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.
Minutes from the last meeting/updates PDF 73 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and updates were
Witley Road Area Street Lighting (RQ4152)
forum was informed the location is a right of way and Councillor
Brosnan has obtained agreement for the three broken floodlights to
be repaired. A column may still be
required for an additional street light and Councillor Brosnan has
allocated her Member’s Funds to contribute to the provision
of a column on Witley Road should it be necessary.
Simon Danczuk MP
has met with TfGM about anti-social behaviour issues in the
area. A resident complained youths are
throwing stones from the station onto the rear of properties and no
action has been taken to treat the stones to prevent this
activity. Agreed to contact TfGM about
Action 1 Contact TfGM to chase up coating stones with
resin or removal (Anthony Jackson)
Crown Street/Prince Street Anti-Social Behaviour
concerning alleged domestic abuse, drug dealing and anti-social
behaviour issues have been raised with the Police and Community
Safety. PC Walsh to provide update
during PACT meeting agenda item.
Prince Street Alley Gates
A one-off clearance
at Prince Street has been completed.
Traffic signs on Milnrow Road
relating to previous restrictions in the area around Bertha Road
have been removed.
Weeds on Woodbine Street & Sandfield Road
The forum was informed a warden has visited Woodbine
Street and Sandfield Street regarding the weeds situation. From the
evidence provided it would appear that many of the weeds are noted
as going brown which would indicate they have been sprayed. The
contractor dealing with the weed spraying contract will be asked to
re-check and treat the area if required.
A response has been
received from Morrisons concerning the complaints about shopping
trolleys in the area. Management at the
Rochdale store will increase the number of external local area
inspections and make sure trolleys are collected twice per day.
Morrisons’ Estates Team are also looking into any deterrents
that can be installed to stop trolleys being taken from the
store. Coin operated trolleys have been
reinstated at this store.
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
PC Walsh and PCSO Bird provided
an update on crime statistics for the area.
Burglary dwellings: 29 down from 35, areas include Newbold,
Belfield, New Estate and Sandfield. Some of the
incidents have occurred due to insecure properties. Residents were reminded to lock doors and keep
windows closed when unoccupied.
Burglary other: 26
Street robbery: 9
Theft from motor vehicles: 37 down from
Theft of motor vehicles: 7
Operation Dark Nights is providing advice and safety
resources/equipment to assist in keeping properties safe.
The forum was informed a person has been charged for the burglary
of the ice cream parlour on Oldham Road and a prolific offender
that was due to be released in the next few weeks has been given an
additional three year sentence. A
person is on bail for the knife point robbery on Albert
Vehicle crime is a problem across the borough. Residents were reminded to keep vehicles safe and
not leave valuables on show in cars.
A Dispersal Order is in place to deal with anti-social behaviour
and street drinking near the Canal.
The Police have been working with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing in the area and two tenants
have been evicted due to drug activities. One male has been charged for drug dealing and six
people arrested for possession of Class A drugs.
Residents raised concerns about neighbour nuisance on Crown
Street. The Police agreed to
A resident asked for temporary CCTV to be installed to identify
offenders. The Police advised cameras
would be ineffective due to the quality of street lighting in the
The forum was informed from May 2016 the Ward would be served by a
Neighbourhood Policing Team. It was
hoped that by operating a Neighbourhood Policing model, officers
would develop a good working knowledge of the Ward and they would
be in a better position to respond to problems.
A resident asked for a Police presence to address the problem of
indiscriminate parking on Muriel Street with vehicles obstructing
access to drives. The Police agreed to
arrange patrols by PCSOs in the area.
The resident was informed vehicles are only considered an
obstruction if they prevent exiting from a driveway.
PACT priorities for the Ward:
Vicky Crossland was in
attendance from Rochdale Council’s Finance Service to give a
presentation about the public engagement initiative the Council is
currently carrying out, the budget
challenge. The Council has faced significant financial challenges
since 2011, the start of the austerity period, and continues to do
so. An overview was provided of the financial challenge and how the
Council and community can assist with the budget challenge.
Questionnaires with freepost envelopes were made available. The
animation about the services the Council currently delivers, an
overview of the financial challenge and how the Council and
community can assist is available on the Council’s web site
Residents asked about the impact of the savings proposals on
Community Safety and Adult Care and they were encouraged to let
their views be known during the consultation period.
Rosefield Crescent, Bertha Road and Newbold Street Double Yellow
forum agreed there is a need to extend the double yellow lines at
Rosefield Crescent, Bertha Road and
Newbold Street to protect the junctions. Kingsway Ward Funds were committed to this
Action 2: Start commissioning process for introduction
of a new TRO (Anthony Jackson)
Muriel Street Traffic Issues
Councillor Ahmed has been
liaising with St Peter’s CE Primary School and Highways to
find a solution to the traffic issues in the area. Highways have proposed the construct of a new
turning head area on Muriel Street outside St Peter’s CE
Woodbine Street and Moss Street
Residents raised concerns about the poor
lighting/dark areas after the replacement of street lights on
Woodbine Street and Moss Street. The
forum was informed Eon can conduct a study to assess whether the
lighting levels are in line with current legislation. Any issues concerning street lighting can be
reported to Eon on 0800 015 0452.
Hill Road TRO and Gibson Street/Samson Street Prohibition of
Driving – Highways to programme work.
Belfield Road traffic calming – Highways have confirmed work
to commence in the New Year.
Robbie’s Common kick pitch – meetings are ongoing with
plans to be drawn up.
Date and time of the next meeting
Thursday 10 March 2016 at 6.30pm
Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale