Agenda and minutes

Venue: Middleton Arena - LCpl Joel Halliwell VC Way, Middleton, Manchester M24 1AG

Contact: Caroline Denyer  924717

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Minute's Silence


The Committee observed a period of silence in respect of Lance Corporal Scott Hetherington, of 2nd Battalion, The Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, who died in Iraq on Monday 2nd January 2017.


Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 26 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.





a.      Rochdale Youth Service – Middleton in Bloom Project


The Committee were advised of a Youth Service ‘Middleton in Bloom’ environmental project which is to be introduced in the Township. The Middleton in Bloom project wishes to encourage participation from local community groups and local residents who are willing to pass on their skills to young people locally.


b.      Temporary Alteration to the 18 Bus Service Route


In response to a question raised by a local resident regarding the 18 bus route which has been temporarily changed to run between Langley and Manchester city centre only due to the road works being undertaken on Oxford Road the meeting was informed that the First Manchester had committed to reinstate the link to the Manchester Royal Infirmary from the next available service change date when the works have been completed. The anticipated date for this would be 23rd April. Councillor Burke undertook to raise the matter of the additional cost incurred by passengers who are required to by an additional ticket to travel between the city centre and the hospitals at his regular meetings with Transport for Greater Manchester and would feed back the outcome of this meeting to the concerned Members and residents.


c.      Heavy Goods Vehicles and Speeding Cars on Stanycliffe Lane


In response to a question regarding use by HGV and speeding drivers of Stanycliffe Lane despite weight and speed restrictions in place on the road the Police undertook to notify the problem to the relevant section for investigation and the Highways Services Manager undertook to have the relevant road signs checked for their clarity.


d.      Timing of Committee Meetings of the Council


In response to a request for the start of Committee meetings and consultation events to be held at a more convenient time in the evening for residents to attend the Members undertook to consider the request.


e.            Attendance of the Council Leader at Greater Manchester Spatial Framework consultation meetings


In response to a question regarding the attendance of Councillor Farnell at meeting with the public so that they could address their questions to him directly with regard to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework the Committee advised that the Leader considered all the invitations he received to attend meetings.


f.             Greater Manchester Spatial Framework


In response to a question regarding local consultation meetings with Councillors the meeting was informed that there had been a presentation followed by a question and answer session at the meeting of the Middleton Township Committee held on 1st December 2016 as well as public consultation sessions held at Middleton Library on 12th December and prior to the current Township Committee meeting.  The meeting was advised that no meeting requests had been received by Ward Members regarding the consultation on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework which had been extended until the 16th January 2017.




g.            Rochdale Road HLF


In response to a question raised with regard to the use of the Rochdale Road HLF the Townships and Engagement Officer undertook  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.


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To consider the minutes of meeting of the Middleton Township Committee held on 1st December 2016.


The Township Committee considered the minutes of the meeting held on 1st December 2016.  Further to minute 39 – Open Forum – the question relating to the Voice of Middleton Elected Members on the Council the Committee was advised that three Middleton Township Members had a voice in the Cabinet rather than two Members as stated in the minutes.


DECIDED – That subject to the amendment to minute 39 detailed above the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Committee held on 1st December 2016 be approved as a correct record.



Mill Fold Road Area Residents Parking Zone - Objections to Traffic Order pdf icon PDF 1 MB

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The Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that advised Members of Members of an objection and a representation received to a proposed introduction of a residents parking zone in the Mill Fold Road area in East Middleton Ward.


The recommendations were presented as in order to comply with the Local Authorities’ Traffic Orders, Regulations 1996 the Authority must consider all objections submitted during the consultation period of at least 21 days before ‘Making’ a Traffic Regulation Order. The Committee were requested to consider the objections received and make a decision as to whether the scheme should be progressed and the new restrictions introduced.


The Committee were asked to note that in considering the report, the proposed Order was deemed to be strategic in nature and should be dealt with in accordance with Section F2 of the Scheme of Delegation to Township Committee. The Committee had delegated power to confirm the proposals and the Order. However, if the Committee did not wish to confirm the proposals and the Order, the matter would be required to be referred to Cabinet for decision.


Members were advised that the traffic amendment order under consideration should be Amendment Order No 45 as shown in appendix A and not Amendment Order No 39 as described in paragraph 2.1 to the submitted report.


During consideration of the report an issue was raised with regard to the ‘No Waiting at any Time’ restrictions on the west side of Manchester New Road to which an objection had been received. East Middleton and South Ward Members raised a query as to whether restrictions had previously been approved for this section of Manchester New Road and requested an investigation be carried out as to whether the relevant traffic regulation order was in place.


DECIDED – that the report be referred to a future meeting of the Cabinet for determination.



Township Environmental Schemes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

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The Township Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which updated the Committee on environmental landscape improvement projects achieved in 2016 across the Township and on improvements to the grounds and streets maintenance programmes and methods of work. 


DECIDED – (1) that the environmental projects and the improvements to the grounds and streets maintenance programmes for 2016 as detailed within the submitted report be noted; and

            (2) the 2017 draft EM landscape proposals outlined in the submitted report be considered at a future meeting of the Middleton Township Environment and Culture Forum.


Eligible for call–in - No