I have lived in the St James's ward for more than 20 years.
I became a councillor so that I could make a difference in the community and I was encouraged to do this by my husband, friends, family and colleagues.
I am very proud and humbled that the people of St James's elected me as their councillor and I will do my utmost best to serve them well.
As a carer I understand the difficulties that many people face and I intend to be their voice.
I want to see changes happen to improve the lives of people in my ward especially those who are most in need in the community.
I am very passionate about this as there are so many carers who are not recognised and do an outstanding job, but many receive little or no income.
I am campaigning along with my fellow councillors to improve the local environment, amenities, jobs and green spaces within the ward.
I am also the Vice Chairman of the District Executive where we come together to have discussions about how to best serve the people in our community.
I will also be joining other local groups to help and assist in their success.
I have been proactive in the ward providing assistance and advice, and my fellow colleagues and I will be holding regular ward surgeries so that we can continue to give the best advice and help that we possibly can deliver.
If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Labour Councillor, please contact: Councillor Ginny Alexander on telephone number 0161 770 4012 or via email at Ginny.firstname.lastname@example.org
c/o Mayor’s Office
Cllr Ginny Alexander – St James Ward
MY WARD PRIORITIES
· Pot holes
· Fly tipping
· Anti social behavior
· Dog fouling
· Creating newjobs
Work in thecommunity
· 100% attendance at Oldham Councilmeetings
· Attended training on “Safeguarding”,“Casework & Advocacy Skills”
· Raised concerns about speeding on various roads throughout the ward,
· Workedwith the local community centre with food packages for vulnerable and elderly during national COVID-19 lockdown
· Dealt with Fly tipping problems looking at ways to change mind set on how to combat this problem
· Visiting sites and locations when safe to do so regarding problems that have arisen
The Council has been at the frontline in responding to the Covid19 pandemic; including distributing emergency food and medicine, providing vital social care, running testing centres and now rolling out the virus.
Throughout 2020 it also had a huge impact on the way that the Council and Councillors worked.
Instead of attending meetings on your behalf at Oldham Civic Centre, all meetings have been held virtually, accessed via phone or laptop. I have undertaken training on using this technology so that I could continue to represent you throughout this difficult time.
In my ward I have had to scale back the amount of work I can do in the community due to not being able to get out and about, but I have still been available by e-mail or telephone for people to contact me if they have problems they would like my assistance with.
I have kept in touch with local community groups as much as possible, particularly on social media, and I look forward to becoming more active in the area again when restrictions are finally lifted.
Face to face Ward Surgeries are cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact me by phone or email for any issues or problems.