Venue: St Mary's (Balderstone) Church, Oldham Road, Rochdale OL11 2HB. View directions
Contact: Katie Moore - Tel. 01706 924770
Introductions and Code of Conduct PDF 23 KB
The chair introduced himself to the forum 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
(taken for past 3 months compared to last year)
Burglary: Slight increase by 35%
Burglary other (business premises): Down by 50%
Theft from motor vehicles: Down by 7%
Theft of motor vehicles: No change
Criminal Damage: Down by 56%
ASB: Down by 37%
Crime: Down by 100%
Seven warrants were made over Sept-Nov.
Some cannabis farms were found and small amounts of cannabis for
personal use. GMP is working with RBH, sending out warnings to
those involved due to breaching their tenancy agreement.
PCSO Dewhurst provided an overview of operations and events that
have/are taking place. He advised of
Operation Dark Nights and Operation Bauble
providing advice and safety resources/equipment to assist in
keeping properties safe. Window alarms were distributed. Resident
were invited to contact Katie should
further alarms be needed. Light timers are also available.
Residents were also reminded not to leave cars running when
defrosting and leaving them unoccupied.
Advice was given on keeping safe on the internet. Criminals are
increasingly relying on the internet to defraud people or steal
their identities, and there are lots of scams circulating which use
email and social networks, were criminals will ask for your
personal information, bank or credit card numbers, or online login
details. For more information on how to stay safe online visit
PACT priorities agreed in
Daventry Road Flats- to address ASB
was raised about speeding traffic and not keeping within the 20mph
limit. Areas to note include Daventry Road, The Strand, Hilltop
Drive and Hartley Lane.
Action 1: Obtain highways statistics on effectiveness
of illuminated 20mph signs around the Kirkholt estate (Katie Moore).
Action 2: Contact bus company and taxi
firm to ask to be mindful of speed limit (GMP & Katie
The Youth Service and GMP are both tackling problems
with ASB at the flats on Daventry Road. It was agreed for letters
to be sent to tenants to remind them of their responsibilities in
ensuring the safety doors are used properly and to not let people
in the flats via the buzzer if they do not know who they
Action 3: Carry out letter drop at flats on Daventry
RBH – The Strand
Peel Energy/Scout Moor Wind Farm Proposals
Peel Energy/Scout Moor Wind Farm
A representative from Peel Energy Ltd attended to give
details of the proposed expansion to Scout Moor Wind Farm. After
giving some of the background around the business of Peel Holdings,
he explained that the original expansion was to consist of an
additional 26 turbines and that this would have been decided at a
national level. Following consultation the plans now consist of an
additional 16 turbines of up to 115m high, and this plan will be
decided by both Rochdale and Rossendale Councils. Further details
can be obtained on the website http://www.scoutmoorwindfarm.co.uk/.
The forum heard a presentation
from RBH who provided an update on the works around the Strand.
Plans are being drawn up and finalised for a new community
building; with ideas to host a community cafe, shops, skill
development spaces and community rooms to rent for events and
parties. It is hoped there will be a resident and community
consultation event in January- details are to be
Following feedback, there was a general feeling that the
retailers currently on The Strand are not being kept informed or
consulted on the development works. It was advised that the
retailers can go to the drop in centre anytime should they want
further information. It was agreed that it would be made a priority
for a representative of RBH to visit each retailer before Christmas
and address and concerns they may have.
Action 4: RBH to visit every retailer on The Strand
before the Christmas break (RBH).
highlighted there had been concerns about using the community space
effectively however new proposals have been put forward allowing
more flexibility for the use of the facilities. Thanks was given to RBH for listening to what people
said and responding.
Based on the
consultation feedback, a community plan has been created and this
is being checked by the central body. The plan will be presented to
the wider community once it has been checked and agreed. Work will
start after Christmas and the group are looking for people to get
Minutes of last meeting and matters arising PDF 80 KB
minutes of the previous meeting were approved as a true
Send PACT Priorities to PCSO Holland
priorities were sent to PCSO Holland. Updates were provided earlier
in the meeting.
Include PACT meeting to
poster and consult with PCSO Holland on the advertisement of the
meeting included onto poster and have liaised with
PCSO Holland about
communication channels to increase attendance.
Kirkholt Million to
be included as an agenda item for December’s
Item was added to the
Katie to liaise with RBH re: advertising Community
The poster was sent to
RBH. They have said they are able to promote the meetings through
their drop in centre in Kirkholt and
via their newsletter.
discussion was had about continuing to promote the community
meeting. Kirkholt Million will be
included as an agenda item at the next meeting.
Councillor Nickson advised on some
of the work/initiatives she has been involved in. This included
Public Service Reform. Councillor Nickson recently attended a multi-agency meeting to
look at ways of improving the delivery of services. In addition to
this, work is being undertaken to look at addressing issues of
unemployment, educational and training needs/attainment amongst
young people in the ward. One of the main ideas is support early
intervention work and identifying appropriate levels and ages where
this is going to be most effective.
Date and time of next meeting
Balderstone and Kirkholt Community
Tuesday, 10th March, 2015 6.30 pm