Venue: Langley Sure Start Children's Centre, Windermere Road, Langley, Middleton, Manchester M24 4LA
Contact: Lauren Mason - Tel: 01706 923124
Welcome and Introductions
Introductions took place.
Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising
minutes of the last meeting were agreed as a true and accurate
Councillor Burke advised that the remaining section of fencing
missing from the perimeter of Bowlee
will be installed over the coming weeks. This is the final piece of the jigsaw and it
should reduce the number of off road bikes accessing the
area. Residents advised that there is a
gate broken at the access at the end of Windermere
Road. It was agreed that Lauren would
raise this issue with Environmental Management and request a
Residents advised that they have witnessed off road bikes accessing
Bowlee from Rowrah Crescent, and it is thought that the bikes
may be stored in this area. PC
Ockwell stated that if there is any
information regarding where bikes are stored, this can be passed to
GMP anonymously and GMP will visit and confiscate/remove the bikes
Crime Statistics and Update
Ockwell advised that due to an issue
with the system used to provide crime statistics, earlier today, he
hadn’t been able to print off the information to bring to the
meeting. Apologies were
Parking on grass
A discussion took place regarding
an ongoing programme of works being undertaken in relation to grass
verges. Some of the works will include
the repair of verges and where appropriate/funding is available the
removal of verges to create additional parking provision.
Councillor Burke advised that given the
number of verges in the ward, this scheme could take many years and
it was unlikely to be able to cover all areas where verges create
issues. Another scheme which has been
undertaken in this area is the installation of knee rail fencing to
stop people parking on verges. This
type of scheme has been successful on roads such as Wood Street,
where due to the school, parents and
carers were parking on and damaging the existing verges.
Councillor Burke advised that a request for funds to install
additional knee rail fencing on Bowness Road and additional fencing
on Wood Street will be considered at the Middleton Devolved Funding
& Devolved Services Sub Committee next week.
Residents raised concerns about the double parking at the corner of
Bowness Road and Windermere Road which has churned up the grass
verge. PC Ockwell advised that he will visit and speak with
residents regarding this issue. Residents queried if parking bays could be provided
at this location involving the removal of the grass
verge. Agreed that this location can be
added to the list of ‘problematic areas’, but there is
no guarantee of funding being available. It was agreed that Lauren will raise their
concerns with the Parking Enforcement Team and ask if Traffic
Enforcement Officers can visit the estate to issue Penalty Charge
Notices where appropriate.
Concerns were raised regarding an
increase in fly tipping on the estate, and residents were advised
that any fly tipping must be reported.
PACT Policing Priorities
Off road bikes
Any Other Business
Residents queried what the current status is on Saxonside and they were advised by Councillor Burke
that various meetings have taken place with the owners, but
unfortunately this is now going through the Court process and a CPO
may be considered at some point in the future.
Alison and Aimee from Riverside Housing Association advised that
ASB and neighbour disputes have been fairly low. The biggest issue is fly tipping which as discussed
previously all residents are asked to report so it can be removed
by Riverside Housing Association or Rochdale Council depending on
Date of next meeting
To be advised.
All meetings will be held at Langley Sure Start Children’s
Centre, Windermere Road, Langley,
Middleton M24 4LA commencing at 6.30pm.