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Cllr Jenny Harrison – Alexandra Ward
MY WARD PRIORITIES
educational outcomes and
· Work for a clean, green and safe environment
· Reduce social isolation
health and wellbeing of Alexandra
voluntary and faith groups to
support and involve their communities
in making a positive difference.
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 vaccine. I have volunteered with the Doorstep Teams, checking on the welfare of residents, ensuring that everyone understands the Covid guidance. I’ve also helped with the provision and distribution of food for families in need of extra support, especially during the school holidays.
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. As well as council meetings, I’ve been able to remain in close touch with the Alexandra Parks Junior School, where I’m Vice Chair of Governors, through virtual meetings of the full governing body and sub committees and informal meetings with the Senior Management Team. I’ve also supported, through virtual meetings, various charity groups such as Reel CIC and projects such as the Age UK/Public Health Nutrition and Hydration initiative.
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. Alexandra residents contact me regularly and I’ve been able to deal with a wide range of issues for them including fly tipping, getting appropriate benefits, housing problems, neighbour problems and much more.
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.