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Introductions and Apologies
The chair welcomed all to the meeting and
introductions took place.
Apologies were received from Councillor Kieran Heakin.
Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising PDF 67 KB
minutes of the last meeting were approved as a true record.
No matters arising.
Councillors mutually agreed to cap the grant award level at
£2,500 for applications.
Grant applications PDF 1 MB
Application CG/03/17 The Growth
Project Kellett Street Allotments
An application was
submitted from ‘The Growth
Project’ which is located and undertakes its activities at
Kellett Street, Rochdale. This is a council allotment site rented over an
acre of land. The project has been
running for eight years and works with people who suffer from both
mental and physical health issues. The
Growth Project delivers a range of activities using green spaces,
gardening, horticulture and plants to help individuals develop both
physically and mentally.
Members were informed The Growth Project has in recent
months been the target of thieves; the damage caused at the
allotments has included stealing vegetable plants and the breaking
into one of the sheds repeatedly. The
Growth Project grant application is for a second hand steel
container to securely store all their clients’ personal
information, first aid kits, personal protective equipment,
refreshments, risk assessments, bird food and other ancillary
equipment. The approximate cost of a
second hand container is £2,250.
Decision: Members agreed to support this
application with an amount of
CG/04/17 Denehurst Park benches and
An application was submitted
from Environmental Management on behalf of Friends of
Denehurst Park. Members
were informed Denehurst Park has been transformed over the past
year from a once underutilised green open space into a fully
accessible area where people can walk around the entire park with
ease after the creation of new paths.
Members were informed the park has no formal seating in the open
areas of the park and new litter bins are required to replace
existing bins that are broken, burnt out and prone to
vandalism. The application is for four
benches and four litter bins that conform to the Council standard
suitable for a traditional park. The
total cost of the benches and bins including installation is
£3,520 and the grant required is
Members agreed to support the application with an amount of
£2,050 and Councillor Cocks agreed a contribution from her
Member’s Fund of £750 to support this application as
Denehurst Park is within her ward.
Members Clean & Green Issues
identified six clean-ups required within their wards to be raised
with Environmental Management/Clean & Green Team.
All Members praised the efforts of the Clean & Green Team,
litter pickers and response times of Environmental Management in
dealing with matters escalated.
Date and time of next meeting
Thursday 7 December 2017 at 5pm
Thursday 22 March 2018 at 5pm