Venue: Syke Community Base, Syke Methodist Chapel, Syke Road, Rochdale. View directions
Contact: Gary Finch - Tel. 01706 924817
The Chair welcomed all to the meeting and introductions were made.
Forum members were asked to respect the Code of Conduct for the duration of the meeting.
This meeting has been arranged to discuss issues relating to the Common and Syke Pond
The Chair explained that this meeting had been called to specifically discuss issues in relation to Syke Pond and the Common.
Nick Barton was in attendance to discuss Syke Pond, unfortunately Ian Trickett was unable to attend to discuss the Common. However Ian had provided responses to questions submitted prior to the meeting.
In general the Forum expressed their dissatisfaction with the amount of time it has taken to make any progress with this project.
The following questions had been submitted prior to the meeting.
‘Update on timing of the work is needed. On the understanding that funds have been secured we would like to know’:
- If a contractor has been found
- When the work will begin
- With whom the responsibility for commissioning the work now lies.
The Officer acknowledged that progress on the Syke Pond project had been slow and that he understood that this would have created a great deal of frustration for residents.
However he reassured forum members that funds had been secured for the project and that discussions had taken place to move this initiative forward.
A number of residents expressed concern about the amount of finance being available for the project and drainage problems associated with the Common and Pond.
The Officer stated that in order to satisfy residents that progress would be made he would produce, for the next forum (18 October 2018) a project plan for the initiative.
The following responses had been provided to questions that had been submitted prior to the meeting;
Date and time of next meetings
A date and time for a meeting to specifically discuss issues in relation to the Common will be organised by the Township and Engagement Officer as soon as possible.
Forum dates are as follows:
Thursday 18 October 2018 at 6.30pm (AGM) – Syke Base
Thursday 10 January 2019 at 6.30pm – Syke Base
Thursday 14 March 2019 at 6.30pm – Syke Base