Agenda and minutes

Venue: Milnrow Cricket Club, Harbour Lane, Milnrow OL16 4HF. View directions

Contact: Tracey Knight - Tel No. 01706 922227 

Items
No. Item

1.

Introductions, Apologies and Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 80 KB

2.

PACT - Greater Manchester Police

    Minutes:

    Updates were provided.

    101
    101 is a national number with an average call time of less than 4 minutes.  Some calls made to this number should be redirected to other agencies which would speed up answering times during busy periods.

    Indiscriminate parking
    Parked vehicles causing an obstruction is a problem across the borough.  If there is a persistent problem, GMP can send out warning letters if provided with the vehicle particulars and details of the issue and photographs.

    Crime reduction
    There has been a reduction in crime over the last quarter; people are more security conscious and are being more proactive which is having a positive effect on the number of reported incidents.  The issues around the Metrolink have improved; no further issues have been raised.

    Off Road Bikes
    Incidents can now be reported via the GMP website found using this link
    Greater Manchester Police or searching GMP Off Road Bikes.

    Water Lane
    It was reported that gangs of youths are congregating, some of them in cars, on Water Lane and possibly drinking alcohol.  Glyn advised he will ask his officers to visit.
    Action 1: GMP to visit to determine if any offences are being committed (Sgt Martin)

    Broomfield Terrace parking issues
    A resident reported that there are a number of cars that park on the pavements causing obstructions in this area.  A discussion took place regarding this issue and residents were advised to send photos to Sgt Martin.  They were also advised not to confront people and to be cautious in these situations.

    Smoking drugs
    It was reported that vehicles parked up on Heatley Road had a strong cannabis odour coming from them.  Some details were provided to Sgt Martin.  Other residents reported that this also happens at the back of Rochdale Road and Larchway, Firgrove.  Residents were advised to email Sgt Martin with the full details including date, time, vehicle registrations, etc.

    Crime Figures:


    Milnrow & Newhey

     

    June 2017

    July 2017

    August 2017

    Vehicle crime

    1

    0

    1

    Domestic burglary

    8

    5

    3

    Theft from person

    0

    0

    0

    Theft from dwelling

    0

    0

    1

    Theft cycles

    0

    0

    0

    Theft from vehicle

    8

    2

    3

    Shoplifting

    0

    1

    1

    Arson

    0

    1

    0

    Criminal damage

    7

    7

    10

    ASB

    12

    7

    15

     

    Firgrove

     

    June 2017

    July 2017

    August 2017

    Vehicle crime

    2

    0

    1

    Domestic burglary

    1

    2

    2

    Theft from person

    0

    0

    1

    Theft from dwelling

    0

    1

    0

    Theft cycles

    0

    1

    1

    Theft from vehicle

    3

    2

    6

    Shoplifting

    1

    1

    1

    Arson

    0

    0

    0

    Criminal damage

    2

    3

    6

    ASB

    7

    5

    8

     

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting and matters arising pdf icon PDF 77 KB

    Minutes:

    The minutes of the last meeting were accepted as a true record apart from the following correction, the issue regarding the ice cream van was clarified and Councillor Davidson will pass on the vendor’s contact details to Sgt Martin.

    The following action updates were given.

    Road surface of Weir Road
    It was reported that the road defects have been marked; the contractor has been a few times but only carries out one repair each time.
    Action 2: Report this to Highways and request timescale for completion of repairs (Tracey Knight)

    Motorway fencing
    The missing fence at the rear of Water Lane has still not been replaced.
    Action 3: Report again to Environmental Management Officers (Tracey Knight)

4.

Open Forum

    Minutes:

    Birchinley Farm plans
    A resident expressed concern regarding possible plans for 140 dwellings.  The resident was advised to raise his objections via the Rochdale Council website.

    Local bus service
    Manchester Community Transport now run the service and frequency may be increased if the demand is there.

    Environment issues at rear of Rochdale Road
    A resident reported a number of environmental issues still ongoing at this location.
    Action 4: Arrange a site meeting with the resident and Environment Officers (Tracey Knight)

    Councillor attendance at meetings
    A discussion took place regarding the Smallbridge and Firgrove Councillors not attending these meetings.

    Action 5: Pass on the concerns of the residents to the Smallbridge & Firgrove Ward Councillors (Tracey Knight)

    Air pollution in Firgrove
    A resident asked whether the Council ever took any action regarding a strong chemical smell in the Firgrove area.
    Action 6: Request update from Public Protection (Tracey Knight)

    Ragwort complaint
    A resident made a complaint about the information he has been given previously from Rochdale Council Officers regarding Ragwort that is on Council land that is encroaching onto his grazing land.
    Action 7: Report to Environmental Management and request an Officer contacts the resident (Tracey Knight)

5.

Milnrow Clock Update

    Minutes:

    Councillor Davidson advised that the Friends of Milnrow Clock are proposing that they come under the umbrella of MoorEnd Development Trust.  This action will allow them to be part of their framework under their governance, which will mean they have more opportunities of accessing funding.
    Action 8: Forward the Milnrow Clock proposal report to Tracey for circulation (Councillor Davidson)

6.

Any Other Business

7.

Future Meeting Dates

    Minutes:

    18 January 2018
    26 April 2018

    Police contact details:

    Rochdale East
    Tel                   0161 856 8549
    Email              
    rochdaleeast@gmp.police.uk
    Facebook        GMPRochdaleEast
    Twitter             @gmprochdaleeast
    Crimestoppers 0800 555 111
    www.crimestoppers-uk.org
    Police non-emergency calls 101
    Emergency calls 999

    Sgt Glyn Martin
    Mobile: 07393 009233
    Email:
    glyn.martin@gmp.police.uk