From Andrew Gwynne MP <[email protected]>
Subject Denton & Reddish Weekly Newsletter
Date November 25, 2022 4:29 PM
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** Dear Constituent,
Hello and welcome to this week's edition of the Denton and Reddish weekly news.

There's lots of festive fun to be had this weekend, with local events and markets galore. Scroll down to the community board for more information!🎄

A reminder too that it's the last call for nominations for this year's Local Business Awards. To vote for your favourite, click the blue button below!
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Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has backed a local initiative which aims to tackle digital poverty across Tameside.

Tameside Community Computers CIC is run in partnership with ZenTec solutions, and is the brainchild of Mike Brooks and Ceridwen Grimshaw.

The Community Interest Company collects unwanted tech, including laptops, desktops and monitors, refurbishes it and then donates it back to charities and community groups. The mission of Tameside Community Computers is to help children and young adults gain access to technology.

Since the 1st of September 2022, the group has donated 23 Desktop & Monitor setups, 12 laptops over £7,000 and more. Tameside Community Computers estimates that there are approximately 8,000 children living in Tameside that do not have access to technology at home or broadband.

Supporting the initiative, Andrew Gwynne said:

“In this digital age, access to technology is essential for people right across Tameside. Everything – whether it’s work, paying the bills or speaking to friends and family – seems to be facilitated in some way by technology.

“It’s therefore vital that we make sure everyone has access to digital technology, otherwise we’re effectively shutting out thousands of people across Tameside.

“I’m therefore delighted to support the work of Tameside Community Computers. This fantastic initiative reduces waste and redistributes tech to those who need it. If you have any unwanted devices or tech, please do get in touch with this brilliant organisation.”

If you would like to arrange a FREE collection of any unwanted devices please contact Tameside Community Computers at [email protected] (mailto:[email protected]) or via telephone at 0161 553 0060. All data on donated devices is securely destroyed.

Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, has welcomed the news that Nuclear Test Veterans will receive medals to recognise their contribution to the UK’s nuclear testing programme.

Atomic testing in the UK began in 1952. In the years that followed, 45 nuclear tests were carried out, with devastating effects on service personnel and their families.

Veterans present at the tests have died from unexplained pancreatic damage, numerous brain tumours and many were left sterile. Families of servicemen have been found to suffer with ten times the usual rates of birth defects. Gwynne has long called on the Government to issue an apology to nuclear test veterans, recognise their contribution, and provide proper targeted support to those affected.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer became the first party leader to meet with Nuclear Test Veterans earlier this year, and the Party has given the campaign its “fullest support”.

Those who worked under UK command during tests between 1952 and 1967 will be able to apply for the medal.

Commenting, Andrew Gwynne said:

“This is a huge victory for our nuclear test veterans, and the tireless campaigners who have fought so hard. For decades nuclear veterans have been ignored, and the significant hardship they and their families have had to endure has been nothing short of tragic.

“I am pleased, therefore, that the Government has finally listened and given this long overdue recognition to these veterans.

This landmark moment must represent a step-change for how the Government treats our Nuclear test veterans. Service personnel and their families deserve our constant and full support.

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Andrew in the constituency

** 🫖 Popping into the Crown Cafe

Good luck to Jak, the new owner of the Crown Cafe ([link removed]) in Denton. It’s actually one of the town centre’s longest serving businesses. I can remember it being a small cafe behind a bakery at the front of the shop in the 1970s.

Anyway, Councillor Allison Gwynne ([link removed]) , Lyle and I popped in for tea and toast last weekend and it was a good opportunity to meet the new team there.

It’s also great to see they’ve been nominated for a Local Business Award too. To support them, you can vote at ([link removed])

And why not pop in for something? #ShopLocal ([link removed])

** 🦉 Little Owl Artisan Market

Cllr Allison Gwynne ([link removed]) and I had a brilliant time at the Little Owl Artisan ([link removed]) Market on Denton Civic Square last Sunday afternoon.

A huge thanks to all who came to trade, and all who visited to shop. The organiser wants to make this a regular feature in the Town Centre, which I think is a fantastic idea.
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** 🇫🇷 🇬🇧 🇩🇪 Denton Town Twinning

I had a great evening at Denton Town Twinning ([link removed]) ’s “Taste of Twinning” event at Tameside Wellness Centre ([link removed]) on Wednesday night.

We have really strong links with Montigny-le-Bretonneux (near Paris) and with Kierspe (near Cologne) and the volunteers at DTTA do amazing work to link families, schools, clubs and groups with counterparts in our two twin towns.

I'm really proud to be President of Denton Town Twinning, and well done to all the volunteers who make the magic happen.

If you want to get involved please contact George Newton ([link removed]) for more information!
Andrew in the media

📰 READ: The Department of Health and Social Care ([link removed]) shouldn’t use dodgy stats on Twitter to gaslight nurses on pay.

Nurses know pay hasn’t increased and patients know there aren’t enough staff to treat them.

I’ve asked the UK Statistics Authority ([link removed]) to investigate the use of Government social media accounts to push Tory propaganda.

Thanks to The Mirror ([link removed]) for covering this. To read the full story click here ([link removed]) .

📰 READ: Thanks to Tameside Correspondent ([link removed]) for covering the awards to the Bread & Butter Thing volunteers in Haughton Green and to Joan Emery from Denton Whit Friday Band Contest.

To read the full piece, click here ([link removed]) .
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** Guide Bridge Station Coal Wagon Project

🚂 The WOODHEAD RAILWAY MUSEUM ([link removed]) and Friends of Guide Bridge Station ([link removed]) are restoring an old coal truck for the Guide Bridge Station memorial garden.

Apparently the truck will be painted in the liveries of the Ashton Moss colliery in Audenshaw and Denton colliery…

Thank you to WRM, FoGBS and Network Rail ([link removed]) for restoring a bit of our industrial heritage. I can’t wait to see it in place!

A GoFundMe has been set up for the Coal Wagon project for anyone who wishes to make a kind donation towards the restoration work. If you are able and wish to donate click here ([link removed]) .

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