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 68 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the
followingupdates were provided.
Croxton Avenue No HGVs
A request for signage
at the bottom of Croxton Avenue to
state ‘No HGVs’ is still not installed.
Action 1: This sign has been on order with the
Council’s Highways Department and Townships will chase this
matter up again.
Weston Avenue speeding vehicles
Residents reported that
vehicles are regularly speeding on the approach to Broad Lane from
both Weston Avenue and Stiups
Lane. Townships have escalated the
matter with GMP who carried out a speed operation on Broad
Croxton Avenue – Truck parked on
corner causing visibility issues
A resident requested GMP
speak to the driver of a delivery truck regularly parked on the
corner of Croxton Avenue/Higher Wheat
Lane causing an obstruction.
raised the matter with GMP and residents reported the issue
is now resolved.
Street lighting issues
Residents advised street
lights were continually switched on at Higher Wheat End and also on
Tollgate Way and also a street light on Elder Street was out.
Townships contacted the
Street Lighting Department who have now resolved all
Royds Street - Refuse bins and rubbish
It was previously reported that refuse bins
and rubbish are being left out regularly between 101-113
Royds Street. Environmental
Management inspected and cleared the area of concern.
Sandfield Road and Moss Mill Street
– Contaminated bins and infestation of
Residents previously reported issues concerning
contaminated bins and evidence of rats and syringes in the
alleyway. Environmental Management
inspected and cleared the area of concern.
Woodbine Street/Oldham Road (near Wellfield Surgery) - cars parking
on double yellow lines
It was requested previously at the
forum that this complaint be raised with Parking Services for
enforcement action. Parking Services
confirmed that parking contravention notices are regularly issued
in the area and CEO’s do patrol on a regular basis.
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 and who controls them. Townships escalated the matter with GMP who
carried out a speed operation on Broad Lane and they advised
residents at the forum that the overall control of all safety
cameras in the Rochdale Borough is the responsibility of Drive
Safe, the Greater Manchester Casualty Reduction
Community Speed Watch request on Milnrow Road
A resident requested a
community speed watch operation is carried out by GMP and residents
to assess the speeding on Milnrow
Road. GMP advised they will consider
this request and they are currently in the process of setting up
the ‘Newbold Partners Meeting’ whereby the matter can
be discussed along with other areas of concern.
Royds Street West littering in
Rubbish was reported in the alleyway to the rear
of Royds Street West and around a bin.
Environmental Management inspected and
cleared the area.
Woodbine Street East Car Park drug dealing
view the full minutes text for item 2.
Greater Manchester Police - PACT meeting
Sgt. Walsh gave the
update and he apologised for not being able to produce the crime
statistical figures for the ward due to the new Police computer
systems still experiencing problems.
He stated that residential burglaries had recently occurred around
the Buersil area and they were still experiencing reports of
beggars at Morrison’s to which GMP advised they were
providing as much help and support as they could deliver to all
affected parties concerned.
Councillors and residents raised other matters regarding
anti-social behaviour noted within the ward to which GMP stated
they would visit the areas concerned and monitor
accordingly. GMP advised residents to
always note as much as possible when witnessing any instances of
drug dealing, ie descriptions of people involved and car
registrations and ring 101 or use the live chat facility on
Other queries raised were driving the wrong way on Prince Street,
to which GMP advised officers would up patrols in the area, and
also the indiscriminate parking encountered on Milnrow Road (and
the adjacent side streets) causing visibility issues for drivers.
GMP advised an officer will liaise with
the Council’s Parking Services Department to see if any more
steps can be taken to address the issue.
Kingsway Ward and
Members Funds are now fully spent as the Council reaches the close
of the current financial year. New
funding streams will become available late June 2020 after being
agreed at the first Township Committee which occurs after the local
elections in May 2020.
Field – Missing
Councillor Ali raised
the issue of open fencing at Burchall
Field again stating the area is attracting criminal activities to
be carried out on the land, ie drug
Action 2: Townships to raise the matter with the
Council’s Estates Department to see if they can get involved
in tackling the private owners of the land in question.
Council website – Inaccessible pages
A resident requested a complaint is raised with the
Council’s IT Department as the Council’s website, in
particular Council Tax section, is inaccessible.
Action 3: Townships to raise the matter with the
Council’s IT Department.
Milnrow Road and
Wood Street - bollards removed
resident raised a query about bollards which had been previously
sited at this junction and they had been removed in order to allow
works access when development was taking place at Wood
Street. These bollards have not been
put back and as a result an increase to the level of heavy traffic
has been noted. The request was could
they be reinstated? The Ward Fund has
been spent for this financial year with new funds available towards
the end of June 2020.
Road surface issues – Micro
Residents raised concerns about the use of this
type of road surfacing stating that it is not good enough as it is
ineffective over long periods of time and causes a lot of surface
grit to gather on the pavements.
updated the forum that residents affected by the recent
‘sinkhole’ situation at Woodlands View are being
supported by the Council’s Highway Department and they are
being updated continually on any support available to
them. The hole has now been
stabilised and it should not deteriorate any further. The Council’s contractor will now be removing
as much equipment as possible away and will securely fence the
location. The site will be regularly
monitored by the contractor and all affected parties kept up to
– Section 106 monies
Councillor Ali advised
that an amount of Section 106 monies has now been released and it
will be used to install a children’s play area at
Bulky Waste Amnesty
Ward Councillors have used
Township Funds to pay for a bulky waste amnesty for the Kingsway
ward. Leaflets have been distributed
and three dates are available to book on a first come, first served
basis on the Council’s website using the link
Date and time of the next meeting
8 June 2020 at 6.30pm
Newbold Baptist Church, Milnrow Road,