Public asked to join Mayor's 'congestion conversation'
22 September 2017
PEOPLE across the city region are being asked to have ‘congestion conversation’ with the Mayor of Greater Manchester to help tackle the crippling issue of overcrowded roads.
Alcohol Champions to reduce drinking in Greater Manchester
21 September 2017
A pioneering programme ‘Communities in Charge of Alcohol’ has been launched today (Thursday, 21 September) to combat the growing number of people who are drinking excessive amounts of alcohol across the city region.
Statement following discussions by Northern leaders
20 September 2017
Northern leaders came together today to call on Government to honour in full its commitments and to discuss how the North can be heard nationally.
Greater Manchester to hold Mayor’s Green Summit to make the region one of the leading green cities in Europe
18 September 2017
THE Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today announced his ambitions for making Greater Manchester one of the leading green cities in Europe.
Mayor pledges that no child will be left behind in Greater Manchester
5 September 2017
In a speech today the Mayor of Greater Manchester will propose a pioneering new approach to tackling educational inequality and helping more children become ‘school-ready’.
Those affected at the heart of independent review into arena attack
1 September 2017
PEOPLE caught up in the devastating attack on the Manchester Arena in May will be at the heart of an independent review of the incident, it was announced today.
Statement on reports of Libya trial
31 August 2017
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham responds to reports of Libya trial:
Proudly celebrating Pride this weekend
25 August 2017
CELEBRATIONS of diversity and equality will be taking place throughout this weekend as part of Manchester Pride.
Mayor backs new body to speak for the North
23 August 2017
Today's transport summit in Leeds has agreed that a representative body of political, business and other leaders should be set up to speak with one voice for the North.
Unprecedented gathering of Northern leaders demand a fair deal from Government
23 August 2017
Political and business Leaders from across major Northern cities are to meet for the first time in Leeds on Wednesday to demand a fair deal on transport from the Government.
'Take a seat' in age-friendly Greater Manchester
22 August 2017
Improving the lives of older people in Greater Manchester.
Next steps in Greater Manchester Spatial Framework announced
16 August 2017
A timeframe for the development and publication of the second draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial framework has been discussed.
Millions invested to help create jobs in Greater Manchester
15 August 2017
MORE than three million pounds has been invested in Greater Manchester businesses thanks to funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA).
Flawed report ignores creative, digital revolution sparked by BBC relocation
10 August 2017
Greater Manchester has rejected a flawed report from the London-based Centre for Cities which claims the BBC’s move to Salford has had a “negligible” impact on the city region’s economy.
Mayor's promise to deliver homelessness funding to where it is needed
31 July 2017
THE Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has today announced new grants from his homelessness fund, after spending the morning talking to rough sleepers about their needs.
Lord Kerslake to chair Mayor’s independent review into Manchester arena attack response
29 July 2017
An independent review into Greater Manchester’s preparedness and response to the Manchester Arena attack will be chaired by Lord Kerslake.
Olympic cycling champion to get Greater Manchester moving as first ever Cycling and Walking Commissioner
28 July 2017
Olympic cycling champion, Chris Boardman, to get Greater Manchester moving as first ever Cycling and Walking Commissioner.
Northern leaders statement on transport infrastructure investment
25 July 2017
Northern leaders respond to recent Government statements about transport infrastructure investment.
Mayor challenges Transport Secretary over broken promises around Manchester-Leeds line
22 July 2017
Mayor writes to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling expressing disappointment at potential downgrade of plans to improve Manchester - Leeds train route.
Statistics issued by the Home Office reveal that recorded crime is on the rise in Greater Manchester, with an overall increase of 18 per cent in the last year.
21 July 2017
Deputy Mayor of Greater Manchester Beverley Hughes said: “We know that Greater Manchester is a challenging area to police and since being appointed to oversee police and crime I have been working closely with Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham to plan for the future to make improvements across our 10 boroughs.
Chief resilience officer appointed by Mayor Andy Burnham to help Greater Manchester meet its toughest challenges
20 July 2017
GREATER Manchester is to benefit from its first ever Chief Resilience Officer, who has been announced as Dr Kathy Oldham, OBE.
GM MAYOR MAKES COMMITMENT TO TACKLE INEQUALITIES FACED BY TRANS PEOPLE
8 July 2017
Services for trans people need to improve, says GM Mayor
“Help me make Greater Manchester the best digital city in the UK” says Andy Burnham
6 July 2017
Hundreds from tech industry come together for first digital summit.
Statement from Andy Burnham following 'The Betrayed Girls' documentary
5 July 2017
Statement from the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, in response to 'The Betrayed Girls' documentary about child sexual exploitation.
Funding boost marks new era for arts and culture, says Mayor
3 July 2017
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has welcomed new funding from Arts Council England as a new era for culture and arts across the city-region.
Chair of GMCA Fire Committee announced
3 July 2017
THE Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) has announced the chair of the new Fire Committee.
£232,000 boost for Forces Personnel, Families and Veterans in Greater Manchester
30 June 2017
The Mayor and Greater Manchester Leaders have reaffirmed their commitment to the Armed Forces Covenant as £232,000 of funding was announced to improve access to services and online learning resources
Contact details for people living in or concerned about fire safety in high rise buildings
30 June 2017
Following the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London and in direct response to the concerns of residents in similar buildings in Greater Manchester, the Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham has set up a housing taskforce, which is being led by Salford City Mayor Councillor Paul Dennett and supported by Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service (GMFRS).
Equality action as Mayor delivers on gender pledge
30 June 2017
The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has delivered on his manifesto promise to ensure a gender-balanced Combined Authority.
Mayor appoints finance and investment lead
29 June 2017
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has appointed Kieran Quinn to drive forward plans to support businesses and create jobs for local people.