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Rochdale South Township Funds 2020/21

Meeting: 29/07/2020 - Rochdale South Township Committee (Item 42)

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To consider applications for assistance from the Rochdale South Township Fund

Additional documents:


The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale South Township Funds 2020/2021 and to enable the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


In considering the various funding applications the Committee received oral representations from the applicant’s and/or their representatives, who were in attendance at the meeting.


Alternatives considered:

The Committee was asked to decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.



1.            The expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale

South Township Funds 2020/2021, as detailed in 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. That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair, Vice Chair and Opposition Spokesperson of the Township Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;

4. It be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Rochdale South Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and any specific risks have been identified in the report;

5. That applications for Township Funds 2020/2021, (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report); be dealt with as follows:-




Project Name/Applicant



Training Kit for Pennine Juniors F.C.

Approve an award of £915.75


Managing Healthier Lifestyles

Approve an award of £2,618.32


Robinson Street - Knee Rail

Approve an award of £1,529.40


Crompton Street - Salt Bin

Approve an award of £1,006.46


Norden Road -  interactive Speed Sign

Approve an award of £2,875.00 (Option 2)


Balderstone Park Ornate Fence

Approve an award of £16,080.00


Mayfield Sports Centre -  Grass Verge Removal

Approve an award of £6,122.64


Martlet Avenue – Speed Surveys and Traffic Calming

The Committee approves the part of the application for the traffic calming measures but refuses the element of the application which relates to the traffic survey, as detailed at Appendix 4H to the report.


Sandfield Road – Grass Verge Removal

Approve an award of £8,000.00


Crawford Street – Waiting Restrictions

Approve an award of £4,000.00


Rochdale Road - Waiting Restrictions

De-commit £2,000.00 previously approved and approve £117.74 for an alternative bollard scheme.


Reasons for the decisions:

The management of the Rochdale South Township Fund was a function that had been delegated to the Rochdale South Township Committee. Rochdale South Township Funds were allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and which helped to realise the Township priorities. The allocation of funds by the Committee to various beneficiaries assisted in enabling the appropriate monitoring and review of the use of the

Township’s Funds thereby ensuring an efficient and effective use thereof.

Eligible for call in – Yes.