Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

53.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Shakil Ahmed and Zaman.

54.

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:

Decision:

That the following declarations of interest be noted:-

 

Councillor Winkler declared a personal and prejudicial interest in minute 63 below (Objections to Traffic Regulation Order – Blackpits Road and Edenfield Road, Rochdale) and he withdrew from the meeting during consideration of this item.

 

Councillors O’Neill and Sheerin both declared a personal interest in minute 58 (Appointment of Trustees to the Norman Barnes Fund).

 

Councillor Cecile Biant declared a personal interest in the funding application TC/20/17 (Rooley Moor Road Waiting Restrictions) at minute 64 and she refrained from voting on this application.

 

Councillor Sullivan declared a personal interest in the funding application RP/12/17 (Bury Road/Sandy Lane Signal Junction Study) at minute 64.

 

Councillor O’Neill declared a personal interest in funding application TC/21/17 (Dell Road Improvements) at minute 64.   

55.

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 for the Sub-Committee to consider.

56.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Action and Resources Sub-Committee held on 11th January 2018.

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee held 11th January 2018, be signed by the Chair and approved as a correct record.

57.

Appointment of Trustees to the Norman Barnes Fund pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report to follow

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Assistant Director (Legal, Governance and Workforce) which advise that the term of Office of two Trustees of the Norman Barnes Fund had expired, namely Councillor Kathleen Nickson and Mrs Jane Gartside. In accordance with the Trust Deed for the charity, appointments were to be made by this Sub-Committee on behalf of the Council.

 

Alternatives considered:

None as the Trust deed specified no other means of appointing nominative Trustees.

 

Decision:

That Councillor Kathleen Nickson and Ms Jane Gartside be both reappointed to the Norman Barnes Fund as nominative Trustees for a period of four years each.

 

Reason for the decision:

The term of office of the two Trustees, of the Norman Barnes Fund, named above, had expired and in accordance with the Trust Deed, appointments were delegated to either the Rochdale Township Committee or the Rochdale Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee to make. There was a meeting of the Norman Barnes Fund due to take place on 20th March 2018, so it was essential that the appointments were made at this meeting to enable the two nominative Trustees to take part in this next meeting.

58.

Norden Area Forum pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes of the meeting of Norden Area Forum held Tuesday, 12th December 2017

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Norden Area Forum held 12th December 2017, be noted.

59.

Healey Area Forum pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes of the meeting of Healey Area Forum held Thursday, 14th December 2017

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Healey Area Forum held 14th December 2017, be noted.

60.

Central Rochdale Area Forum pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Central Ward Area Forum held Monday, 8th January 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Central Rochdale Area Forum held 8th January 2018 be noted.

61.

Rochdale Township Clean and Green Priority Group pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Clean and Green Priority Group held Monday, 19th February 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Clean and Green Priority Group held 19th February 2018 be noted.

62.

Rochdale Township Communities and Engagement Priority Group pdf icon PDF 59 KB

Minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Communities and Engagement Priority Group, held 21st February 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Communities and Engagement Priority Group held 21st February 2018 be noted.

63.

Objections to Traffic Order - Blackpits Road & Edenfield Road, Rochdale pdf icon PDF 390 KB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods advising of five objections received to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order: Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.126) Order, which proposed to introduce parking restrictions on parts of Blackpits Road and Edenfield Road (A680).

 

The Sub-Committee’s report explained the background to the proposals and commented upon the points made by the objectors to assist the Sub-Committee’s members in coming to a decision about the proposed Order’s introduction.

 

In considering the proposed Traffic Regulation Order the Chair of the Sub-Committee permitted Mr. N. Morrell and Mr. M. Newman to address the meeting on behalf the objectors to the proposals.

 

In considering the proposed Traffic Regulation Order the Chair of the Sub-Committee permitted Mr. and Mrs. Warwick to address the meeting on behalf the supporters of the proposals.

 

The Sub-Committee also received representations from Norden Ward member, Councillor James Gartside, who spoke to object to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order.

 

Alternatives considered:

The Council’s Highways Officers did not feel that a reduction in the scale of the proposals was appropriate on either Blackpits Road or Edenfield Road. Consideration was given to reducing the scale of the proposals to just one side of Edenfield Road on the bend situated between Greenbooth Road and Rose Avenue. It was felt that there was insufficient road width available for parking and any relaxation in the proposals would reduce forward visibility and remove one of the key parts of the advertised proposals.

 

Decision:

That consideration of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order: Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.126) Order, which proposed to introduce parking restrictions on parts of Blackpits Road and Edenfield Road (A680) be referred to the Cabinet for determination.

 

Reason for the decision:

The Sub-Committee has delegated authority to approve and implement the proposed Traffic Regulation Order: Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.126) Order as advertised. If the Sub-Committee is unable to approve the proposed Order as advertised, then the Council’s Scheme of Delegation requires that the proposal must be referred to the Cabinet for determination.

64.

Rochdale Township Funds 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider providing funding to various bodies who have submitted applications.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods updating on the revenue and capital expenditure commitments and balances of Rochdale Township Fund 2017/2018, to enable the Sub-Committee to allocate funds to proposed projects.

 

The Sub-Committee were asked to note the expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale Township Funds 2017/18 as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report, the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed at Appendix 3 to the submitted report and to consider and approve, defer or refuse the allocation of funds to proposed projects detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report. Members of the Rochdale Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee were requested to note that the projects had been identified for funding from Rochdale Township Funds 2017/18. Members were asked to decide whether to approve, reject or defer the allocation of revenue and capital funds to the proposed projects listed in Appendix 4.

 

In considering the funding applications the Sub-Committee received oral representations from some of the applicant’s and/or their representatives, who were in attendance at the meeting.

 

Alternatives considered - in considering the report, Members were asked to

Decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.

 

Decision:

1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale Township Funds 2017/18, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;

2. That the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;

3. That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the

Chair, Vice Chair and opposition spokesperson of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;

4. That applications for Township Funds, (as outlined in Appendix 4 of the submitted report); and be dealt with as follows:-

 

Ref

Project name

Decision

RP/10/17

AMPSO Helping Hand Project (Healthy Lifestyle for Rochdale’s Asian Community)

£2,300 approved from revenue funds

RP/11/17

Castlemere Community Centre Training Suite refurbishment

£4,797.99 approved from revenue funds

RP/12/17

Bury Road/Sandy Lane Signal Junction Study

£5,000 approved from revenue funds

RP/13/17

High Street and Union Street Car Park Shrub Bed Removal

£3,157 approved from revenue funds

RP/15/17

Walking Fit and Connected (WFC) – Kramblers Rochdale

£5,442 approved from revenue funds

TC/11/17

Sandbrook Way Waiting Restrictions

£2,500 approved from capital funds

TC/12/17

Hill Street/March Street Area Waiting Restrictions

£7,000 approved from capital funds

TC/13/17

Shawclough Road Safety Scheme

£7,500 approved from capital funds

TC/14/17

Disabled Access Toilet (RWWA)

£5,298 approved from capital funds

TC/16/17

South Street Drainage Improvements

£5,864 approved from capital funds

TC/17/17

Rhodes Crescent Resurfacing

The funding application in respect of this proposal be refused as it would not constitute an appropriate use of the Township’s funds but, given the poor start e of this road, the scheme be recommended for inclusion in the Council’s new Highways Improvement Programme that will be effective in 2018/19 

TC/18/17

Edenfield Road junction with Elmsfield Avenue (Norden Arms) and Edenfield Road junction with Moorfield Avenue Waiting Restrictions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.