Tameside to say goodbye to council leader Cllr Kieran Quinn

The funeral service for Tameside Council executive leader Cllr Kieran Quinn will be held at St Ann’s Church, Burlington Street, Ashton, at 10am this morning (Monday).

Cllr Quinn sadly passed away on Christmas Day at Tameside Hospital at the age of 57 after suffering a heart attack.

He was taken ill while out delivering Christmas cards in his Droylsden ward with his wife and fellow Droylsden councillor Susan Quinn on December 23.

Because of the large number of people expected to attend the funeral service, residents and commuters are advised that journey times could be delayed in the Oldham Road – Cavendish Street area of Ashton during the morning and therefore people are asked to avoid the area and take alternative routes where possible.

To cater for the large attendance, Burlington Street will be closed on either side of Cavendish Street and both Burlington Street car parks will be closed from 7am for family members and dignitaries.

Those wishing to attend and pay their respects are requested to arrive early too so that they can allow time to park further out and to be aware that the church is likely to be filled to capacity and people should therefore come dressed appropriately for the weather.

Following the service, which should end around 11.30am, the cortege will depart for a private burial at Droylsden Cemetery. The roads and car parks will be reopened once mourners have dispersed.

Donations in Cllr Quinn’s memory are still being accepted by Tameside Hospital’s critical care/high dependency unit (fund no 719). Call 0161 922 6033 to pay by card or make cheques payable to Tameside and Glossop ICO FT. Quote fund 719 CCU/HDU in both cases.

For people wishing to record a personal tribute, the book of condolence remains open at Dukinfield Town Hall.

Alternatively, there is an online version at public.tameside.gov.uk/forms/f2345CllrKieranQuinn.asp