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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.   


    Councillors Davidson and Stott declared personal interests in a funding applications from “Pennies in Bloom” which was part of Agenda Item 6. Both Councillors played no part in the discussion or voted on these applications. Councillor Davidson chose to leave the room during the discussion.


Urgent Items of Business

    To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.


    Councillor Taylor raised an urgent item of business in regards to a matter agreed at the last meeting of Full Council. It was agreed that a road safety working group would be formed with the appropriate portfolio holder with a representative from each Township.


    Members discussed the issues and agreed that Councillors Taylor and Emsley would be the Townships nominated representative, with Councillor Stott being the nominated substitute.


    Members felt that given the importance of this issues that the wider the scope of Members possible would be a benefit to the working groups output.




    That Councillors Taylor and Emsley be the Townships nominated representative to the road safety working group, with Councillor Stott being the nominated substitute.


Items for Exclusion of Public and Press


Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB


Objections to Traffic Order - Union Road, Dearnley pdf icon PDF 384 KB

    To consider objections to a Traffic Order


    Members received a report on proposed alterations to No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on the recently extended Union Road, it was noted that the restrictions had been advertised and the Council had received two objections.


    The report provided Members with the background to the proposal and reported the points made by the objectors to assist members to form a decision whether to implement, and to what extent the Order would be introduced.


    Members were informed that it was the view of Highways Officers that the Order should be introduced to address parking issues which could obstruct the turning head situated at the end of the cul de sac, and also on the west side of the recently constructed section of Union Road to be consistent with the remainder of that highway.


    Members received representation from a Member of the public who supported the traffic order sighting safety concerns and highway obstructions. Members consider all evidence as provided and agreed that the safety of residents was of the highest priority.




    That the Committee agree the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Pennines Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.69) Order be implemented as advertised.


Pennines Township Funds 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

    To consider applications for funding from the Township’s Capital and Revenue Funds

    Additional documents:


    The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Funds 2018/19 and to enable the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


    Alternatives considered: In considering the report, Members would consider whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects as appropriate.



    1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1, 1A and 2 of the report be noted;


    1. That decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report be noted;


    1. That it be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Pennines Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks had been identified in the report;


    1. That the applications for Township Funds be dealt with as outlined in the table below.












    Littleborough Food Festival 2019

    Approved £1885.64





    Sheriff Street Garden Area





    Dippy Dinosaur Garden




    Milnrow Cricket Club


    Deferred to Chair and Vice Chair Applicant was unable to attend



    Pennines In Bloom Approved £4900 & £2146.50



    Approved £4900 & £2146.50



    Pennines Grass Verges




    Pennines Township Floral Displays and Landscaping


    Approved £2365


    Hare Hill Park Flower Beds Revamp


    Approved £6450


    Fit Read and Feed 


    Approved £3500


    Cotton Tree Corner





    Capital Fund




    Shore Road Waiting Restrictions


    Approved £1000


    Victoria Street Wellington Street, Brown Street and Regent Street Area Waiting


    Restrictions – delegated to Ward Councillors





    1. That the Townships & Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair and

    Vice Chair of the committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects.


    6.    That the proposed changes to the Pennines Township Fund Terms and Conditions 2018/19 in Appendix 5 be approved and accept the changes to the terms and conditions for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds for 2018/19, subject to the inclusion of 3D and 4R.