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31.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

    Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 

     

    Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.

     

    Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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    Minutes:

    In accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct, Councillor Sheerin declared a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of agenda item 12 (RP/07/16 - Celebrate Rochdale Day at Touchstones) as he has been appointed by the Council to the Board of Link4Life.  Councillor Sheerin left the room during the consideration of the application.

     

    The Chair, Councillor Cecile Biant, declared a personal and prejudicial interest in respect of item 12 (RP/10/16 – Heritage Wrought Iron Fencing) as she is on the Board of Friends of Denehurst Park.    Councillor Cecile Biant left the room during consideration of the application.

32.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

    To approve the Minutes of the meeting of the Rochdale Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee held 4th October 2016.

    Minutes:

    DECIDED – that the minutes of the Rochdale Township Action and Resources Committee held on 4th October 2016, be approved as a correct record.

33.

Healey Area Forum pdf icon PDF 82 KB

34.

Norden Area Forum pdf icon PDF 70 KB

35.

Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting pdf icon PDF 82 KB

36.

Milkstone and Deeplish Area Forum pdf icon PDF 87 KB

37.

Spotland and Falinge Area Forum pdf icon PDF 80 KB

38.

Rochdale Township Clean and Green Priority Group pdf icon PDF 57 KB

39.

Rochdale Township Communities and Engagement Priority Group pdf icon PDF 55 KB

40.

Community Centre Monitoring pdf icon PDF 156 KB

    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods updating members on the community centre monitoring process for 2016.  Members were provided with information relating to quarter one (April, May and June 2016) and quarter two (July, August and September).

     

    The Committee were advised that the monitoring process was first implemented in April 2012 to enable Members to monitor performance against the targets set by each community centre on a quarterly basis.  It was reported that the process had been reviewed and improved on an annual basis and more detailed information about the individual community centres would be made available upon request.

     

    The recommendation was put forward as community centres are delivering in relation to the Public Health indicators. Public Health team are satisfied and impressed with the work/activities being delivered by community centres.

     

    DECIDED – that (1) the report be noted;

    (2) that the current monitoring arrangements for community centres be continued.

     

    Eligible for Call-in: no.

41.

Rochdale Blue Plaque Scheme pdf icon PDF 142 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods detailing the guidance criteria which could be used as a basis for making decisions about future nominations for public commemorative blue plaques based in the Rochdale Township area.

     

    The recommendation was put forward as there was currently no blue plaque scheme for Rochdale Township.  This meant that no existing criteria could be used as a basis for assessing requests for blue plaques to commemorate local buildings, people and events.  On the 15th September 2016, Pennines Township Members approved a commemorative plaque scheme for the Pennines Township area.

     

    Rochdale Borough Council receives requests for blue plaques from Members of the public and there was no effective and systematic approach for determining whether to approve such requests in the Rochdale Township. 

     

    Establishing a blue plaque scheme for Rochdale Township and agreeing a criteria which could be used as a basis of assessment would preserve the interest of the blue plaque scheme locally and would ensure that decisions about nominations for blue plaques were consistent and sensitive to the local historical environment.

     

    DECIDED – that the report be noted;

                (2) that the guidance criteria (as detailed in the submitted report) be approved and used as a framework and guidance for the assessments of blue plaque nominations.

     

    Eligible for Call-in: no.

42.

Rochdale Township Funds 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

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    Minutes:

    The Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods

    which updated the Sub-Committee on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale Township Fund 2016/2017, to enable the Sub-Committee to allocate funds to proposed projects.

     

    The recommendations contained in the report were presented as the management of

    the Rochdale Township Fund was a function delegated to this Sub-Committee to

    determine. The Rochdale Township Funds were designed to be allocated to projects

    that benefit the Township’s communities and environment and which realise the

    Township’s stated priorities. The Sub-Committee monitors and reviews the use of the Rochdale Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the

    Township’s Funds.

     

    The Sub-Committee were asked to note the expenditure, commitments and balances

    for Rochdale Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2,

    the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 to the

    submitted report and to consider and approve, defer or refuse the allocation of funds to proposed projects detailed in Appendix 4.

     

    Members of the Rochdale Township Action and Resource Sub-Committee were requested to note the Principal Townships Officer’s assessment of the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Rochdale Township Fund, priorities of the Township and any specific risks identified.

     

    Alternatives considered - in considering the report, Members were asked to decide

    Whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered representations from Ms S Acton in relation to application RP/01/16 – Syke Chapel Parking Bays and TC/16/16 – Hamer Lane Loading Bay.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered representations from Ms L O’Neill in relation to application RP/07/16.

     

    The Sub-Committee considered representations from Mr O’Brien in relation to application RP/11/16 – Rooley Moor Road Speed Surveys.

     

    DECIDED – That (1) the expenditure, commitments and balances for Rochdale

    Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the

    submitted report be noted;

    (2) the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed at

    Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;

    (3) it be noted that the Principal Township Officer had assessed the

    proposed projects to be considered for funding, against the criteria of the

    Rochdale Township Fund, priorities of the Township Plan and any specific

    risks had been identified, (as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report);

    (4) the Principal Townships Officer, in consultation with the Chair,

    Vice Chair and opposition spokespersons of the Committee, be given

    delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects.

    (6) applications for Township Funds, (as outlined in appendix 4 of the

    submitted report); and as, verbally updated by the Principal Township

    Officer, be dealt with as follows:-

     

     

     

    APPLICANT

    PROJECT/SCHEME

    DECISION

    Councillor O’Neill

    Syke Chapel Parking Bays Scheme.

    Approve an allocation of £2,500 from the Projects Fund for the Syke Chapel Parking Bay Scheme.

    Touchstones

    Celebrate Rochdale Day at Touchstones

    Approve an allocation of £2,000 from the Projects Fund for the Celebrate Rochdale Day at Touchstones event

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