Venue: Belfield Community Primary School, Samson Street, Rochdale OL16 2XW. View directions
Contact: Andy Dawson - Tel No. 01706 924859
The chair gave
introductions to the forum and thanked everyone for attending.
Attention was drawn to the code of conduct, a summary of which was
read out to the forum and residents were informed that there was a
more detailed copy on the back of the meeting agenda. All attendees
were asked to abide by the code for the duration of the
The minutes of the
previous meeting were agreed and all previous actions were
Action 1. Pass the
information on to the relevant department in Environmental
Management. (Steve Pyke)
Action 2. Attend site
with a view to having it treated. (Steve Pyke)
Action 3. Look into and
report back. (Steve Pyke)
Action 4. Make the
request to the Recycling Officer. (Steve Pyke)
Action 5. Ask the
question. (Steve Pyke)
Action 6. Visit the
area. (Steve Pyke)
Action 7. Contact Peter O’Gorman and Helen Smith. (Councillor D. Ali)
Action 9. Contact the Youth Offending Team to re-visit. ... view the full minutes text for item 2.
Greater Manchester Police and Community Safety
PC Brendan Walsh was
welcomed to the forum.
Burglary Dwellings – 35 - up from 34.
Burglary other than Dwellings – 23 - up from 10
Robbery of personal property – 7 – up from 4
Theft from motor
vehicle 27 – up from 17
Due to low attendance it is not the best use of resources trying to get councillors/departments from the council and other agencies together for a low turnout. GMP feel that ... view the full minutes text for item 3.
There is a traffic
sign on Charlotte Street which is being obstructed by trees.
Action 15. Contact
Highways and RDA to ask if they would help sort the problem out.
Action 16. Email the details to A. Dawson. (Councillor Ali)
Moss Street Youth Centre
Update provided by Katherine Metcalfe
Moss Street Youth
Centre provided activities for young people aged 11+ during the
Summer Holidays 5 days a week sometimes 6 both during the day and
evening. Youth workers managed to source free activities from
external agencies and provide centre based activities at Moss St
such as cooking, sports and arts and crafts. Some of the of site
activities included Kayaking, Cinema, Bowling attending local park
events run by the Youth Service known as Fuse Your Parks. The
activities have engaged young people that have been referred by
other services such as Targeted Youth Support Child Care Services
and the recently formed Supporting Families Team. Up to 30 Young
people from Waithlands, Guinness Trust,
Bingley, Turf Hill and even reaching as far as Milnrow have attended sessions over the Summer
period, learning how to build relationships, look after the
community (through litter picks and gardening projects)
intergenerational, (bowls) Community cohesion, worked on positive behaviour. Overall the young
people who engaged in this programme had fantastic fun!!! Not to
mention were exhausted.
To help provide energy efficiency measures to homes in the Rochdale Area.
informed that to qualify they must live in an eligible postcode
area to get free cavity wall and loft insulation or be in receipt
of certain qualifying benefits and be entitled to a boiler
replacement. The scheme is open to owner occupiers and private
rented accommodation. The scheme is not open to RBH tenants.
Community First - Information/Update
The chair informed the
forum that there was no new news to report as there had been no
applications to the Community First Panel and that it was the
beginning of the Community First year when the allocation of
funding was given to each panel. Residents were urged to spread the
word to community groups that they can apply to the Community First
Panel for funding various schemes.
Date and time of the next meeting
Thursday 12 December 2013, 6.30pm – 8.30pm, Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale.