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Introductions, Apologies and Code of Conduct PDF 15 KB
The Chair introduced him and officers present, and
welcomed all to the meeting. He
referred to the code of conduct and asked all to abide by the code
for the duration of the meeting.
Minutes from the last meeting and matters arising PDF 101 KB
The minutes of the previous meeting held
on Tuesday 12 December 2017 were approved as a correct
Edenfield Road Grit Bin
Thanks given to local Ward Councillors
for their purchase of grit bins at the locations of Edenfield Road and Bronte Close. The bin placed opposite St. Paul`s Church had been
well used during the recent bad weather.
Scout Moor Wind
A resident posed a question to the
Council’s Planning Department at the previous forum which was
escalated. No response has been
Residents previously advised a
bollard had been knocked over at the entrance to Woodhouse Lane and
needed resetting. This matter has been
the Chair to Phil Massey in arranging meetings to seek answers to
questions for members of the community.
Meeting arranged for
Saturday 31 March 2018 at 1pm in Norden
Old Library. Further information can be found at
Decision on the Heritage Green
is being determined by East Cheshire Council’s Planning
Department and it is due on 12 March 2018.
Residents previously reported
anti-social behaviour problems on Forsyth Street and this matter
has now been resolved. Thanks to all
Highways have arranged for their contractor to
infill the missing section of double yellow lines to deter vehicles
from parking by the end of this week, however, this is weather
The refresh of the remaining
road markings on Woodhouse Lane will take place this year.
There is currently a backlog of lining
works due to the wet weather, so at present, a definitive date for
these works cannot be given.
The Norden Arms &
request has been submitted to the Rochdale Township Action and
Resources Sub Committee on 13 March 2018 to introduce waiting
restrictions at the junction of Elmsfield Avenue and Edenfield Road. Highways are attempting to also include the
junction of Moorland Avenue and Edenfield Road.
Neighbourhood Forum Update
Rawsterne attended and advised Rooley
Moor Neighbourhood Forum had recently received a Heritage Lottery
grant along with partnership funding from the Council for an
initiative to record the history and heritage of the
area. A meeting to be held on Sunday 18
March at 3.30pm in Healey Dell Tearooms and Norden residents are welcome to attend.
No update is available on the
Greater Manchester Police
Apologies were received from N. Haille (GMP). Update
given via the Chair for the period 14 December 2017 to 6 March
Anti-social behaviour: 4
Burglary (residential dwelling): 14
Commercial burglary: 1
Theft from motor vehicle: 7
Theft of motor vehicle: 2
Operation Dragster: (28 January 2018) 2 motorcycles and 2
4x4’s were seized. 14 Section 56
warnings were issued.
Speed Operation: 11 automatic fines were generated.
PACT -Priorities agreed:
Residents discussed waiting times for response on
the 101 line. Residents urged to
persevere with the line. Councillor
Winkler advised it is possible to ‘live chat’ over the
GMP website. The Chair emphasised the
need for residents to ensure that incidents they see are properly
noted and a crime number given, where necessary. This action is very important in the era of
“intelligence led policing”.
Any issues/matters to be reported to the Police by
Councillor Holly gave
an update on the additional features of hopscotch, snakes and
ladders and also a dice spinner to the development, stating those
should be installed hopefully by the end of April. The knee-high fencing around the park to deter
vehicular access has now been completed.
woodyard Service Station (Planning Application)
A planning application submitted for an
extension of the opening hours to make it 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week was rejected recently and the owners are appealing the
decision. Ward Councillors have been
meeting with Planning Officers since their decision to gain further
information for local residents on the appeal’s
process. Anyone who has previously
submitted correspondence on the matter is advised that this will go
before the Inspector and no further action is required from them in
respect of this, they will also have been informed of this via a
letter. Anyone who did not submit
correspondence, who wishes to do so, can send it to the Planning
Inspectorate; details of which are on the Council’s website
under the planning section. The process
may take several months and residents were informed that the next
update will be the Inspector’s decision as there will not be
any public enquiry/meeting held about this matter.
Monies have recently been
granted from Township via the local Ward Councillors and also from
the Rochdale Township Clean & Green Priority Group to fund
fencing (to deter vehicular access) and also a contribution to
purchasing refuse bins for the park.
pole has recently been installed in Norden Memorial Gardens funded by Rochdale
Township’s Armed Forces Fund via local Ward
Councillors. A clean-up of the Memorial
Gardens will also be carried out.
grit bins have been installed at Bronte Close and Edenfield Road locations funded by local Ward
Redfearn Wood Barriers
Local Ward Councillors have addressed the
concerns raised by residents and stopped cars gaining access to an
open grassed area as an unauthorised cut-through. They have funded the installation of barriers to
prevent cars posing a danger to children and also damaging the
Norden Spring Clean-up
clean-up will be held on Saturday 10 March 2018 between 10am-12pm
at Jubilee Park, Norden.
Rochdale Harriers – 3 day
P. Roberts attended and
advised that the 3 day event will be held on 8, 9 and 10 June this
year. The event has gone from strength
to strength each year and thanks were given to Rochdale
Council’s J. Simpson, Footpaths Officer, for being
instrumental in restoring the right of way near the Millcroft Tea Gardens which is on the
route. The Chair thanked Mr Roberts and
his colleagues for their commitment to a great event which brings a
large number of visitors to the Village each year.
Operation Dragster and ASB/off-road biking on the
The Chair advised the forum of the recent joint
efforts by local Ward Councillors to install barriers to deter
unauthorised access to an entrance on Ashworth Valley. Discussion ensued regarding the recent social
media backlash to GMP’s Operation Dragster.
Mrs Pope from Rochdale and Bury Bridleways Association explained
her personal experiences of the dangers and difficulties whilst
riding her horse, when confronted with 4x4 vehicles approaching her
at speed over the moorland.
Irresponsible use of these vehicles had spooked her horse and she
and her mount had been very lucky to avoid serious
injury. It was suggested that
landowners also need to do their bit to tackle the rising problem
as GMP is experiencing increasing cuts to their budget. United Utilities assist the funding of Operation
Dragster as they have a vested interest in the land in the case of
the water supply getting contaminated/polluted.
The Chair thanked United Utilities for their continued commitment
to public safety on the Moors and urged the other landowners on the
Moors to follow the example set by them.
Hutchinson Road TRO/Restrictions
The TRO will be considered at the Rochdale Township Action and
Resources Sub Committee on 13 March 2018. Local Ward Councillors attempted to negotiate
changes for Ashbourne Street and modifications for the area near to
the Bridge Chip Shop. The Chair stated
there needs to be more of a dialogue with the Council’s
Highways Department. Forum members
expressed their disappointment that none of the modifications to
this TRO suggested at the December Forum are in the document before
the Rochdale Township Action and Resources Sub
Committee. A discussion took place and
a resident requested that the Forum vote on the following
“This Forum urges that TRO H60/1182 should be
withdrawn and be rejected by the relevant
Committees.” 12 of 17 attendees
voted in favour of the withdrawal of the Order.
School Lane adjacent to Scott House
bannister is now demolished with the wood being taken and poses a
risk to anyone using the steps.
Action: D. Lodwig (Public Realm Inspector) to enquire
with the Council’s Environmental Management Department.
Furbarn Lane – Swing gate at the
end of the kissing gate/tiger trap
The wall has
broken away and therefore could give unauthorised access to
motorbikes or cyclists.
Action: D. Lodwig (Public Realm Inspector) to enquire with the
Council’s Environmental Management Department.
A query was raised by
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Date and time of next meeting
Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 7.00pm
Norden Methodist Church, Edenfield Road, Norden