Agenda and minutes

Venue: Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale. View directions

Contact: Rachel Hudson 

No. Item


Introductions and Apologies/Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 15 KB


    Apologies were noted.  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 icon PDF 68 KB


    The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the following updates were provided.

    Milnrow Road TRO
    Parking Issues: PCSOs have attended with Parking Service Enforcement Officers to deal with the issue of cars parking on double yellow lines outside Mo’s Barbers.  GMP will continue to do these joint patrols on a regular basis.  Parking Services stated that they will be attending the location four times a day until further notice.  This action has been effective in getting vehicles to move on, however, due to the drivers being a short distance away in the shop, they quickly move their vehicles upon seeing enforcement action and this, therefore, makes it difficult for tickets to be issued.  GMP will also be arranging a traffic operation in the Newbold area in conjunction with Traffic PCSOs in September.  This action is in response to concerns about speeding vehicles and the general manner of driving on Milnrow Road and Newbold area.

    Woodbine Street East and Royds Street Fly-tipping
    The forum previously raised concerns about fly-tipping in the areas of Woodbine Street East and Royds Street.  The Townships Officer referred the matter on 1 June 2016 to the Council’s Environmental Management Department to inspect and clear.

    Moss Street Damaged Bollard
    The forum previously raised an issue relating to a damaged bollard to the side of Moss Street Youth Centre.  The Townships Officer referred the matter to the Council’s Highways Department on 1 June 2016 and this bollard has now been replaced.

    Newbold Metrolink Stop Criminal Activities
    The forum previously raised concerns about break-ins/crimes at adjacent houses to the Newbold Metrolink stop.  GMP updated as follows; Officers have checked crime figures over the past six months in the vicinity of Newbold Metrolink and there is only one burglary in close proximity on Bertha Road and this happened overnight when the trams weren’t running.  The information from the crime figures does not suggest any link between burglaries and proximity to the tram stop.  There has been one criminal damage crime recorded to the tram stop and one incident of youths on the line throwing stones from the bridge over Milnrow Road.

    Witley Road Street Lights
    The forum raised an issue with the newly installed street lights at the Witley Road area and why one light was situated within the crown of an adjacent tree.  The Townships Officer referred the query on to Eon who advised a site visit was made and the tree isn’t affecting the optical performance of the light and no further action is needed.

    Kingsway/Moss Avenue Junction Double Yellow Lines
    The forum raised a concern that double yellow lines may be needed on Kingsway close to the junction of Moss Avenue.  Funding was approved at Rochdale Action and Resources Sub Committee on 28 June 2016 for a Traffic Regulation Order at this junction.

    Metrolink Track Stones
    Residents previously raised concerns about youths throwing stones from the Metrolink track at nearby houses and asked why are there stones placed there but not in other places and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.


Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting


    PC Walsh provided the last three months of the crime statistics after the forum:

    Burglary Dwelling – 17 (18 previous period) and hot spot locations are Newbold/Palatine area
    Burglary Other Than Dwelling - 17 (32) and hot spot is Sandfield/Newbold.
    Robbery – 1 (2) and hot spot is Turf Hill
    Theft From Motor Vehicle – 16 (30) and hot spots are new housing estate on Kingsway Industrial Estate, Newbold and Sandfield
    Theft of Motor Vehicle – 10 (8) and hot spot is Newbold


Open Forum


    Waithlands/Witley Road Junction
    Signpost – the sign has gone from the post and needs replacing.

    Waithlands Road
    Sign (directing to the canal?) on footpath has been knocked over and needs replacing.

    Milnrow Road
    Residents requested more details from Parking Services/GMP as to what times the area is being monitored.  Cars are parked there for 2-3 hours at a time.  Concerns regarding alleged criminal activity occurring at commercial premises, previously raised with GMP.

    Pavement Parking Bill
    Do local Councillors know anything about this new bill brought into the House of Commons last year?


Ward News


    Update provided to residents on Councillor Brosnan’s proposed scheme of a ‘Bulky Waste Amnesty’ for large items which will be funded from Township Ward Funds to address the ongoing problem of fly tipping in the ward.  The scheme will provide collections on 22 September, 29 September and 6 October 2016.  Details of the scheme will be distributed by leaflet and displayed on the Council’s website as of the 12 September 2016.


Date and time of the next meeting


    Thursday 17 November 2016 at 6.30pm
    Moss Street Youth Centre, Moss Street, Rochdale