Venue: Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale. View directions
Contact: Katie Moore - Tel No. 01706 924770
Introductions and Code of Conduct PDF 23 KB
absence of a chair person, it was agreed for Martin Topham to chair the meeting. Members of the forum agreed for Martin to be the
permanent chair person for the
The chair introduced himself to the forum and thanked everyone for
attending. Attention was drawn to the code of conduct, a summary of
which was read out. All attendees were asked to abide by the code
for the duration of the meeting.
Minutes from the last meeting/updates PDF 79 KB
minutes of the last meeting were agreed as a true and accurate
Councillors are meeting Highways to progress this scheme
resurfacing/double yellow lines at Rosefield Crescent and Bertha
A briefing note was distributed in
the meeting explaining material used for road resurfacing.
It was confirmed measurements of the double yellow
lines at Rosefield Crescent are correct
according to the Traffic Regulation Order. An extension would need to be applied for and cost
between £3,500 and £4,000 and there would also be a
cost for lining. Residents advised that
existing lines on Milnrow Road needs repainting.
Action: Request repaint of
yellow lines on Milnrow Road.
Funding has been
supported for a new fence at Crawford Street/Canal. Discussions are
underway regarding the requirements for a gate.
Enforcement Officer visited the area the next day after the forum
and actioned the fly-tipping to be removed from the areas
A mattress was reported in the alleyway behind Moss Street, litter
around the local mosque and fly-tipping between Rosefield Crescent and Belfield Lane.
Action: Report to Enforcement Team.
Arrangements are being made
between the Enforcement Officer and resident to collect
Contact Great Place and
Guinness Trust to invite them to the next
Both organisations were invited to
attend the meeting. J.Syddall from the Guinness
Partnership was in attendance at the meeting. Resident raised issues relating to land owned
specifically by Guinness Trust.
Intervention work at Moss
Youth work is ongoing in the
area. Two groups have been identified
where there has been some previous conflict. Homes of those involved have been visited with the
support of GMP. The groups are engaging
with Youth Services.
Speeding vehicles on
Petition sent to
Highways and Ward Councillors.
Discussions are ongoing with the hope of providing a
Lamppost at Lock
Lampposts have been reported to
Enforcement to check the law concerning sale of vehicles from the
From a Trading Standards
perspective there are no particular issues with selling vehicles
from the roadside unless those responsible are
‘traders’ who are selling unsafe or misdescribed vehicles. However, there are issues that other services may
be interested in:
planning permission (Planning
obstruction of the highway (Highways /
benefit claimants (Revenues & Benefits).
The rules are set out in Section 3 of
the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005. An offence is committed if a person advertises for
sale on a road or roads two or more motor vehicles parked within
500 metres of each other. So if a
single vehicle is advertised for sale on the road no offence is
committed. If the same person advertises two or more cars for sale
on the road within 500 metres of each other he/she is committing an
offence. The difficulty we come across
is proving that there is a common seller – if the same sorts
view the full minutes text for item 2.
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
PC Horton introduced himself as the new
Neighbourhood Constable for the ward.
Figures over the last three
Burglary - Increased. areas reported
include Belfield Lane, Oldham Road and Woodbine Street. PC Horton
advised of Operation Dark Nights providing
advice and safety resources/equipment to assist in keeping
properties safe. Window alarms were distributed. Resident
were invited to contact Katie should
further alarms be needed.
and robbery - low levels recorded.
Vehicle Crime - reduced. There were 6 thefts from vehicles.
Residents reported ongoing problems
with bricks being thrown from Newbold Tram Stop damaging
neighbouring properties. PC Horton advised that he had been
liaising with TfGM on this matter and
would provide an update at the next forum. One item suggested was for better fencing.
Since the area forum a Metrolink maintainer (MPT), has carried out a site
visit to assess potential infrastructure changes that may help.
CCTV presence was also suggested.
For safety reasons, the police highlighted that they can only
police the platform, not the track area. Residents advised that they had contacted Metro
about their concerns but have had no response.
Action 1: PC Horton to pass resident details to Metro contact
Fewer calls are
being received about Locks 49/50. It was reported that there does
not seem to be as many people hanging around and alcohol is being
Wellfield Health Surgery is a priority
for the police as there are ASB concerns.
