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Declarations of Interest

    Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   


    There were no declarations of interest.


Urgent Items of Business


Items for Exclusion of Public and Press


Objections to Traffic Regulation Order - Manchester Old Road, Middleton pdf icon PDF 4 MB

    To consider objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order at Manchester Old Road, Middleton.


    Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which presented objections to a proposed Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) on Manchester Old Road, Middleton.  The report had previously been considered by the Middleton Township Committee but as the proposed TRO related to a strategic road, in accordance the Scheme of Delegation to Township Committees, the matter must be referred to Cabinet for a final decision.


    In considering the submitted report, an email outlining objections from Mr and Mrs S and B Slattery was circulated for consideration as they had been unable to attend the meeting in person.


    Alternatives considered:


    Cabinet could decide to implement the order as advertised, as amended, or abandoned in light of the representations received.




    That the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Middleton Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.50) Order be implemented as amended.


    Reason for decision:


    The introduction of new parking restrictions formed part of the measures identified to help reduce the incidence and severity of injury accidents along Manchester Old Road. When the scheme was devised, the predicted accident savings were 9.09 over 5 years. The calculations assumed the introduction of the proposed restrictions. Therefore, if the restrictions were not introduced it was assumed that the forecasted accident savings would be reduced.


    Manchester Old Road was a strategic road classified as the A 576. It carried an average of over 15,000 vehicles per day. Its primary function was to carry traffic from North Manchester to Middleton and vice versa. The Council was responsible for the road both in terms of traffic flows and road safety but had no duty in respect of the provision of on-street parking for residents.


    Eligible for call in - yes


Ashworth Road Landslide pdf icon PDF 99 KB


Exclusion of Press and Public

    To consider that the press and public be excluded from the remaining part of the meeting pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that discussions may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.




    That the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.


    Reason for Decision:


    Should the press and public remain during debate on these items there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Parts 1 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


Transfer of Management of Hollingworth Lake to L4L Cultural and Leisure Trust


Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that requested consideration of the transfer of management of Hollingworth Lake Country Park (HLCP) to Link4Life Culture and Leisure Trust (L4L).


Alternatives considered:


An alternative would be that the management of Hollingworth Lake Country Park (HLCP) remained with the Council. This would mean that the management of HLCP would continue to be dis-jointed and could affect the delivery of the overall long-term vision for the HLCP and reducing resources. 




1.    That the transfer of the management of Hollingworth Lake Country Park (HLCP) to Link4Life (L4L)  for a trial period of 18 months from 1st April 2018 be approved;


2.    That an allocation of £90k from budget pressures for funding increased costs during the trial period as detailed in section 5 of the report be approved;


3.    That an allocation of up to £123k from the Asset Management Group (AMG) planned maintenance capital budget to undertake all Priority 1 works where the Council is responsible and the upgrade of the toilets during 2018/19, as set out in the table in section 4 of the report be approved and that a further report on the impact of this be submitted to Members in due course;


4.    That the final detail of the Cost Plus Fixed Agreement, Operational Scope of Works, agreed budget and Heads of Terms for the management of HLCP be delegated to the Director of Neighbourhoods and the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Corporate and Resources, the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Environment and the Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Community & Culture.


Reason for decision:


It is the aspiration of both the Council and Link4Life (L4L) that the running of Hollingworth Lake Country Park (HLCP) will transfer to Link4Life. In transferring HLCP to L4L it is expected that L4L in addition to delivering the services currently operated by the Council in managing the lake and country park that L4L will seek investment to improve and regenerate the area.


Eligible for call in - yes