic with blogging since the summer but am determined to " catch up " this week. I'm going to go back almost two weeks to Economy Scrutiny, a Transport themed meeting, and a presentation on progress with HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail.

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Journeys End

​Thursday 4th October, 2017.

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Decent Homes

Friday 29th September, 2017

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Bridge over the Irwell

Thought it was about time I got back to blogging after a break that's been rather a lot longer than my summer holiday ( now long forgotten ). A bit of a transport theme today. Currently on my way back from a Northern Powerhouse Partnership meeting in Leeds. Some great proposals on how we use the prime capabilities identified in the Northern Independent Economic Review to build a more productive North.

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King Cotton

Before I get on to that theme, I want to say something about the shocking arson attack on the Nasrat Mosque in Newton Heath. Our sympathies both with the congregation and the local community, but also, for all of us, a reinforcement of the need to take a strong line against extremism of any sort whoever it is aimed at, and to work even harder to build strong communities that stand together.

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The blog of the leader of Manchester City Council, Councillor Richard Leese.

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