Councillor Gerald Cooney
Ward: Droylsden West
Annual Report of Activities 2012/13
Participation at Council Meetings and Panels
In my role as Cabinet Deputy for Learning and Achievement, I have participated at council meetings around the borough and have been in attendance at the following:
- Executive Board Meetings
- Executive Cabinet Meetings
- Full Council
- Droylsden District Assembly
- Admissions Forum
- Work Stream Meetings i.e. Building Schools for the Future
- Scrutiny Panel
- AMPAG (Asset Management Plan Advisory Group)
- Great Manchester Pension Fund (Venture Capital)
- Children and Young People Strategic Partnership Board
- Democratic Working Group
- Children in Care Council
- Friends in Tameside Young Carers
- Children’s Services Panel
- Tameside Strategic Partnership Board
- Queen Elizabeth II
- New Charter Housing Trust Board
- Change for Children
- AGMA Housing and Planning Commission Meetings
Participation at District Assemblies
As an active member of Droylsden District Assembly I am involved with crime prevention, home watch meetings and tenant/resident gatherings.
Participation on Outside Bodies and Partnerships
As Chair on the Board at New Charter Housing Trust and a member of Greater Manchester Pension Fund I represent Tameside as an Elected Member.
Participation on School Governing Bodies
In my capacity as Cabinet Deputy for Learning and Achievement, Governor Services is included in my remit. Therefore I do not hold a governors post in a school.
I continue to be active throughout the year attending Home Watch groups in my ward. In addition I assist with the distribution of the Home Watch newsletter across 3 home watch areas.
As a Ward Member I am involved in producing a local ward newsletter, which I deliver, along with my fellow Ward colleagues across the Droylsden West Ward on a quarterly basis.
As a member of the Crime and Disorder Sub-Committee, I Chair the meeting attended by representatives from the Police, District Assembly Advisors and Councillor Officers.
With regards to PACT meetings, it is the aim to raise awareness of community concerns with those present who will be able to assist in resolving these matters.
Members Advice Surgeries
There are 5 surgeries held each month at various locations which I attend with my ward colleagues.
Training and Development
I am keen to attend Member’s training sessions as I have over the last 12 months, together with seminars and conferences in relation to my brief.
Achievements during the Year
Progression with regeneration in Droylsden to include the Metrolink development
Throughout the year I have visited many local primary schools, secondary schools, Sure Start centres, libraries and refurbished sports centres as part of the Tameside Sports Trust.
It has been a privilege to present awards to Tameside Achievers i.e. adult learning event, apprentice open evening, Tameside boys’ final (football), and Tameside pupil achievement awards.
Completion of the BSF programme.
Any other comments
As an elected councillor for Droylsden West and in my capacity as Cabinet Deputy for Learning and Achievement I will continue to serve the community to the best of my ability.