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 meeting.
Recently elected Councillor Angela
Smith was congratulated and welcomed and many thanks to ex
Councillor Ian Duckworth were expressed for all his hard work
whilst serving the Ward.
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 66 KB
minutes of the previous meeting on Thursday 8 March 2018 were
agreed and the following update was given.
reported fly tipping on Holborn Street, Chelsea Street, Manchester
Road and Dixon Fold was removed as there have been again numerous
subsequent reports since the last meeting. Thanks were given to the Clean and Green Team for
the excellent job they did in clearing up the rear of Mayfair
Gardens and Finsbury Street. Many
wheelie bins are still being permanently left out on Holborn Street
and Diane Lodwig is still working on improving the situation.
refreshed road markings at the junction of Holborn Street and
Finsbury Street are still awaited.
Cotton Lane water problem
Cotton Lane has been
cleaned up and the grass cut, however, more bags of rubbish have
been dumped since in and around the substation. A request to have the area cleared up will be made.
No chippings have been put down as it
is dry and not under water at the moment. Environmental Management will be asked to consider
putting chippings down.
Roch Valley Way speed
The Roch Valley Way speed
survey has been concluded, but the results are still not available and will be shared when
Holborn Street fly tipping
Lodwig inspected the fly tipping in the ginnel in the vicinity of
70 Holborn Street and the massive amount on the land at the rear of
that row of houses. No evidence was
forthcoming and she requested the Parks and Countryside Rangers to
clear up the fly tipping.
Brimrod Lane damaged grass verge
Boroughwide Housing have inspected the
grassed area on Brimrod Lane which had been seriously damaged by
vehicles driving/parking on it and they have been asked to make
good the area and also consider measures to either provide hard
standing car parking, grasscrete or to
prevent vehicles from driving on to it.
The response obtained from Rochdale Boroughwide Housing as follows:
“Regarding the grassed area on Brimrod Lane
brought to Brimrod, Marland and Sudden
Area Forum and the problems with cars parking on the grass.
I have discussed the problem with our
Asset Management Team. At present we do
not have any funding available for 2018/19 financial year.
We feel that tenants and residents need
to be consulted to consider what they would prefer to be done with
this land when funding is available. Once we know this then perhaps we can tailor a
solution that best suits the problem being faced. If people suggest that they want say car parking
this option can be explored but as it would be by far the most
expensive we cannot make any guarantees. If we need to prevent vehicular access then
installing knee rail or bollards would be the best option but
obviously we cannot guarantee them being damaged and the cost to
repair or renew. At present the grass
is effectively a recreational space. A
consultation with residents will take place this
view the full minutes text for item 3.
Police and Communities Together
Colin Taylor submitted the following statistics from 1 February
2018 to 31 May 2018 for this area:
Seven burglary dwellings and two commercial
burglaries at Highfield Hospital where the offender was arrested
One theft of motor vehicle, six thefts from motor
vehicle and one vehicle interference.
Six reports of anti-social behaviour where youths
have been loitering in various locations and being rowdy, but all
of whom made off before police arrival so no names are
are working with Rochdale Council to
secure the area off Roch Valley Way, Rochdale Riding Club where
some off road bikes have been reported by local
residents. Residents from two houses on
Holborn Street have previously been reported to GMP for anti-social
use of off road machines, but continue to use them up and down the
road. GMP will be informed.
Parking on upper Fishbury Street
Brimrod Primary School staff are
constantly parking their vehicles on upper Finsbury Street despite
having designated parking within the school boundary leaving
residents unable to park near their properties. Some staff have
expressed their right to park on the road which is accepted by the
residents, but it is considered the situation is adversely
affecting neighbourly relations with the school.
No Entry restrictions
The No Entry restriction
on to Holborn Street at Finsbury Street past the school is
regularly being ignored and vehicles are often driving at speed.
been asked to give it attention when possible. The No Entry into Sudden Village at Manchester Road
is also being ignored and GMP will be informed.
Manchester Road carriageway
The main Manchester
Road at Sudden on the Rochdale bound carriageway just past the bus
stop and pedestrian crossing to the Tesco Store appears to be
sinking and getting worse. An
inspection will be requested as a priority.
Parks and Open Spaces Customer Satisfaction
Following on from Rochdale Council’s Refuse Collection
Services Customer Satisfaction Survey in March this year, the
Council’s Parks and Open Spaces Customer Satisfaction Survey
was explained and made available to all to complete. Several surveys were handed in at the end of the
Bramley Road and Greenvale junction Give
The Give Way markings at the junction of Bramley Road
and Greenvale are completely worn away. Highways will be asked to reline the
Sudden Village entrance road
The road markings at
both the entrance into and exit out of Sudden Village have worn
away and need relining. Highways will
be asked to reline the location.
resident from 110 Bolton Road has contacted the Council on several
occasions to order a blue recycling bin and they have been waiting
months for the bin to be supplied. Environmental Management will be asked to provide
the bin as soon as available.
Manchester Road planters
Ward Councillors have
funded the installation of two planters at the top end of
Manchester Road and the planting of a wild flower meadow.
Ward Councillors contact details are
available on the Council’s website:
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
23 August 2018 at 6.30pm in Brimrod Methodist Church