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To receive any apologies for absence.


There were no apologies for absence.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To approve the minutes of the Pennines Township Committee meeting held on 5 February 2020




That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 5th February 2020 be approved and signed as a correct record.




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.   


There were no declarations of interest.


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.


There were no urgent items of business.


Pennines Township Delegation Arrangements and Appointments 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider the attached report from the Director of Resources


The Township Committee considered a report of the Director of Resources which asked the Township Committee to confirm its delegated decision making arrangements for the 2020/21 Municipal Year and to appoint Members to agreed roles including the Chairs, Vice Chairs and substitute

members; and the appointment to other Township Bodies and outside bodies.


Alternatives considered:


The Township Committee could choose not to appoint to sub-committees and

undertake all delegated functions themselves, but that this may have a

detrimental impact on the ability to progress Township priorities or deal with

urgent items of business.




1.       That the Sub-Committee structure of the Pennines Township  Committee be confirmed comprising of the Pennines Delegated and

Funding Sub-Committee, established in accordance with the Terms of

Reference for the Sub-Committee as set out in Appendix 1 of the report

be approved;


2.       That all Members of the Pennines Township Committee be appointed to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee and with the Chair being Councillor Mir and the Vice Chair Councillor Besford;


3.       That the Regeneration and Facilities Service Group and Highways and Environmental Management Service Group be retained and all Members of the Township Committee be appointed to each;


4.       The relevant Ward Councillors be appointed to the following:-


a) Milnrow, Newhey and Firgrove Area Forum;

b) Littleborough and Wardle Community Meeting;


6.       Councillors Bamford, Davidson, Kelly and Besford be appointed to the

Ellenroad Trust Limited;


7.       That Councillor Hartley be appointed to the Moorend Trust Management Committee;


8.       That Councillors Bamford, Besford, Blundell, Dearnley, Emsley,

Hartley, Kelly, Paolucci, be appointed to the Pennines Township

Planning Panel;


9.       That Councillor Dearnley be appointed as the Pennines Township

Older Person’s Champion;


10.     That Councillor Davidson be appointed at the Pennines Township

Highways Champion;


Reasons for the decision:


The recommendations were presented as the Council has established and

appointed Township Committees to undertake certain executive and nonexecutive powers, as set out in the Responsibility for Council Functions in Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution. In addition the Township’s Sub-Committee exercises either delegated powers or acts on any matter detailed in the Committee’s Terms of Reference on which it is essential to take a decision.


Appointments to the Sub-Committee are made, as far as is possible, in

accordance with the Township Committee’s political balance. The proper

appointment of Sub-Committees is required to permit the undertaking of

delegated functions in accordance with statutory and procedural requirements, and appointments to Working Groups and Other Bodies are

required to enable the Township Committee to undertake and to respond to

the full range of issues relevant to the Township.



Pennines Township Funds Review pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider the attached report from the Director of Neighbourhoods

Additional documents:


The Township Committee considered a report which presented a review of the Township revenue and capital expenditure during 2019/20 and provided options for the allocation of funds for 2020/21.


Members were also requested to consider the Pennines Township Funds

terms and conditions and to agree delegation arrangements concerning

funding decisions.


The Committee considered the changes to the carry forward of funds and sought clarification on the arrangements for utilising funding for projects if this was required.


Alternatives Considered:


The Committee could decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds

to funding streams and adopt the terms and conditions.



1.               That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds at financial year end 2019/20 be noted;

2.               That the findings of the review of Township Funds 2019/20 and

evaluations received to date for some of the projects funded be noted;

3.               That the allocation of Pennines Township Funds to funding streams in 2020/21 be approved;

4.               That the terms and conditions for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds for 2020/21, be approved;

5.               That the delegation arrangements for Pennines Township Funds 2020/21 as detailed in the report be approved;

6.               The Committee agrees that any uncommitted/unspent funds be

reallocated to a central revenue or capital funding stream as appropriate before the end of January 2021, to enable members to spend/commit all Pennines Township Funds during the 2020/2021 financial year.


Reasons for the Decisions:


Management of the Pennines Township Fund is delegated to the Pennines

Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee. Pennines Township Funds were

allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment,

and which realised the Township’s priorities.