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 67 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the following
updates were provided.
Crescent speed hump
made a request for an additional speed hump on Rosefield Crescent due to speeding vehicles.
Townships raised the matter with
Highways who advised that speed restrictions are not just simply
placed on a road. Speed surveys and
assessments are firstly carried out and if necessary a full traffic
regulation order would have to be funded and implemented which
includes consultation with residents. This request is not currently being pursued.
Newbold Street ‘Keep Clear’ sign
A request was
previously made for the ‘Keep Clear’ sign to be
repainted. This matter has been raised
with Highways who advised it has been added to the list.
Croxton Loop ‘Give Way’
A request made for the
painting of the ‘Give Way’ signs around the
Croxton loop to be prioritised with
Highways. Townships were advised they
have been added to the list and the signs should be painted after
any resurfacing to the road has been undertaken first.
Newbold Moss salt bin request
new salt bin has been installed on Newbold Moss funded from
Kingsway Ward Fund.
Rosefield Crescent pavement
Pavement repairs/reinstatement was requested
outside Nos 5 – 11 Rosefield
Crescent. These repairs have been
Croxton Avenue No HGVs
A request for signage
at the bottom of Croxton Avenue to
state ‘No HGVs’ was previously requested. This sign has been ordered and Townships will chase
this matter up again.
Reservoir Street parking restrictions
previously raised that double parking on Reservoir Street is
dangerous as it is obstructing drivers’ visibility.
Townships raised this matter with
Highways, however, it was decided by local Ward Councillors not to
proceed with a traffic regulation order for double yellow lines at
this present time.
Abandoned Morrison’s trolleys
Residents had reported
trolleys were being abandoned all around the Newbold
area. The Community Safety Officer has
raised this matter with the Store Manager.
Turf Hill Road flooding compliment
Councillors noted that
the recent response to the flooding by the Council’s
Departments was very helpful and appreciated. This feedback was forwarded to the Head of
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
Funding streams are
still available and residents are always welcome to put forward any
Weston Avenue speeding
Residents reported that
vehicles are regularly speeding on the approach to Broad Lane from
both Weston Avenue and Stiups
Lane. They made a suggestion to make
Stiups Lane a one way road and place
double yellow lines at the corners due to visibility being poor
when entering/exiting junctions.
Action 1: Townships to raise the issue with
both GMP and Highways
– Truck parked on corner causing visibility
A resident requested that GMP speak
to the driver of a delivery truck which is regularly parked on the
corner of Croxton Avenue/Higher Wheat
Lane and causes an obstruction.
Action 2: Townships to
raise the matter with GMP and seek assistance.
Street lighting issues
advised there were street lights continually switched on at Higher
Wheat End and also on Tollgate Way. It
was also noted that a street light (No 2) on Elder Street is out
and requires repair.
Action 3: Township to
report these matters to the Street Lighting Department.
Royds Street (between 101-113) - Refuse bins and rubbish
It was reported that refuse bins and rubbish
are being left out regularly between 101-113 Royds Street.
Action 4: Townships to
request Environmental Management to inspect the area of
Sandfield Road and Moss Mill Street
– Contaminated bins and infestation of
ongoing issues concerning contaminated bins and evidence of rats
and syringes in the alleyway. The
matter had already been escalated to the appropriate departments
prior to the forum and will be monitored for an appropriate
Action 5: Townships to chase Environmental Management
and Environmental Health for updates.
Woodbine Street/Oldham Road (near Wellfield Surgery) - cars parking
on double yellow lines
It was requested that this
complaint be raised with Parking Services for enforcement
Action 6: Townships to raise the matter with Parking
Oldham Road/Broad Lane/Albert Royds
Residents advised speeding had again been
witnessed on Oldham Road/Broad Lane areas. It had also been witnessed on Albert Royds Street and a question posed regarding the
traffic light cameras as to how often are they working and
monitoring the traffic as many motorists had witnessed red light
Action 7: Townships to raise the matter with GMP.
Community Speed Watch request on Milnrow Road
resident requested a community speed watch operation is carried out
between GMP and some residents to assess the speeding on
Action 8: Townships to raise the matter with GMP
Royds Street West littering in
Rubbish was reported in the alleyway to the rear
of Royds Street West and around a
Action 9: Townships to request Environmental Management
to inspect the area of concern.
Woodbine Street East Car Park drug dealing
drug dealing on Woodbine Street East Car Park was raised by a
Action 10: Townships to raise the matter with
Footpath at Lowerplace School from
Kingsway to Charter Street
A resident commented on the
closure of a footpath. This matter had
previously been ... view the
full minutes text for item 5.
residents about the funding which had been approved for the speed
restrictions on Woodbine Street East and their visit to JD Sports
at Kingsway regarding workers’ rights and hours. There has also been progress on the Newbold Hub
and Youth Centre.
The Council’s Highways Department had recently completed a
‘planned day of action’ walk around in all wards
whereby officers and some Councillors had walked the streets and
assessed any needs in terms of potholes and patch repairs.
Residents discussed the level of alleged drug dealing in the ward
and commented that there had been a deterioration of attitudes
amongst some local youths.
The public were advised to report any littering or fly tipping
immediately so the Council can remove it.
Date and time of the next meeting
2 March 2020 at 6.30pm
Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road,