Venue: Brimrod Methodist Church, Roch Valley Way, Rochdale OL11 4PZ. View directions
Contact: Stuart Hay - Tel: 01706 922230
Welcome, Introductions and Apologies
Introductions were made and all were welcomed to the
Code of Conduct PDF 15 KB
referred to the code of conduct and asked all to abide by the code
for the duration of the meeting.
Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising PDF 97 KB
minutes of the previous meeting on Thursday 22 June 2017 were
agreed and the following updates were given.
Numerous reports of continuing fly tipping around
Holborn Street had again been reported and removed since the last
meeting. Currently the area is clean
and tidy and thanks were given to Diane Lodwig for both cleaning
the area up and engaging with residents.
poor state of the road surface on Holborn Street at the junction
with Mayfair Gardens was marked out and some of it repaired to a
high standard, but the rest left marked out. Highways have been asked to complete the works.
The repainting of the road markings at
the junction of Holborn Street and Finsbury Street was requested
some time ago and it has been chased up by Councillor
Overgrown weeds on Cotton
Cotton Lane has been cleared of overgrown
weeds and nettles.
Police and Communities Together
figures since the last meeting on 22 June 2017 are
Four burglary dwellings have taken place (two of
which were attempts and one at an empty property where nothing was
Two thefts from motor vehicles where items were left
on display and three thefts of motor vehicle (two of the vehicles
were stolen in a burglary on Lime Street). A prolific vehicle crime offender has been
arrested and charged and is currently being monitored on a Tag
Curfew awaiting a trial date.
Two criminal damages (one where a taxi was
A number of complaints about youths playing football
and being verbally abusive to Brimrod Lane residents are being
dealt with in conjunction with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.
Emergency Services in Greater Manchester have teamed up to help
young people aged at least sixteen stay safe on the roads in a Safe
Drive Stay Alive Campaign. New drivers
with friends are invited to attend an emotionally engaging road
safety performance based around a series of short films and
presentations on Thursday 9 November 2017 from 7pm to 8.30pm at the
Middleton Arena. The event is
completely free and there is a chance to win an iPad. Details are available on the website
www.SafeDriveGM.co.uk or book
a place at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Dutch Reach technique of safely opening vehicle doors to avoid
hitting cyclists was praised and highlighted.
A discussion on the best method to telephone the Police took place
with examples given and circumstances when to use the 101
non-emergency number as opposed to 999 emergencies only
Schroder, Rochdale Borough Council Community Coordinator from
Neighbourhood Services, outlined his Home Office funded role to
positively bring communities together and counter extremism and he
raised awareness of Hate Crime reporting.
Green belt land
update was provided on the
latest Greater Manchester Combined Authority Spatial Framework from
16 August 2017 in which it gave thanks to members of the public for
the 27,000 responses to their initial consultation on the initial
draft of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The next stages of the process will start in
September 2017 with the publication of some of those responses.
This activity will be followed later in
the year by the publication of data and associated sources of
information that will help inform the next draft such as population
estimates. The second draft of the plan
will then be developed in the new year with a view to be published
in June 2018. This re-write will take
into account concerns raised in the consultation by aiming to make
the most of Greater Manchester’s brownfield sites and reduce
the impact on the green belt and there will be a further twelve
week consultation with the public.
The Bamford Greenbelt Action Group have identified and submitted to
Rochdale Borough Council twenty one brownfield sites in the Borough
suitable for development (only one of which is in Bamford at the
rear of 91 Norden Road, for which there
is already a planning application in from McCarthy and Stone
Retirement Lifestyles Limited to demolish 91 Norden Road and develop a thirty apartment building
with access and parking). The
application is still open for public comment.
Councillor Sullivan expressed
the need for residents to report blocked gullies, especially with
the autumn leaf fall where gullies and drains can become blocked
very quickly. From this month, Rochdale Council crews will be clearing leaves
to stop pavements and roads becoming slippery/messy and to prevent road gullies becoming
blocked. Although there is a programme
of work, reports from local residents are very useful and will help
the Council to prioritise the cleaning and lower the number that
get missed. Well maintained gullies
help to ensure the drainage is working as effectively as possible.
Blocked gullies and drains should be
reported to the Council online or telephone 0300 303
8879. Gullies reported will be added to
a prioritised work list and attended to.
Ward Councillors contact details are available on the
Councillor Ian Duckworth
Telephone: 01706 648393
Councillor Jane Howard
Telephone: 07870 172144
Councillor Pat Sullivan
Telephone: 0161 762 1129 or 07967 985240
Rochdale Council Officers:
Township Officer - Stuart Hay
Telephone: 01706 922230
Public Realm Inspector - Diane Lodwig
Telephone: 01706 922226
Date and time of the next meeting
7 December 2017 at 6.30pm in Brimrod Methodist Church