Authorities
 

Authorities

The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities is a partnership between the ten local authorities within the Greater Manchester area. These ten authorities co-operate on a number of issues, both statutory and non-statutory, where there is the possibility of improving service delivery by working together. The ten authorities are listed below, further details about the individual authorities can be found by clicking on the links. To further increase partnership working, AGMA invited unitary local authorities from the surrounding areas to join AGMA as associate members. The Associate Members are listed below.
 

AGMA Authorities

Authorities

Bolton...

is a town in Greater Manchester, in the North West of England. Situated close to the West Pennine Moors, it is 10 miles (16 km) north west of the city of Manchester. Bolton is surrounded by several smaller towns and villages which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton, of which Bolton is the largest settlement and administrative centre. The town of Bolton has a total population of 139,403, whilst the wider metropolitan borough has a population of 262,400. 

Click here to visit Bolton Council's website

 
Authorities

Bury...

is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on the River Irwell, 5.5 miles (8.9 km) east of Bolton, 5.9 miles (9.5 km) west-southwest of Rochdale and 7.9 miles (12.7 km) north-northwest of the city of Manchester. Bury is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Bury, of which Bury is the largest settlement and administrative centre. Bury has a total population of 60,718.

Click here to visit Bury Council's website

 
Authorities

Manchester...

The City Of Manchester is spread over an area of 117SQ km and latest population estimates are around 483,700 (mid 2009). Manchester lies in a bowl-shaped land area bordered to the north and east by the Pennine hills. The city centre is on the east bank of the River Irwell, near its confluences with the Rivers Medlock and Irk, The River Mersey flows through the south of Manchester.

Manchester has always been a city of change, with remnants of the industrial revolution still visible among the many office and apartment towers that now populate it’s skyline. The City boasts several key drivers that help sustain the economic growth of the area. These include its universities, a knowledge based economy, a thriving city centre, and Manchester International Airport.  

Click here to visit Manchester City Council's website

 
Authorities

Oldham...

is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amongst the Pennines on elevated ground between the rivers Irk and Medlock, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) south-southeast of Rochdale, and 6.9 miles (11.1 km) northeast of the city of Manchester. Oldham is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham, of which Oldham is the administrative centre. The town's population of 103,544 lives in an area of around 26 square miles (67 km2 ).

Click here to visit Oldham Council's website

 
Authorities

Rochdale...

is a large market town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies amongst the foothills of the Pennines on the River Roch, 5.3 miles (8.5 km) north-northwest of Oldham, and 9.8 miles (15.8 km) north-northeast of the city of Manchester. Rochdale is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Rochdale, of which Rochdale is the largest settlement and administrative centre. Rochdale has a total population of 95,796.

Click here to visit Rochdale Metropolitain Borough Council's website

 
Authorities

Salford...

is a local government district of Greater Manchester, England, with the status of a city and metropolitan borough. It is named after its largest settlement, Salford, but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Swinton, Walkden, Eccles, and Irlam which apart from Irlam each have a population of over 35,000. The city has a population of 218,000.

Click here to visit Salford City Council's website

 
Authorities

Stockport...

is a large town in Greater Manchester, England. It lies on elevated ground on the River Mersey at the confluence of the rivers Goyt and Tame, 6.1 miles (9.8 km) southeast of the city of Manchester. Stockport is the largest settlement of the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport, and has a population of 136,082, the wider borough having 281,000.

Click here to visit Stockport Council's website

 
Authorities

Tameside...

is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in North West England. It is named after the River Tame which flows through the borough and consists of the eight towns of Ashton-under-Lyne, Audenshaw, Denton, Droylsden, Dukinfield, Hyde, Mossley and Stalybridge. Its western border is approximately 4 miles (6.4 km) east of Manchester city centre. It borders Derbyshire to the east, the Metropolitan Borough of Oldham to the north, the Metropolitan Borough of Stockport to the south, and the City of Manchester to the west. Tameside has a population of 214,400.

