Decision details

Pennines Township Funds 2015/16

Decision Maker: Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Members to be updated on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Funds 2015/16 and enable the allocation of funds to proposed projects


The Director of Neighbourhoods submitted a report that sought Members agreement for the allocation of Pennines Township Funds to funding streams in 2015/16 and to consider applications for funding that had been submitted by groups and projects.   


The recommendations contained within the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund is a function that is delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee. Pennines Township Funds are allocated to projects/schemes that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities. The report enabled the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of Township Funds.


Alternatives considered: Members were asked to support or decline proposed schemes within the submitted report.


The Sub-Committee received representations from applicants who addressed the Sub-Committee in relation their applications.


DECIDED – That (1) the expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Revenue and Capital funds as detailed in the appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;

(2) The decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;

(3) The Sub-Committee notes that the Principal Townships Officer has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of the Pennines Township Fund, priorities of the Township and that any specific risks have been identified;

(4) The Principal Townships Officer, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;

(5) The Sub-Committee notes that any unspent and/or uncommitted funds will be reallocated to a central funding stream at the end of January 2016, for allocation to proposed schemes before year end to reduce the potential carry forward of funds during 2015/16;

(6) Applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Revenue and Capital Funds, as detailed in Appendix 5 of the submitted report, be determined as follows:






Hollingworth Road Car park Barrier

Approve an allocation of £4,551, and the Leader of the Council, the Chief Executive and the Director of resources be advised of Members frustrations that whilst the responsibility for funding maintenance and other repairs at and around Hollingworth Lake lies with this Township Committee the facility is one that is for the benefit of the whole of the Borough.


Pennine Health and Cohesion Sports Project

The application be deferred until all requisite paperwork associated with the application has been submitted by the applicants.


Hornets Sporting Foundation Origin Series

Approval an allocation of £4,800 and the applicants be requested to invite Members of the Committee to observe the event at Spotland Stadium, Rochdale.


Smithy Bridge Residents Parking Scheme

Approve an allocation of £9,000 towards the cost of introducing a residents parking scheme


Friends of Tourcoing Association

Approve an allocation of £500 towards the celebration of 50 years of Civic Town Twinning Friendship


Casualty Reduction Team (Rochdale BC)

The application for the funding of the Albert Royds Street marking Scheme be withdrawn as alternative funding for the scheme has been secured from transport for Greater Manchester.


Lawflat and Ramsden Road Waiting Restrictions

Approve an amount of £300 for the Council’s highways Service to carry out consultations to gauge support and objections, with affected residents.


Birch View and Birch Road Waiting Restrictions

Consideration of this application be deferred until the building work at the former Ambulance Station has been completed.

Eligible for Call-in: Yes



Report author: Sharron Worrall

Publication date: 13/07/2017

Date of decision: 02/12/2015

Decided at meeting: 02/12/2015 - Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee

Effective from: 17/12/2015

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