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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.   


Minutes pdf icon PDF 120 KB


Public Questions and Petitions


Notices of Motion

    The Council is asked to consider the following three Motions that have been submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 10:


    a)            Appointment of Township Chairs

    It will be moved by Councillor Dearnley and seconded by Councillor Sullivan that:


    “For many years, the Borough’s four Township Committees were able to appoint their own Chairs at the start of each Municipal Year. Whilst appreciating that this was contrary to the rules in the Council Constitution, it was in the spirit of devolution and was a practice that worked well for all Townships.


    I therefore move that Council formalises this devolved arrangement and delegates responsibility for the appointment of Township Committee Chairs to the Township Committees, at their first meetings of each future Municipal Year; and that the Constitution be amended to reflect this”


    b)           Northern Rail

    It will be moved by Councillor Emsley and seconded by Councillor Burke that:


    “The travelling public of Greater Manchester have had to put up with levels of inconvenience and disruption on the region’s railways way beyond what is acceptable.


    Along with our MPs and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Rochdale Council has made it clear that it is unacceptable that our commuters are being treated like second class citizens.


    The introduction of the emergency timetable, which is due to finish at the end of July, has stabilised things to some extent with less last minute cancellations, this is inevitable as there are less trains timetabled.


    This situation has been compounded by the continually postponed plan to electrify the line between Manchester and Leeds.


    It is worth noting that Northern have not hit a performance target since 2006.

    That is simply unacceptable.


    Therefore, I call upon the Council to continue, along with our MPs and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, to exert pressure on Northern Rail and the Government, until we get not just a decent level of service but the level of service we were promised when the franchise was awarded.”


    c)            Tyred Campaign

    It will be moved by Councillor Rowbotham and seconded by Councillor O’Rourke that:


    “On Monday 10 September 2012 a coach bound for Liverpool carrying 53 people from the Bestival music festival on the Isle of Wight, left the road and crashed into a tree instantly killing Michael Molloy (18), Kerry Ogden (23) and the coach driver, Colin Daulby (63), and left others with life-changing injuries.


    The inquest into the crash found that the front nearside tyre which was actually older than the coach itself, at 19 years, was responsible for the crash. In 2014, Liverpool City Council unanimously agreed on a motion in support of Michael’s mother Frances calling for a change in the law requiring a ban on tyres older than six years on commercial vehicles. Despite the widespread public and political support for this campaign, no change in the law has been made, shamefully leaving others at risk from faulty and dangerous tyres.

    Council notes that Frances Molloy has launched “Tyred” – the official campaign to pressure  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.


Attendance at Meetings pdf icon PDF 94 KB


Appointment of Chief Executive to role of Accountable Officer for HMR CCG pdf icon PDF 98 KB


Members' Quarterly Reports


The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Finance pdf icon PDF 111 KB


The Cabinet Member for Corporate and Resources pdf icon PDF 89 KB


The Cabinet Member for Environment pdf icon PDF 108 KB


The Cabinet Member for Planning, Development and Housing pdf icon PDF 96 KB


The Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business and Skills pdf icon PDF 97 KB


The Cabinet Member for Children's Services pdf icon PDF 82 KB


The Cabinet Member for Adult Care pdf icon PDF 72 KB


The Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, Community and Culture pdf icon PDF 116 KB


The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 117 KB


The Chair of Heywood Township Committee pdf icon PDF 98 KB


The Chair of Middleton Township Committee pdf icon PDF 2 MB


The Chair of Pennines Township Committee pdf icon PDF 686 KB


The Chair of Rochdale Township Committee pdf icon PDF 204 KB


The Chair of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 75 KB


The Chair of the Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 78 KB


The Chair of the Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 73 KB


Report of a Representative to Transport for Greater Manchester pdf icon PDF 87 KB


Greater Manchester Combined Authority pdf icon PDF 438 KB