Oldham mayor to use own allowance as part of fund awarding up to £500 for deserving residents

Oldham’s new mayor says he will use his own allowance as part of a fund awarding up to £500 each to ‘deserving’ residents in the borough.

Councillor Zahid Chauhan, who represents Alexandra ward, and has served on the council since 2013, has been handed the Mayoral chains of office for the coming year. He takes over from the retiring Mayor Elaine Garry, who has also now stepped down as a councillor in Failsworth West.

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(The Manchester Evening News, 25th May 2023)