Agenda and minutes

Venue: Langley Sure Start Children's Centre, Windermere Road, Langley, Middleton, Manchester M24 4LA

Contact: Lauren Mason - Tel: 01706 923124 

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Welcome and Introductions


Minutes of the last meeting and matters arising


    The minutes of the last meeting were agreed as a true and accurate record.

    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 repair.

    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 where appropriate.


Crime Statistics and Update


Residents Issues


    Parking on grass verges
    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.

    Fly tipping
    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


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 its location.


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