Venue: Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road, Rochdale OL16 5DW. View directions
Contact: Rachel Hudson - Tel 01706 924343
Introductions and Apologies/Code of Conduct PDF 15 KB
All were welcomed to the meeting and 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 72 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the
followingupdates were provided.
Eon lighting issue
Residents stated lighting
on both Upper Hayes Close and Rosefield
Crescent was inadequate. Eon advised
(email received after the forum) they had arranged for night time photometric testing to be carried out on
the streets and the lighting was installed to the required
Newbold Street &
Newbold Hall Drive parking on
GMP advised if there was a
1m gap to the pavement so a pram/pushchair can pass, and there is
no obstruction in the main road, the Police would not take
action. Action could be taken if a
vehicle had no tax/insurance.
Weston Avenue/junction of Broad Lane - cars parked on both sides of
GMP advice as above.
Newbold Street lineage
Lineage has now been completed.
Jubilee Park fly tipping
Council’s Environmental Management Department has passed this
matter over to the Forestry Commission who stated they will resolve
the issue as soon as possible.
Belfield Lane fly tipping
Council’s Environmental Management Department attended the
Update report/stats requested on incidences of fines
issued/prosecutions for fly tipping
Rochdale Council’s Environmental Management Department
confirmed they keep lists of offenders and actively seek to
prosecute. The cost of removing fly
tipped waste is £353.61 per tonne (plus officer time).
Weston Avenue missed bins collection on a weekly
This issue was
escalated to Rochdale Council’s Environmental Management
Weston Avenue/Stiups Lane
junction grit bin
A request for
a new grit bin on Weston Avenue/Stiups
Lane junction was refused as the location did not meet criteria as
it was on a gritter route.
Top of Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss grit
A request for a new grit
bin at the top of Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss was refused as the
location was a duplicate within 200m of another grit bin.
Albert Royds Street Fire
Site hours of demolition works and noise
This matter was addressed with site contractors by
Rochdale Council’s Environmental Health Department.
Medina Mosque ASB
issue was escalated to GMP and the Council’s Community
Street/Rochdale Road dangerous crossing
The response from the
Council’s Highways Department was read out to the forum:
“On the three uncontrolled arms of the junction, the existing
pedestrian islands are too narrow to accommodate/provide controlled
pedestrian facilities. Therefore the
whole junction would require substantial changes both geometrically
and operationally which will cost a significant amount of money (a
six figure sum). During the peak
periods this is further exacerbated and as a result there are often
significant queues on all approaches.
If controlled pedestrian facilities were provided within the
existing geometry of the junction it would require an 'all red
phase' which would mean for pedestrians to cross the road all
vehicle movements would have to be stopped. This would result in a significant increase in the
length of queues on all approaches to the junction depending how
often the pedestrian crossing is activated.”
Croxton Avenue request for lineage/signage/speed
view the full minutes text for item 2.
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
PCSO J. Rochelle attended and provided the following
stats for the period 22 March 2018 to 21 June 2018:
of motor vehicle:
Incidents of anti-social behaviour across the ward have increased
this period whereas all other types have crime have seen a
decrease. Four offenders have recently
been charged for damage to a motor vehicle. Kingsway areas appear to have been a hotspot for
youths on roofs causing issues and reports of off-road biking have
also been prevalent. A recent burglary
reduction initiative was carried out along with members of staff
from the Council’s Community Safety Team to tackle the issues
concerning theft and give advice about securing properties.
Forum members asked what were the numbers of Police staff covering
the ward of Kingsway? Three PCSOs and two GMP officers work on a rota
including rest days but also can get called ‘off area’
if any other issues happen centrally in the town.
Another question was about enforcement concerning parking on
pavements and whether GMP can knock on residents’ doors to
advise against it? GMP can advise the resident but if the vehicle is
taxed and MOT’d there’s not
a lot else they can do if there is no full obstruction. If there is an obstruction in terms of a person
being blocked in to their own drive for example, then GMP can
secure the vehicle and get it removed.
The Council’s Public Realm Inspectors can assist in matters
in order to support GMP staff.
to rear of Newbold Moss
A resident raised again
the issue of whether it is the Council’s responsibility to
maintain and clear away fly tipped rubbish on the footpath to the
rear of Newbold Moss as previously it was advised it isn’t
their responsibility. A Council
installed kissing gate is in situ at this location suggesting a
Right of Way/Council owned land.
Action: Contact Environmental Management to ascertain
the responsibility for clearance of the fly
pothole near to pedestrian
A resident raised the
matter of a pothole on the footpath, adjacent to the pelican
crossing on Milnrow Road (Newbold),
Action: Matter escalated to the Council’s
Highways Department to request inspection and
Robinson’s Common –
Update given to the forum on
the progress of the kick pitch at Robinson’s Common; works
are due to commence in September of this year and will take around
six weeks to complete.
A ‘green gym’ is also being proposed for the site,
subject to an imminent funding decision to be made in the next
couple of weeks at the Rochdale Township Action & Resources
Delegated Sub Committee, together with another ‘green
gym’ proposed on land at Lowerplace Play Area.
Eid Party – Broadfield Park, Rochdale
informed the forum of an invite from the Rochdale Mayor to all
residents to an Eid Party which will be held at Broadfield Park, Rochdale on 30 June 2018 from
Kingsway Area Speed Survey
advised of the speed survey to be carried out (subject to funding
decision) to cover both the wards of Kingsway and Balderstone &
Kirkholt (areas include Kingsway, Turf
Hill Road, Broad Lane and Shaw Road, Rochdale).
Date and time of the next meeting
Thursday 20 September 2018 at 6.30pm
Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road,