Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

18.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Bamford, Kelly and Paolucci.

19.

Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

20.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of Pennines Township Committee held 11th September 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the Minutes of the meeting of Pennines Township Committee, held 11th September 2019, be approved and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

21.

Blurred LInes

A film about criminal exploitation and sexual exploitation of children by young people of Oulder Hill school.

Minutes:

The Township Committee viewed a film regarding the criminal exploitation and sexual exploitation of children that had been produced by young people of Oulder Hill High School in Rochdale.

 

At the conclusion of the film Committee Members asked questions of the Greater Manchester Police representative who was in attendance at the meeting. The Committee noted the often disturbing and graphic content of the film, which sadly reflected the current situation that appertained in the Borough

 

Resolved that the film be noted and welcomed and the children of Oulder Hill High School be commended for the production of their film.

22.

Open Forum

Up to 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.

Minutes:

The following matter was raised as part of the Open Forum:-

 

a)    Our Rochdale: The Online Directory of Services

Further to minute 20 of the meeting of Pennines Township Committee, held 16th October 2018, relating to the ‘Our Rochdale Online Directory of Services’ presentation a Member sought an update in relation to: the ‘integration with the Council website’ and ‘how private businesses on the website were vetted’.

 

Resolved

The Pennines Township Officer be requested to seek clarification relating to the Online Directory of Services, as noted above, and to circulate any response received thereon to Members of the Township Committee.

23.

Townships Plan 2020-2022 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider the Pennines Township Plan 2020 - 2022

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved:

That consideration of the Townships Plan 2020 – 2022 item be deferred for consideration at the Committee’s next scheduled meeting on 5th February 2020.

24.

Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider progress made in updating procedures to allocate Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space contributions in Pennines Township

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Township considered a report of the Director of Economy that updated Members on the progress made in updating procedures to allocate Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space contributions following an audit report that had been produced in October 2018.

 

The submitted report provided information on the current balance of unallocated Section 106 Formal Sport and Local Open Space contributions, on a Ward, Township and borough wide basis.

 

The meeting was informed that Section 106 Planning Obligations, regarding Formal Sport and Local Open Space, attracted significant resources to improve local sports and general recreation facilities for the benefit of the residents of the Borough. The Council is obliged to ensure that these resources are spent efficiently and in accordance with local policy and Government guidance.

 

Following an audit of the Section 106 process in October 2018, additional procedures have been developed to ensure the efficient allocation and spend of historic and new Section 106 contributions in accordance with local policy and Government guidance.

 

It was intended that regular reports updating Members on this matter would be submitted to future meetings of the Committee.

 

Resolved:

That the report be noted.