Residents enquired into a car that ran into a house off Belfield
Lane. This matter was a genuine accident and no action is being
Peel Energy/Scout Moor Wind Farm Proposals
A representative from Peel Energy Ltd
attended to give details of the proposed expansion to Scout Moor
Wind Farm. After giving some of the
background around the business of Peel Holdings, he explained that
the original expansion was to consist of an additional 26 turbines
and that this would have been decided at a national level.
Following consultation the plans now consist of an additional 16
turbines of up to 115m high, and this plan will be decided by both
Rochdale and Rossendale Councils. Further details can be obtained on the
Parking on pavements
Residents reported parking of cars on the pavement at
Milnrow Road. Local
authorities (in England) can make an order prohibiting parking on
the pavement. If this is the case, then
there will be signs which clearly point out on a particular road
where parking on the pavement is specifically prohibited.
The penalty for contravening this will
be a fixed penalty notice. Otherwise,
parking a vehicle on the pavement could lead to an offence of
obstruction being committed. This
offence could result in a fixed penalty notice being issued to
offending vehicles. It can also cause
danger/nuisance for pedestrians and wheelchairs users. For more information please refer to www.askthe.police.uk
Leach Street fly-tipping and anti
Ongoing problems of fly-tipping (items include
mattresses and beds) and lack of grass cutting was reported at
Leach Street. Bollards have also been
removed at the end of Leach Street. Councillor Daalat Ali requested details on land
ownership of the recreational ground at Leach Street. Residents have had problems will people burning out
cars and it is causing a lot of stress on the street. It was asked about installing CCTV.
Action 2: Provide details of land ownership to Ward
Councillors (Katie Moore)
Action 3: Enquire about the installation of CCTV at Leach Street
There appears to be a lot of
surplus bins around Bilberry Street and Stamford Street.
Action 4: Report to Environmental Management
Newbold Street Lighting
Councillors requested costings for new street light at Newbold
Action 5: Chase up costing from Eon for new street
lighting column (Katie Moore)
Iceland on Kingsway
It was enquired whether
Iceland would be having a unit at the retail park. According to information by Mason Owen,
Iceland have acquired Unit 5, Kingsway Retail Park,
Rochdale. The 10,500 sq. ft. unit is to
open in February 2015. For further
details please see: http://www.masonowen.com/home/latest-news.aspx
Morrison’s/Witley Road Lighting Column
A new lighting
column was requested between Morrison’s and Witley Road near to the former housing
Action 6: Request costings for new lighting column
Discussions were had about
Give Way signs for Belfield Lane and Croxton Avenue. It was
agreed that this needs to be looked at with the Highways
Action 7: Contact Highways Section (Katie
Following the Autumn in-take of staff
by JD Sports in September, in preparation for their busy Christmas
trading period, job numbers have increased on site to around 3,000.
JD have been undertaking a working
practices improvement programme which involves transferring staff
from Agency contracts onto JD Sports contracts and aim to have 80%
of their staff on these contracts by the end of the year.
Discussions continue to deliver a new unit on Plot H – near
the motorway – and it is hoped that work will commence on
this in the spring.
The David Wilson Homes continue to sell well with around 85 houses
now occupied and a further 10 reservations
The third annual Kingsway Run took place on Sunday 21 September
2014 and was another success with the weather holding out and good
attendance both for the competitive 5k and 10k races, and the
The fourth and final year of
the Community First fund was launched in April and a number of
applications were received, including some that had been deferred
from last year. All the grant allocated
to Kingsway ward was approved to a number of projects including a
Youth Service project to run trips for disadvantaged children; a
project at Harelands House to provide a
garden area; a Guinness Trust project to address isolation in the
community; a filming project for young people; and a couple of
elderly luncheon club projects.
Over the 4 years, this small group of volunteers who sat on the
panel, a number of whom are usually in attendance at the Forum
(Sharon Taylor, Mary Price, Emma King, John Rochelle, Doreen Morton
and Amin Janua), who all gave up their
own time to assist with the project, managed to approve grants
totalling almost £50,000. This
brought in volunteer time and other funding of over £120,000
– meaning the total spend in the
Kingsway Ward was almost £167,000.
Date and time of the next meeting
Thursday 5 March 2015 at 6.30pm
Venue: Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street