Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 27 KB

Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest.  Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda. 


Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.


Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

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There were no declarations of interest.


Open Forum

Half an hour has been set aside for members of the public to raise any issues relevant to the business of the Committee and the Township - incorporating a Police update.



There were no issues raised in the Open Forum.


Greater Manchester Police - update


Police Sergeant G Martin provided an update in relation to the Greater Manchester Police (GMP) activity in the Pennines Township.  Members were informed that the Police and Communities Together Meetings in Smallbridge had been disbanded due to the low levels of attendance.  However, GMP would continue to work in various locations and host local surgeries around the Pennines area (more information regarding neighbourhood policing would be posted on the Greater Manchester Police website).  


It was reported that the number of vehicle offences had halved this quarter as the major culprit had been sentenced.  Overall, the number of burglaries had decreased by a third this quarter as a result of an offender being remanded. However, an investigation was underway following a spate of burglaries over the Christmas period and Greater Manchester Police were optimistic that arrests would be made shortly. 


Councillor Butterworth sought clarification regarding the number of staff deployed across the Pennines area.  Sergeant Martin updated Members in relation to local policing and informed Members that more PCSO’s would be recruited by the end of the year. 


Members of the Committee thanked Sergeant Martin for the update and the increased police presence. 


Minutes of the Meeting of the Pennines Township Committee held on 29th November 2016 pdf icon PDF 95 KB


DECIDED –That the Minutes of the meeting of the Pennines Township Committee held 29th November 2016 be approved as a correct record.


Smithy Bridge Road and Eafield Road, Littleborough - Objection to Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 825 KB

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The Director of Neighbourhoods introduced a report which detailed the responses to objections and comments received to the proposed introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions on Smithy Bridge Road and Eafield Road, Littleborough, in the Littleborough Lakeside Ward.


The Township Committee were asked to considers whether to implement the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Pennines Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.55) order; not to implement the proposed Order; or, provide alternative proposals.


The Township Committee was advised that the proposed Order was deemed

strategic in nature and had to be dealt with in accordance with Section F2 of the

Scheme of Delegation to Township Committees. Members were advised that the Township Committee had delegated power to confirm the proposals and the Order. However, if the Committee wished not to confirm the proposals and the Order, the matter would be referred to Cabinet for a decision.


DECIDED – That (1) the Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale (Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Pennines Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.55), as detailed within the submitted report be implemented.


Eligible for call-in: yes.