Sam Al-Hamdani

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Archive for the ‘Local Council’ Category

Combating the damage done by Conservative cuts

by samalhamdani on 25 January, 2020

This week, the Labour-run Council have announced an increase in council tax of 2.99 per cent. This has brought a range of reactions, largely ranging from resigned acceptance to outrage – but then, in my first eight months as a councillor, I have learnt that no-one loves a council. This increase comes in the face of […]

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Stopping air pollution outside our schools

by samalhamdani on 8 November, 2019

At Oldham Council on Wednesday night, I seconded a motion to introduce idling free zones outside schools and other crucial areas. There are some simple steps that can be taken to protect our children from air pollution, such as introducing public space protection orders. The Labour Party majority sent the motion to the Overview and […]

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Thoughtless dog owners are being targeted in fresh calls for max on the spot fines. Liberal Democrats in Oldham Borough want to charge people the maximum allowed by law for those who don’t pick up their dog muck. Owners who do not observe the law could be fined £100. Councillor Howard Sykes MBE, the Leader […]

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