As part of a "15 for 15" list of pledges which Tameside council announced at their recent meeting, young people struggling to find work will be guaranteed six months’ paid employment under ambitious new plans.
Council leader Kieran Quinn made the promise at Tuesday night’s full council meeting as part of ‘15 for 15’ – a list of pledges which he plans to deliver over the next year.
Other promises include an offer of free swimming for the under 16s, £1m to spruce up the borough’s ailing town centres and a loyalty card scheme to encourage people to shop local.
Pothole-strewn roads will also get a £1m makeover, the bin swap scheme will be rolled out and more affordable homes will be reserved for Tameside people.
Veterans leaving the armed services will be offered six months’ work or training. And young voices can make themselves heard on a new youth council.
Tameside Council believe the pledges will offer ‘hope and opportunities’ to residents.