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 90 KB
minutes of the previous meeting on Thursday 31 May 2018 were agreed
and the following updates were given.
Public Realm Inspector, Diane
Lodwig, has continued to remove all reported fly tipping from
around the Holborn Street area and to address the issue of bins
being left permanently on the street.
Cotton Lane water problem
Cotton Lane has been
cleaned up and further dumped rubbish removed. The Council’s Rights of Way Officer is
assessing the location for resurfacing to prevent it from going
under water when it rains.
Roch Valley Way speed survey
The Roch Valley
Way speed survey has been concluded. The results were made available to all with a
breakdown of volume and speed of vehicles by the hour at each of
the two locations. Highways completed a
review of the survey results with
conclusions and options which was also made available to all.
The survey took place between 8 and 15 March 2018. The average speed of the 91,201 vehicles recorded
in the week at location number one, outside 59 Roch Valley Way, in
both directions was 25.2mph, however out of those, 1,722 were
recorded travelling over 35mph. The
average speed of the 82,990 vehicles recorded at location number
two, Lighting Column Number 25, North West of Roch Mills Crescent,
in both directions was 32mph, however out of those a massive 25,142
vehicles were recorded travelling in excess of 35mph. As Roch Valley Way is part of the Strategic
Network, physical measures such as speed humps cannot be considered
but to add to the existing calming features, the interactive sign
will be repaired and mature obstructive trees trimmed back.
Provision of a central traffic island
at the 30 to 40 speed limit to create a gateway and pinch point and
the lining along the length of the 30mph limit be renewed.
Some of this work will require funding
to be approved. Highways will be asked
to consider installing the central traffic island referred to, on
safety grounds given the results, to create a gateway and pinch
point to slow traffic down.
The blocked drains
on old Manchester Road in Sudden Village were all investigated and
cleared, except the one outside the bookmakers for which a further
request will be made to have it cleared.
Manchester Road carriageway condition
inspected the reported sinking carriageway on the main Manchester
Road at Sudden on the Rochdale bound carriageway just past the bus
stop and pedestrian crossing and report that no work is
Sudden Village entrance road markings and Bramley
Road/Greenvale junction Give Way
The worn away road
markings at both the entrance into and exit out of Sudden Village
were reported with a request to reline them as were the junction
markings of Bramley Road and Greenvale.
The blue recycling bin that had
been requested on numerous occasions was delivered to the resident
in question the following day.
Police and Communities Together
Michelle Farmer is the Bamford Neighbourhood Policing Team Officer
and she is responsible for the three large geographical areas of
Bamford, Castleton and Norden. PCSO Colin
Taylor has moved on and he has been replaced by PCSO Sana
Haider who has already been very active
around the area including reassurance visits to victims of burglary
and particularly in one nasty case.
The recent crime statistics for the area were provided. In June 2018 there were two burglaries, one of
which was commercial, one theft of a motor vehicle and four thefts
from motor vehicles. In July 2018 there
were five burglaries, no thefts of motor vehicles and five thefts
from motor vehicles and to date this month, one burglary and no
vehicle crime at all. Access or
attempted access, in most of the burglaries, was by smashing or
forcing rear patio doors. Two habitual
burglars were arrested as a result of the community reporting them
acting suspiciously and they have been remanded in custody with
further enquiries ongoing. The
offenders are from different areas including Salford. All were urged to report anything they consider
Inspector MacGregor has
confirmed GMP is no longer holding face to face PACT
meetings. PACT meetings will be run
online and the next meeting will take place between 7pm to 8pm on
Tuesday 28 August 2018 and information about the meeting will be
advertised. Burglary and vehicle crime
remain the PACT Priorities.
ongoing to permanently secure fencing leading on to Roch Valley as
the damaged gap is being used by off road vehicles to access the
PC Farmer has organised a Safe Plate
initiative between 3pm and 5pm on Thursday 30 August 2018 at
Bamford Precinct which will be advertised. All are welcome to attend.
One resident raised questions over criminality, with some specifics
only the Police can answer, and also questioned the Graded Response
system and speeding along Bury Road. He
volunteered to participate in the upcoming Community Speed Watch
initiative PC Farmer is organising in conjunction with Councillor
Sullivan. Homewatch was discussed. PC Farmer will be asked to contact the resident
Manchester Road and Law Street junction
expressed about the parking restrictions at the junction of
Manchester Road and Law Street being persistently contravened
throughout the day with vehicles obstructing sight lines exiting
the junction and making it dangerous. Parking Services will be requested to conduct
Manchester Road planters
the new planters that have been installed on Manchester Road to
enhance the area.
Ward Councillors contact details
are available on the Council’s website:
Councillor Jane Howard
Telephone: 07870 172144
Councillor Angela Jennifer Smith
Telephone: 07710 297377
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
22 November 2018 at 6.30pm in Brimrod Methodist Church