Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

25.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Dearnley.

26.

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 interest.

27.

Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items of business.

28.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To consider the Minutes of Pennines Township Committee held 6th November 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 6th November 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record.

29.

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.

Minutes:

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

 

a)    Fair Ground at Hollingworth Lake

 

The Committee considered representations from Mr Johnson and Mr Wallace relating to a decision not to permit the annual fair that had traditionally taken place at Hollingworth Lake for a number of years. The Committee were informed of the impact that not holding the fair could have both on the operator and local businesses.

 

The Chair thanked Mr Johnson and Mr Wallace for their representations and informed them that Officers would contact them about the application.

30.

Health and Social Care Integration

Presentation by the Adult Care Service

Minutes:

The Committee received a presentation from Steve Blezard (RBC) and Vic Thorne (CCG) relating to Integrated Health and Social Care Neighbourhood Teams.

 

The presentation outlined the:

·         Rationale for integrated neighbourhood teams;

·         Why there were six neighbourhoods in the Borough;

·         The map showing the neighbourhoods;

·         Staff within the Team;

·         Changes that had happened since the Team was formed;

·         Specific Township issues;

 

Members welcomed the new structure and requested that it be communicated more widely.

 

Further information with contact details would be circulated to Members.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the presentation be welcomed and noted.

 

31.

2020 - 2022 Highways Capital Programme pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which sought approval of indicative highways work programmes which were proposed to take place during the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years.

 

The programmes included the following –

·         2 year local transport plan (LTP) funded capital programme;

·         2 year bridges and structures capital maintenance programme;

 

Alternatives considered:

 

No alternatives have been considered. The programme has been developed according to DfT guidance and in line with other GM Authorities. 

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the highways work programmes to be delivered in 2020/21 and 2021/22 as circulated to Members be noted and approved in principle, subject to any final amendments being submitted to the Highways Service.

 

Reasons for the recommendation:

 

The schemes that have been selected have been put together based on the principles of asset management which use network condition data, engineer inspections, life cycle planning and cost efficiency to produce the most efficient highway improvement over the course of the programmes.

 

Using Asset management techniques for scheme selection ensures that they are in line with recommendations from the Department for Transport (DfT) which enables the full funding allocation from the DfT incentive fund scheme. Authorities that are deemed not to be carrying out efficient highway improvements can have funding reduced and in the case of Rochdale, the maximum reduction would be £410k.

32.

Townships Plan 2020-2022 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider the Township’s Plan for 2020 - 2022

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which outlined the Townships Plan for 2020-2022.

 

The Council’s Corporate Plan 2019-2022 has now been agreed.  The process included carrying out a review of the Council’s values and behaviours which are now Proud, Passionate, Pioneering and Open.

 

In line with the new Corporate Plan, the Townships Plan 2020–2022 has been developed around the following priorities: Prosperous People and Places.

 

Township Chairs and Vice Chairs worked with the Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhoods, Community and Culture to produce the new Townships Plan.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

No alternatives to having the Plan were put forward.

 

Resolved:

 

1.    That the detail included in the Townships Plan 2020-2022 appended to the report be noted:

2.    It be noted that the plan has been developed in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, Township Chairs and Vice Chairs in line with priorities identified in the Council’s Corporate Plan 2019-2022;

3.    That the Plan be approved to allow the Townships to focus on local priorities in line with the Council’s key priorities – Prosperous People and Places.

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

The Townships Plan identifies priorities determined by each Township’s Councillors as a focus for action over the next two years. This plan gathers aspirations and ideas together as a focus for decision makers, Council Services, partner agencies and the voluntary and community sector active in the Rochdale Borough. The Townships Plan identifies priorities determined by each Township’s Councillors as a focus for action over the next two years. This plan gathers aspirations and ideas together as a focus for decision makers, Council Services, partner agencies and the voluntary and community sector active in the Rochdale Borough.

 

The Townships Plan 2017-2019 is due to expire. The Townships Plan 2020-2022 includes objectives identified to meet the priorities identified by each of the five Townships. It will also guide and direct and detail the use of devolved budgets, including Township Revenue Funds, for the financial years 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.

 

The Townships Plan forms part of the Council’s policy framework. The plan is a live document that can evolve and change to meet new opportunities and initiatives, and can be updated to reflect changes as we move forward.