Click here to visit Tameside Council's website

 
Authorities

Trafford...

is a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester, England. It has a population of 211,800, covers 41 square miles (106 km2),[3] and includes the towns of Altrincham, Partington, Sale, Stretford, and Urmston.

Click here to visit Trafford Council's website

 
Authorities

Wigan...

is a town in Greater Manchester, England. It stands on the River Douglas, 15 miles (24.1 km) south of Preston, 16.5 miles (26.6 km) west-northwest of Manchester, and 17.4 miles (28 km) east-northeast of Liverpool. Wigan is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan and is its administrative centre. At the last Census, which was carried out in 2001, Wigan had a total population of 81,203, whilst the wider borough has a population of 305,600.

Click here to visit Wigan Council's website

 

Associate Members

Authorities

Blackburn with Darwen...

is a large town in Lancashire, England. It lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley, 8.9 miles (14.3 km) east of the city of Preston, and 21 miles (34 km) north-northwest of the city of Manchester. Blackburn is bounded to the south by Darwen, with which it forms the unitary authority area of Blackburn with Darwen, Blackburn being the administrative centre. At the time of the UK Government's 2001 census, Blackburn had a population of 105,085, whilst the wider borough of Blackburn with Darwen had a population of 137,470.

Click here to visit Blackburn with Darwen Council's website

 
Authorities

Blackpool...

is a seaside town in Lancashire, England. Situated along the coast of the Irish Sea, it has a population of 142,900, making it the fourth-largest settlement in North West England behind Manchester, Liverpool and Warrington. It lies 40 miles (64 km) north-west of the city of Manchester, and less than 30 miles north of Liverpool City centre.

Click here to visit Blackpool Council's website

 
Authorities

Cheshire East Council

came into existence on the 1st of April 2009. It was formed from the preceding authorities of Congleton Borough Council, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, Macclesfield Borough Council and Cheshire County Council. The confirmation of the decision to create a unitary authority was announced in December 2007.

Click here to view Cheshire East Council's website

 
Authorities

Warrington...

is a large town, borough and unitary authority area of Cheshire, England. It stands on the banks of the River Mersey, which is tidal to the west of the weir at Howley. The population of the borough of Warrington, including its 18 civil parishes, is around 194,000. Its population has more than doubled since its designation as a New Town in 1968.

Click here to visit Warrington Council's website

 
Authorities

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority

We are the largest Fire and Rescue Authority outside London with over 2,500 members of staff and 41 fire stations. We cover an area of approximately 500 square miles and a culturally diverse population of 2.5 million people.  Our vision is to make Greater Manchester a safer place by being a modern, community focused and influential Fire and Rescue Service.

Click here to visit Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Authority website

 
Authorities

Transport for Greater Manchester Committee

The Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) is a joint committee of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the ten local authorities in Greater Manchester. It is responsible for advising the GMCA on transport policy, recommending how much money is spent on supporting public transport and monitoring the quality and performance of transport services. TfGM (formerly the GMPTE) carries out the decisions of GMCA and TfGMC.

Click here to visit TfGMC website

 
Authorities

Greater Manchester Police Authority

Greater Manchester Police Authority (GMPA) is responsible for ensuring Greater Manchester Police (GMP) force is providing an efficient, effective and ever improving police service. The GMPA was established in 1995 to make sure the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) force is accountable to the people living and working in Greater Manchester, and that the public can have their say in how the area is policed.

Click here to visit Greater Manchester Police Authority Website

 
Authorities

Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority

The Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority (GMWDA) was one of six statutory authorities created under the Local Government Act 1985 to carry out the waste management functions and duties of the Metropolitan County Councils after their abolition in 1986.  The areas covered by the Authority comprise the Districts of Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Stockport, Tameside and Trafford. Wigan is a statutory waste disposal authority in its own right and is represented on the Authority for administrative purposes.

Click here to visit Greater Manchester Waste Disposal Authority Website