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 70 KB
minutes of the previous meeting on Thursday 14 September 2017 were
agreed and the following update was given.
Holborn Street continues to be
cleaned up but very recently an armchair has
been dumped on Chelsea Street, two pushchairs near number 63
Holborn Street and bags of rubbish at both Manchester (Old) Road
near Derrick Walker Court behind the bus stop and the bottom of
Brimrod Lane opposite Brimrod Methodist Church. These sites will be cleared up. Lots of bins have been left out, after much work to
Councillor Sullivan wrote
to Highways about this matter and as a result, further work to
improve the road surface at the junction of Holborn Street and
Mayfair Gardens has been carried out.
Highways have also now instructed the contractor to repaint the
road markings at the junction of Holborn Street and Finsbury
Police and Communities Together
burglary operation is currently ongoing due to the increase in
burglaries in the Bamford and Norden
areas. Three offenders have been
arrested by neighbourhood officers believed to be responsible for
burglaries in Rochdale and Bury; this was a result of the
deployment of The Force helicopter.
Police urge everyone to please report any suspicious activity and
to be extra vigilant over the next few weeks in the run up to
NHS Locality Plan
NHS Locality Plan is still
being developed and it will be reported on at a later
Cotton Lane water
Cotton Lane has
become saturated with pools of water in places and it is covered in
wet leaves. Councillor Howard will
arrange a clean-up and some chippings to be put down.
The Bamford Greenbelt Action Group
Smith gave an update on The Bamford Greenbelt Action
Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy
Burnham, has tasked out the coordination of all current and pending
submissions on the use of brownfield sites and put a stop on the
process until that is complete.
The Group have organised an anniversary walk to start at 10am on
Saturday 20 January 2018 meeting on Bamford Green with bacon
butties after. Last year’s event was incredibly well
Concern was expressed on the possible impact on the local roads
should a proposed 419 housing development be approved in
concern about recent National Press reports highlighting a change
in Government Policy that potholes over four centimetres deep would
no longer need to be repaired within a certain time but merely
investigated, whatever that means.
Highways will be asked whether there are any plans to change the
current Rochdale Council’s policy on dealing with
Mayfair Gardens gullies
Highways will be asked
to street sweep Mayfair Gardens to address the problem of leaves
blocking the gullies.
Manchester Road bus lane
A request was made to find out how many Fixed
Penalty Notices the enforcement camera covering the bus lane on
Manchester Road had generated.
Roch Valley Way speed
have funded and commissioned a speed survey following a number of
Road Traffic Collisions at the Manchester Road end of Roch Valley
Off road bikes
Greater Manchester Police
identified a problem of anti-social use of off road and quad bikes
using the footpath at the bottom of Bolton Road near Manchester
Road. Ward Councillors have funded the
installation of staggered guard rails to resolve the issue.
Bamford in Bloom
Ward Councillors have funded
Bamford In Bloom which will see the
installation of planters and hanging baskets to include Sudden
Village shops, bulb planting and signage.
Roch Valley clean-up
Ward Councillors will
arrange a clean-up and litter pick in Roch Valley at the end of
January or early February 2018.
Sandy Lane junction
The junction of Sandy Lane, Bury Road and Roch
Valley Way remains one of the busiest junctions in the
Borough. Ward Councillors have been
speaking with residents and they are championing improved
pedestrian facilities. The timings of
the Automated Traffic Signals are controlled centrally by Transport
for Greater Manchester.
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
8 March 2018 at 6.30pm in Brimrod Methodist Church