Venue: Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale. View directions
Contact: Valery White - Tel. 01706 924858
Introductions and Apologies/Code of Conduct PDF 23 KB
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. The Chair
informed the meeting that Katie Moore has now left Rochdale Borough
Council, and thanked Katie for all her hard work on behalf of
residents of Kingsway Ward.
Minutes from the last meeting/updates PDF 72 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the following
updates were given:
Area – Street Lighting & Land Ownership
The forum was informed that this land is
unadopted, therefore, Township funds
could not be used to pay for purchase and installation of lighting
columns. Councillor Brosnan has also
visited the area and has asked for the adopted status to be
Action (1) Clarify status of land at Witley Road/Tram Stop (Val White)
The forum was informed that
the trees are on private land, and that Planning Officers have
confirmed that there has been no breach of planning laws. It was
suggested that the Clean & Green Team could carry out some
work, however, they are not permitted to
carry out any work on private land.
Rosefield Crescent Parking
Highways Officers have stated that to
further restrict parking would risk displacement further around the
crescent. There is no funding available to pursue a further Traffic
Regulation Order. Some residents were frustrated that drivers are parking on junctions without
challenge, and that owners of vehicles parked on the highway have
access to private driveways.
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
an incident, no officers were available to attend the
had raised the issue of youths causing annoyance, including
throwing stones from the station onto the rear of properties, on
one occasion causing damage to her conservatory. The forum was informed that Community Safety,
Plain Clothed Police Officers and the Youth Service have all been
deployed to the area during recent months, and that reported
incidents are down considerably. TfGM have installed CCTV and have
placed netting over some of the stone areas. Residents were encouraged to report each and every
incident of ASB to the Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers to allow an
accurate picture to be developed.
Action (2) Raise issue of ASB with TfGM (Simon Danczuk
Crown Street/Prince Street Anti-Social Behaviour
considerable number of incidents have been reported on the Police
101 number in relation to alleged domestic abuse, drug dealing and
anti-social behaviour. Residents gave examples of specific
neighbours that are carrying out the behaviour and say that the
rest of the neighbours, and their children, are living in fear.
There were claims of verbal aggression, residents smoking cannabis
in the early morning outside a property, and a female resident
abusing her child.
It was stated that residents have waited weeks for a PCSO to visit
in response to these reports, but also that those residents are
frightened of being seen to have reported these issues.
There were concerns that Social Services should be informed as
there may be safeguarding issues.
Action (3) Raise ASB issues with the Police and
Community Safety on behalf of Ward Councillors and Simon Danczuk MP
Prince Street Alley-gates
A one-off clearance has been
agreed, Katie Moore was working on this. Residents stated that the
alley-gates at Crown Street/Prince Street are being abused.
Councillors agreed to visit residents to discuss.
Action (4) Chase up clearance (Val White)
Traffic Signs – Milnrow
A new TRO has been introduced in the area around
Bertha Road; the signage relating to the previous restrictions is
still in place and needs to be removed.
Action (5) Request removal of previous regulation
signage (Val White)
There was a discussion
around the new street lighting levels, Councillors have taken up
local individual issues and whilst agreeing that there are some
concerns, they explained to the forum that the project is a Private
Finance Initiative over which the Council has very limited control.
Councillor Ali will raise with Street
Lighting and the Township Chair in October.
Weeds – Woodbine Street & Sandfield Road Area
There were requests
for weed killing in the above area.
Action (6) Request weed spraying around Woodbine Street
and Sandfield Road (Val
been an increase in the amount of fly-tipping; it is believed that
this is due to Morrisons change to
non-coin operated trolleys. Residents
have been seen taking the trolleys and using them to transport and
fly tip items.
Action (7) Write to Morrisons head office to request return to
coin-operated trolleys ... view the
full minutes text for item 4.
Date and time of the next meeting
Thursday 10 December 2015 at 6.30pm
Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale