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Mayor of Greater Manchester set for Tameside Question Time
Wednesday 10th January 2018 @ 15:19 by Lee Wild
Droylsden News Tameside

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, is holding a series of special Question Times across the region – the next in Tameside.

The Question Times are being held in the week before every Combined Authority meeting in the area in which that meeting will be held.

That means the next question time event will be held at Tony Downes House, Greater Manchester Pension Fund Building, Droylsden, on Wednesday, January 24.

The event is being organised in association with the Tameside Reporter and Tameside Radio and aims to highlight and answer questions on local issues, posted by members of the public.

Residents are therefore being invited to take the opportunity to have a voice on the concerns that matter to you.

• You can attend the session and pre-ask your question when you apply for tickets.
• You can join in remotely by either emailing your questions to [email protected] or through twitter on #AskAndyGM
• You can attend the session and ask your question in person.
The event opens at 7pm. Attendees will need to be seated by 7.20pm as the Question Time will start promptly at 7.30pm.
The session will be live streamed onto the Mayor’s Facebook page and the Mayor’s Twitter feed @MayorofGM – plus reported by Tameside Reporter online and Tameside Radio.
If time runs out to answer all questions an effort will be made to combine similar or related questions together. Questions for the event must be submitted by Friday, January 19. Ticket sales will end on Monday, January 22.

Andy Burnham speaks to the Tameside Reporter


Andy is holding question time events in each local authority area in Greater Manchester. Questions commonly asked include:

• I came last month – can I come again?
We’re asking that people don’t attend more than two question time events in a six month period. This is just so that different people have an opportunity to come along and ask questions. Obviously, if you’re not able to attend then you’re still more than welcome to watch it online through the live stream and participate via #AskAndyGM on social media.

• Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No. But the event will be live streamed, so people who attend ideally need to be comfortable to sit for around an hour and half.

• What can I bring into the event?
Yourself and your questions. You’re also welcome to bring your phone in with you, so that you can join in with the questions online at the same time using the hashtag #AskAndyGM. But we do ask you to put it on silent, so not to disturb the livestream. Please also note that you may be recorded and streamed via our social media channels. Brews will be provided to everyone who comes – these will be available from 7pm until the question and answer session starts at 7.30pm.

• What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
To find the venue on a map and to download the public transport options – click Alternatively, come by metrolink – the Droylsden stop (on the Ashton – Eccles line) is opposite the venue.

• How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
If you have any questions about the event itself, feel free to direct them towards – [email protected] – equally, if you think of any questions that you want answering as part of the event, these can also be sent through to the same address.

• Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You don’t need to have it printed, but an electronic copy of the ticket (via your smart phone / tablet) would be great, so that we can tick you off our attendee list and also identify if you are someone who has raised a question in advance.

To register search Question Time #AskAndyBurnham or go to the eventbrite link