Council cabinet set for reshuffle?

A SENIOR Tameside councillor is likely to lose his cabinet role as a ‘reshuffle’ looms. 


The Correspondent understands Dave Sweeton – who currently holds the executive member position for inclusive growth, business and employment – is being lined up to be replaced. 


Cllr Dave Sweeton

And leader, Cllr Ged Cooney, may make more changes to his team as he looks to go forward. 


Cllr Sweeton, who represents the Dukinfield/Stalybridge ward, was handed the position last year after a change at the top. 


However, that tenure may end soon, with The Correspondent led to believe an announcement may be imminent. 


One of the things that has been introduced while Cllr Sweeton has held the brief is Ashton-under-Lyne’s Fridays on the Square food concept. 


Funded by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) for Communities and Place, four pilot events will take place on the first Friday of the month from 4pm to 8pm between September and December. 


They aim to attract and welcome all ages to join in the fun with great food, drink, art activities and music on offer to help bring a sense of vibrancy and community back to the town centre. 


He said: “I am delighted we can use this funding to invest in projects which support the master planning and levelling up work we are doing to help make our town centres, community spaces and cultural offer and support local businesses and the local economy in line with our inclusive growth strategy. 


“The event will support opportunities for growth and development for residents and businesses, it gives us the opportunity to evaluate what type of events could be commercially viable for the future.” 

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