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 75 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the following
updates were provided.
flooding issue on dropped kerb
confirmation from Highways that the remedial works have now been
carried out. Highways advise the
works will be completed by 13 August 2019.
Kissing gate on
Residents stated a gate
located on Belfield Lane near the Fox Public House is now a
redundant feature and enquired whether it could be
removed. The land in question is not
Council-owned and therefore the Council cannot carry out any works
as it is private land.
Milnrow Road further speed survey
Matter raised by Councillors
and GMP as to whether any further speed surveys could be carried
out in a different location - Highways advised the previous surveys were located in two places on Milnrow Road chosen after consultation with
GMP. They also stated that due to
junctions, the location of driveways and lighting columns, further
surveys could not be moved to different locations and the surveys
would have to be taken in the same places.
Belfield Lane Pond drainage
previously raised concerns about possible unauthorised works to the
ponds in the area. The Council’s
Planning Department advised works had ceased and no further
development had taken place. Councillor
Ali had requested the matter be investigated again as he was
unhappy with the level of damage caused to the trees and water from
the springs at the ponds is still coming through. Update received from the Planning Department is
the Environment Agency have confirmed that
the work undertaken is not immediately adjoining or within 8m of
Stanney Brook which is a designated
‘main river’, and they also stated that with regards to
biodiversity the lodges have no local or wildlife designation, and
they do not hold any species records for this site. As a result of these conditions, it is unlikely
that there will be any further involvement from the Environment
Agency. In terms of the pond itself,
this could have been drained at any time without requiring planning
permission and without requiring consent from the Environment
Agency. No consent was needed for the
felling of the trees. Whilst planning
permission was required for the engineering operations that
occurred which culminated in the infilling of the pond, given the
situation there would be little merit in requiring any imported
material to be removed as the Local Planning Authority could not
require the pond to be reinstated, or for any planting to take
place to compensate for that which has been removed.
Albert Royds Street and Kingsway speeding
Previous concerns about
speeding vehicles could be addressed in the future by way of a
further speed survey.
This matter has been escalated to
Milnrow Road memorial site
clear-up has been undertaken.
Kingsway Retail Park
traffic filter light
matter has been escalated to Highways and Townships are awaiting a
Potholes have now been
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
Crime statistics were not available to be circulated
as the computer systems at GMP are in the process of being upgraded
and figures would not be a true representation. Comprehensive figures will be provided at the next
has recently been reported around the Newbold estate. A gang of youths has been causing problems with
fighting and vehicles being damaged.
A cannabis farm containing 40 plants was uncovered last week and
the area will be prioritised by Officers.
An increase in burglary and theft from motor vehicles near the
Broad Lane corner up to Oldham Road.
Intelligence is being gathered on a group of youths who have been
Aggressive beggars situated outside
Morrison’s have been noted as being displaced by the Town
Centre Wardens and GMP are working with the store’s security
to ensure their removal.
Organised Crime Team have made 15 arrests on raids, some from the
Newbold area, with 13 being charged and remanded to Court for
offences concerning child criminal exploitation.
Additional patrols of dedicated Officers monitoring anti-social
behaviour hotspots will be in force all summer and they will
address reports of off-road biking; residents provided some sites
to GMP including Croxton Avenue, Lock 49 tow path and Woodbine
Funding streams are now
available and residents are welcome to put forward
Crescent speed hump
asked for a speed hump on Rosefield
Crescent due to speeding vehicles.
Action 1: Townships to raise the matter with
Newbold Street ‘Keep Clear’
The ‘Keep Clear’ sign needs
Action 2: Townships to raise this request with
Croxton Loop ‘Give Way’ signs
The painting of the ‘Give Way’ signs
around the Croxton loop needs to be prioritised with
Action 3: Townships to escalate the matter to
Newbold Moss salt bin
bin required on Newbold Moss to be funded from Kingsway Ward
Action 4: Townships to contact Highways about the
installation of the salt bin
Rosefield Crescent pavement
Pavement repairs/reinstatement is required outside
Nos 5 – 11 Rosefield
Action 5: Townships to raise the issue with
Croxton Avenue No HGVs signage
A request for signage at the bottom of Croxton
Avenue to state ‘No HGVs’.
Action 6: Townships to raise this request with
Reservoir Street parking restrictions
raised that double parking on Reservoir
Street makes visibility for other drivers dangerous.
Action 7: Townships to escalate the matter to
Abandoned Morrison’s trolleys
trolleys are being abandoned all around the Newbold area.
Action 8: Townships to raise this issue with
Turf Hill Road flooding
Councillors noted that the recent
response to the flooding by the Council’s Departments was
very helpful and appreciated.
Action 9: Townships to forward this compliment to the
Director of Neighbourhoods
Robinson’s Common and Open
The outdoor gym equipment area
is now complete. A successful open day
event was held on 27 July 2019 with over 200 people in attendance.
A steering group is in the process of
being formed to arrange for a children’s play area to be
added to the site and representatives from the Newbold hub, the
children’s centre and housing associations will be invited to
Councillor Ali reported that complaints of children congregating
around streets in the area are down as a result of the new
equipment as kids are using the facilities. There are plans for more trees to be planted
around the site as a screen for the surrounding houses.
Next open day to be held on Tuesday 20 August 2019 at
Date and time of the next meeting
11 November 2019 at 6.30pm
Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road, Rochdale