Agenda and minutes

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Introductions and Apologies

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Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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Grant applications pdf icon PDF 1 MB

    Minutes:

    Application CG/03/17 The Growth Project Kellett Street Allotments Container
    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 £2,250.

    Application CG/04/17 Denehurst Park benches and bins
    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 £2,800.
    Decision: 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.

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Members Clean & Green Issues

    Minutes:

    Members 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.

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Date and time of next meeting