Elaine Garry

Party: Labour

Ward: Failsworth West

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Additional Information

I am a lifelong Failsworth resident and was both very proud and humbled to be elected to represent my home town in the 2012 by-election.


Since elected it has been my pleasure to work the dozens of local organisations to improve the lives of people across the District. I support the Grassroots allotment project as Chair of their steering group and have funded community fun days in local parks and planting projects in Moston Brook.


I know from my surgeries and casework from residents that crime and anti-social behaviour is an issue that worries a lot of people. That is why I make time to join night time police patrols to get a feel for the real problems residents experience.


I have a heavy case file having dealt with numerous concerns on behalf of local people and pride myself on giving an honest answer, even when it's a difficult one to deliver.


For the last two years I have been a member of the Mayor's fund raising committee and have raised thousands of pounds for local causes.


Outside of being a Councillor, I work for a local healthcare company specialising in providing services to elderly people. With my Companies agreement I have been able to expand this service to care homes within the borough.


I am a proud Mother to two sons and two Grandsons who keep me on my toes!

Councillor Elaine Garry annual report

Surgery details

Thursday 2 March 2023
6.00pm – 7.00pm
Councillor E Garry (Labour)
Failsworth Town Hall
Oldham Road

If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Labour Councillor, please contact:

Councillor E Garry
Tel: 07866 575 375

Contact information

Correspondence address: 
c/o Mayor’s Office
Civic Centre
West Street

Phone:  0161 682 8755

Mobile:  07866 575 375

Email:  elaine.garry@oldham.gov.uk

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Committee appointments

Appointments to outside bodies


Cllr Elaine Garry – Failsworth West Ward



·         Reduce crime and anti-social


·         Support local community groups

·         Improve road safety

·         Tackle fly tipping and littering


Training Completed

    Effective Scrutiny

    Census Training

    Casework and advocacy skills

    Personal safety for Councillor’s


    Workforce strategy

    Planning applications

    Planning enforcement

    Corporate parenting

    Environmental services

    Bernardo’s training modules 1,2,3,4,5 and 6



Work in thecommunity


      Obtained funding for traffic calming on Alder Road.

      Obtained funding for traffic calming on Propps Hall Drive

      Donated food for Oldham foodbank.

      Communicated with residents by telephone, email and during COVID-19 pandemic to tackle a range of problems.

      Part funded the provision of the Citizens Advice Bureau for Failsworth.

      Supported the covid doorstep track and trace team across Failsworth.

      Supported the covid doorstep engagement team across Failsworth.

      Supported the improvements at Failsworth Cenotaph.

      Member of Pub Watch.

      Attended community clean ups across Failsworth.

      Support the Mayor’s charity events.

      Work with GMP to make Failsworth a safer place to live.

      Supported funding for the pathway across Somerset Road fields

      Resumed monthly surgeries

      Attended various functions in the role of deputy Mayor



M: 07866 575375


Face to face Ward Surgeries are cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.  Please contact me by phone or email for any issues or problems.