Musings

A stitch in time…Coops & Cooperation in a time of Covid

“Do something outside yourself, something to repair tears in your community.” Ruth Bader Ginsburg Connecting and owning the threads I’m proud to be a member of the Cooperative Party and when I stand for re-election in May 2021 it will be as a Labour and Cooperative Councillor. I believe the cooperative movement is fundamental to … Continue reading A stitch in time…Coops & Cooperation in a time of Covid

On yer bike!

To tackle inactivity and obesity and make cycling a real option for people we need to do more than ‘prescribe it’  I’m an advocate of cycling, and I’ve witnessed how getting on a bike can promote good health and address ill health, and more broadly be good for the health of communities, public services, our … Continue reading On yer bike!

Our GM must shed it’s grey overcoat – May 2017

Collectively we must throw off Greater Manchester’s grey overcoat so we can pay attention to and nurture the thriving eco-system within.  In a recent ‘check-in’ with colleagues Nicola shared her feeling of wanting to shed her ‘grey overcoat’ it left me thinking … You can’t spend long in Greater Manchester without becoming aware of the … Continue reading Our GM must shed it’s grey overcoat – May 2017