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Salford mayor shares plan to make city 'greener and fairer' over next four years

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The mayor of Salford has shared a plan to make the city "greener and fairer" during his third term in office. Paul Dennett was re-elected to the post at this year's local elections, winning more than 30,000 votes from a total turnout of just over 25 percent of the electorate.

He addressed councillors at Salford Civic Centre on May 15 to outline his plans for the next four years, as the city grapples with a number of problems including a homelessness crisis and a shrinking council budget. READ MORE: Andy Burnham gives update on future of Clarendon Leisure Centre With a growing population, the town hall is under pressure to continue delivering effective services while making savings each year.

Mr Dennett said: "Representing every resident and our communities in this city is a real honour and privilege, and it's one that I will never take for granted.

Myself and the rest of Salford Labour Group were elected on a clear platform, of delivering a greener, fairer, and more prosperous Salford. "With exciting and ambitious proposals for our next term, such as building 600 more council homes for our wholly owned housing company, Dérive, making further progress to take back control of social care, being proud of our city's sporting heritage and delivering a rugby strategy for the city, furthering this city's progress in greening our city, our communities, and neighbourhoods, planting thousands of trees, and continuing our collective work to tackle the climate crisis, whilst also placing children and young people at the heart of all we do as a city council, working with the voluntary community and social enterprise sector, businesses and partners throughout our city. "Delivering in the not too distant future a literacy hub for the

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