Agenda item

Open Forum

Minutes:

Street lighting issue on Upper Hayes Close
A resident raised again the matter of inadequate lighting on Upper Hayes Close that needed to be addressed by Eon.  Two burglaries at the back-to-back flats have occurred allegedly due to the lighting being so poor.
Action 1: Escalate issue to Eon to contact the resident direct about their concerns.

Street lighting issue on Rosefield Crescent
A resident reported there are pockets of darkness and very poor lighting on Rosefield Crescent which is resulting in anti-social behaviour issues with kids loitering.  A site visit has been requested from an Eon officer in the evening to assess it.
Action 2: Escalate issue to Eon to contact the resident direct about their concerns.

Newbold Street and Newbold Hall Drive parking on pavements
A resident reported the problem of cars parking on pavements on Newbold Street and Newbold Hall Drive and they requested that GMP increased their enforcement in these areas.
Action 3: Escalate issue to GMP.

Weston Avenue/junction of Broad Lane – cars parked on both sides of road and visibility is restricted (no lineage)
A resident raised the issue of cars parking on pavements on both sides of the road on Weston Avenue/junction of Broad Laneand requested that GMP increased their enforcement in these areas.  A request was made for double yellow lines.
Action 4: Escalate issue to GMP and the Council’s Highways Department.

Newbold Street completion of lineage
Residents at the forum unanimously requested a specific date for the completion of the lineage works from Balfour Beatty via the Council’s Highways Department.
Action 5: Escalate issue to the Council’s Highways Department.

Jubilee Park fly tipping
A request made by members of the forum for fly tipping issues in Jubilee Park to be addressed.  Councillors Brosnan and Ali will also speak to Environmental Management.
Action 6: Escalate request to the Council’s Environmental Management.

Belfield Lane fly tipping

A request made by members of the forum for fly tipping issues on Belfield Lane to be addressed.
Action 7: Escalate request to the Council’s Environmental Management.

Update report/stats requested – incidences of fines issued/prosecutions for fly tipping
A request made by local Ward Councillors for information on incidences of fines issued/prosecutions for fly tipping in order to update the forum.
Action 8: Escalate request to the Council’s Environmental Management.

Weston Avenue missed bin collections
Residents at 56 and 58 Weston Avenue are experiencing missed bin collections on a weekly basis.
Action 9: Escalate issue to the Council’s Environmental Management.

Weston Avenue/junction Stiups Lane grit bin request
Residents requested the installation of a grit bin at the junction of Weston Avenue and Stiups Lane (previously requested by Councillor Brosnan).
Action 10: Escalate request to Highways Department.

Top of Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss grit bin request
Residents requested the installation of a grit bin at the top of Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss.
Action 11: Escalate request to Highways Department.

Albert Royds Street Fire Site – hours of demolition works and noise
Residents complained that the hours of operation in the demolition works being undertaken are commencing early (before 7am) and continuing until after 6pm and are exceptionally noisy.
Action 12: Escalate concerns to Environmental Health Department.

Medina Mosque
Representatives from The Medina Mosque attending the forum advised of anti-social behaviour issues at the mosque involving local children running in and out of the building, causing alarm and disturbance and stealing people’s shoes.
Action 13: Escalate issue to GMP and the Council’s Community Safety/Cohesion Department.

Burglaries and car crimes increase across the ward
Councillors have raised their concerns about this matter with GMP and also at Rochdale Township Committee.  Residents expressed their dismay at the waiting times in attempts to try and get through on the Police’s 101 telephone line, stating it is ineffective.

Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss burglaries
Residents spoke of a spate of burglaries in the Croxton Avenue/Newbold Moss area and urged residents to inform elderly family/friends to keep windows and doors locked and be aware.  GMP has been more visible in the area since the reports.