Venue: Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale. View directions
Contact: Katie Moore - Tel. 01706 924770
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.
highlighted an amendment to page 5 of the application pack under
“The Highways and Engineering Service currently receives a
very limited budget for the renewal of road markings. The Service
therefore directs the budget to the locations where there is either
an existing accident record or where the greater return can be
achieved. This generally results in the limited budget being used
to refresh lines on the strategic road network i.e. A and B class
roads where the majority of vehicles travel. An investigation has
been carried out and it is clear that the lines have not been
maintained for many years and are currently almost non-existent and
hence ineffective. Records show that there have been no recorded
accidents at the junction in the last three years. It has therefore been determined that the lines
are unnecessary. The advice provided by the Department for
Transport is that give way or stop lines should only be considered
where a minor road intersects with a major road.Where no markings
are provided then no one has priority and the junction should be
treated as courtesy junction by all motorists. Experience has shown
that where junction marking are provided then the speeds on the
route given the priority increase. Additionally National policy
requires us to reduce the use of signs and lines on the public
highway thus reducing the clutter caused by them. A further
consideration we must give is that of future maintenance costs.In
the light of the above we cannot justify refreshing the road
markings on Croxton
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
Discussions took place around PACT meetings and reintroducing
them. PCSO Bird advised she could look into starting them again,
but would need a commitment from the community in relation to
attendance. It was agreed that they are useful in disseminating and
sharing information. Generally, the forum discussed different
communication methods for advertising the PACT meetings.
· Behind Moss Street (street number has been recorded)
· Crawford Street Car Park
· Church Road
· Bilberry Street
· Leach Street
· Moss Terrace
Fly-tipping is an ongoing issue and it was advised that items
are being removed when they are reported, however, it is continuous with rubbish
being left again after a clean-up has been done. Residents can
report incidents of fly-tipping to the Council. A resident also
reported ongoing litter problems. Discussions were held around a
community approach to address some of the fly-tipping issues. It
was agreed for Councillor Ahmed to contact the local mosque to
raise awareness around fly-tipping/litter. Residents are encouraged
to come forward with information should they know who is
responsible for the tipping.
· It was requested that when the signage on the original columns are put back they are cleaned first.
· There were concerns about the lights not being bright enough (location: Rosefield Crescent).
· When the lights are being installed and old ones taken out, debris is sticking to residential walls, windows and creating a mess.
agreed that the concerns raised be passed onto the manager of the
street lighting scheme.
Planning consent is hoped to be secured on two new developments in the next few days – one is for a local firm who are moving their operation to Kingsway to a new 12,000 square foot building which will be in front of the CR Laurence unit, and the other is for a large 200,000 square foot building near the motorway, behind CR Laurence. Both should be starting on site in March.
Date and time of the next meeting
Thursday 4th June 2015 at 6.30pm