Venue: Kirkholt Community Church, Daventry Road, Rochdale OL11 2HZ. View directions
Contact: Katie Moore - Tel. 01706 924770
Introductions and Code of Conduct PDF 23 KB
The chair introduced himself to the meeting and
thanked everyone for attending. 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.
PACT Meeting - Greater Manchester Police
chair advised that due to availability the police were unable to
attend, however, a written response was provided by Rachel Holland
(PCSO) in advance of the meeting:
(taken for past 3 months
compared to last year)
Burglary: Slight increase by 11%
Burglary other (business premises): Down by 25%
Theft from motor vehicles : No change
Theft of motor vehicles : Down by 60%
Damage : Slight increase of 7%
ASB: Down by 23%
There has been 1 hate incident in the last 3 months but this was
low level ASB.
On the 1 August PCSOs ran a crime mystery day at Balderstone Library. A
crime scene was set up and the kids got chance to help solve the
crime by taking finger prints, foot prints, looking for evidence
and helping to read statements. This
narrowed down to a suspect which they all got right. After this activity they tried on equipment and
uniforms and got to sit in the police car. The turnout was FANTASTIC with over 35
children!!!!! The event is going to be
rolled out to local schools over the next few months.
In August there was a warrant on Daventry Road where Class A and B
drugs were found. A male was arrested
and has since been charged for the offences.
In October PCSO Holland has arranged to visit Sandbrook School and do talks with all the classes
around stranger danger and staying safe. With the older ones there will be talks re: staying
safe on the internet and chat rooms.
Partners And Communities Together meetings used to be held every
month, however, GMP were struggling to get new faces to the group
and some months to think of priorities. The PACT meetings will now be held at this
community meeting as this gives more residents the chance to
express concerns and pick 3 priorities to pursue. Progress will be reported back to the next
community meeting and discussions held about what has been
It was suggested that this meeting could pick three priorities for
this quarter and send them to PCSO Holland. The meeting discussed this and agreed on the
Burglary (reinforce keeping properties safe and
secure as will be coming into Christmas season the next community
Speeding of vehicles (identified through
consultation for Kirkholt Million,
children stated that they were scared of speeding
Action 1: Send PACT Priorities to PCSO Holland
Discussions were held on how the
PACT meetings are being advertised. It
was agreed that they would be added to the new posters that have
been produced to advertise the community meeting.
Action 2: Include PACT meeting to poster and consult
with PCSO Holland on the advertisement of the PACT meetings (Katie
were unable to attend the meeting, but have advised they would
attend the next meeting to provide an update on the development of
Steve Lett provided a
short presentation which gave an outline of the
EE002 - Waste
Services Review consultation. Members
of the public are being invited to read and submit their views to
the Council on their saving plans. More
information can be found on the Council’s website or
alternatively you can also leave your comments in person at
customer service centres across the borough. The meeting discussed the review and suggested the
Use stickers on bins to indicate what
should go in the bins.
Need more clarity on what should go in
Agree with the statement of families not
being able to cope with smaller bins.
A resident stated that their brown bin had not being
collected. It was advised to report the issue to the contact
The steering group have
completed consulting local people on the top 10 things that have
been identified as being important to the community. Over 100 responses were received. The group are currently identifying a vision
statement, otherwise referred to as the dream. The vision statement will focus on what the
community hope to see in relation to the development of
Kirkholt in 10 years time. This will feature in a two year strategy which will
include 4/5 projects which could be achieved in the first two years
of the Kirkholt Million project.
It was agreed to provide an update at the next community
Action 3: Kirkholt Million
to be included as an agenda item for December’s meeting
Minutes of last meeting and matters arising PDF 75 KB
minutes of the previous meeting of 3 June 2014 were approved as a
Letter of thanks to the
family of Mr Batley
passing of Mr Batley, a letter of condolence and thanks was sent to
Environmental Management Service issues
confirmed that the matters raised at the last meeting were dealt
with by Environmental Management.
This item was added to
the agenda and an update was provided.
Advertisement of good news stories
advised that there is facility through the Council’s newsroom
page which could allow for the advertisement of good news stories
in the area. The Council does have
social media facilities such as Facebook and Twitter which could be
used. It was advised to get in contact
Amendments to previous minutes
The minutes of
the last meeting have been amended.
Drinking cans - GP surgery
Steve stated that
he had been on site and saw no evidence of it. If this occurs again it is advised to contact
Renaming of the area forum
The area forum will
now be referred to as the Balderstone
and Kirkholt Community Meeting. Posters have been produced and sent to two
churches, GP surgery at The Strand and Balderstone Library.
were discussions on how to publicise the meetings. It was suggested that RBH carry out a Christmas
mail out and wondered whether something could be included about the
community meeting. Ann Hunt from
Guinness Northern Counties agreed that she could look to include it
in their mail out in addition to advertising good news stories in
the area. There are currently 64
properties managed by Guinness Northern Counties.
Action 4: Katie to liaise with RBH (Katie
A resident enquired about an article they had read about the
introduction of 20mph zones in all residential streets in Rochdale.
To confirm this was raised at the last
Rochdale Township Committee with a suggestion to introduce this.
At the Rochdale Township Committee
meeting on 10 September 2014 it was agreed that a report will be
presented to the next meeting of Rochdale Township on 5 November
2014, detailing all pertinent issues, including costs, associated
with introducing 20mph speed limits in all residential areas in the
A question was raised as to
whether dog fouling was considered to be a criminal offence. Steve
Lett advised that the local authority
issues letters to individuals or to people living in the areas where there is a problem. It can lead to a fine of up to £50.
Drugs use reporting
There was a discussion
around incidents where people have smelt marijuana e.g. coming from
cars/properties. It was advised to contact the police on the 101
Christmas Switch On Event
A short discussion
was had about this year’s installation of a Christmas tree
and light switch on ceremony. Katie
advised that this would need a group of volunteers to organise it
and also an events application would need to be submitted.
Councillor Nickson suggested that all the churches could be
Date and time of next meeting
9 December 2014, 6.30pm-8.30pm, St Mary’s (Balderstone) Church, Oldham Road,