Agenda item

Minutes from the last meeting/updates


The minutes of the previous meeting were agreed and the followingupdates were provided.

Croxton Avenue No HGVs signage
A request for signage at the bottom of Croxton Avenue to state ‘No HGVs’ is still not installed.
Action 1: This sign has been on order with the Council’s Highways Department and Townships will chase this matter up again.

Weston Avenue speeding vehicles
Residents reported that vehicles are regularly speeding on the approach to Broad Lane from both Weston Avenue and Stiups Lane.  Townships have escalated the matter with GMP who carried out a speed operation on Broad Lane.

Croxton Avenue – Truck parked on corner causing visibility issues
A resident requested GMP speak to the driver of a delivery truck regularly parked on the corner of Croxton Avenue/Higher Wheat Lane causing an obstruction.  Townships raised the matter with GMP and residents reported the issue is now resolved.

Street lighting issues
Residents advised street lights were continually switched on at Higher Wheat End and also on Tollgate Way and also a street light on Elder Street was out.  Townships contacted the Street Lighting Department who have now resolved all matters.

Royds Street - Refuse bins and rubbish issues
It was previously reported that refuse bins and rubbish are being left out regularly between 101-113 Royds Street.  Environmental Management inspected and cleared the area of concern.

Sandfield Road and Moss Mill Street – Contaminated bins and infestation of alleyway
Residents previously reported issues concerning contaminated bins and evidence of rats and syringes in the alleyway.  Environmental Management inspected and cleared the area of concern.

Woodbine Street/Oldham Road (near Wellfield Surgery) - cars parking on double yellow lines
It was requested previously at the forum that this complaint be raised with Parking Services for enforcement action.  Parking Services confirmed that parking contravention notices are regularly issued in the area and CEO’s do patrol on a regular basis.

Oldham Road/Broad Lane/Albert Royds Street speeding
Residents advised speeding had again been witnessed on Oldham Road/Broad Lane areas.  It had also been witnessed on Albert Royds Street and a question posed regarding the traffic light cameras and who controls them.  Townships escalated the matter with GMP who carried out a speed operation on Broad Lane and they advised residents at the forum that the overall control of all safety cameras in the Rochdale Borough is the responsibility of Drive Safe, the Greater Manchester Casualty Reduction Partnership.

Community Speed Watch request on Milnrow Road
A resident requested a community speed watch operation is carried out by GMP and residents to assess the speeding on Milnrow Road.  GMP advised they will consider this request and they are currently in the process of setting up the ‘Newbold Partners Meeting’ whereby the matter can be discussed along with other areas of concern.

Royds Street West littering in alleyway
Rubbish was reported in the alleyway to the rear of Royds Street West and around a bin.  Environmental Management inspected and cleared the area.

Woodbine Street East Car Park drug dealing
Concerns were previously raised at the forum about drug dealing on Woodbine Street East Car Park.  GMP were alerted to this issue.

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