Ward: Chadderton South
Other councillors representing this Ward:
Tuesday 12 October 2021
Councillor Goodwin (Labour)
Life Long Learning Centre
If you have any queries or problems that need to be discussed with your Labour Councillor, please contact Councillor Chris Goodwin on telephone number 07515 188 783 or via email at Chris.firstname.lastname@example.org
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Level 3, Civic Centre
Cllr Chris Goodwin – Chadderton South Ward
MY WARD PRIORITIES
· Environmental Improvements
· Social Isolation
· Tackling Deprivation
Work in thecommunity
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. Myself and colleagues have been telephoning the most vulnerable in our wards to ensure they are well and they are aware of the assistance that is available to them.
Throughout 2020 the pandemic 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. During 2020 I have assisted over 200 of our residents with personal issues who have contacted me via phone, email or social media.
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.
For the past year I have been acting as the Deputy Cabinet Member for Education. In this role I have been working with officers to ensure the children within Oldham are provided with a good education despite the difficulties with children not being able to attend school normally. I have also been tasked to ensure that in Oldham we have a sufficient number of school places for our children in future years which will see the expansion of some schools and also the opening of new schools.
M: 07515 188783
Face to face Ward Surgeries are cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please contact me by phone or email for any issues or problems.