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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Wazir.


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 interests.


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.


In accordance with Council Procedure Rules, the Chair indicated that there was an additional application for funding for the Sub-Committee to consider at agenda item 6, namely, the purchase of Mobile CCTV cameras, for use in the Township.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To consder the Minutes of the meeting of Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee held 15th December 2020.



That the Minutes of the meeting of Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee, held 15th December 2020 be approved as a correct record subject to an addition to Minute 7 (Minutes) insofar that the Sub-Committee, at its meeting on 22nd October 2020 approved a sum of £6,250 for Christmas Tree Lighting at Healey Triangle from the Township’s Revenue Fund.


Rochdale e-Scooter Trial - Approval to Raise an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods.


The Sub-Committee was advised that the Cabinet, at its meeting on 9th February 2021, had approved the procurement, implementation and operation of an intended e-scooter trial in the Borough (minute 94 refers). The Sub-Committee, further to the Cabinet’s resolution received a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that was seeking approval from both Rochdale Township Delegated Sub-Committees (North and South) to raise an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) to give effect to the Cabinet’s decision.


Alternatives considered:

None reported.



1.     The Sub-Committee notes that following the Council’s successful application to Government for 12-month trial operation of a rental e-scooter scheme, the Cabinet had on 9th February 2021 granted approval to commence the procurement process for an appropriate rental operator to supply and manage the Council’s pilot scheme.

2.     The Sub-Committee notes that although specific details are yet to be confirmed, it was envisaged that the trial area would encompass a one mile radius of the Town Centre, including Rochdale Railway Station and other key amenities, with the trial period intending to commence on 31st March 2021.

3.     The Sub-Committee notes that only those e-scooters to be supplied and operated (with the necessary insurance for riders) through the trial rental programme will be legally permitted to use the public highway and that privately-owned and operated e-scooters shall be excluded.

4.     The Sub-Committee notes that the Council needs to ensure that all relevant Traffic Regulation Orders (for cycle lanes and for any specific cycle tracks which would need to be re-designated) are changed on an experimental basis to formally accommodate legal access and use by rental e-scooters. 

5.     The Sub-Committee grants approval for the Council’s Highways Service to commence the process of necessary legal amendment through the raising of an ETRO for the e-scooter trial.


Reasons for the decision:

Although the existing cycle lane signs and road markings, in the designated area, do not need amendment nor the provision of supplementary information, the Council does however need to update all of its existing cycling-related Traffic Regulation Orders across the trial area by means of an ETRO to include wording that permits use by rental e-scooters.

Eligible for Call-in: Yes.


Rochdale North Township Funds 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

To consider applications for assistance from the Rochdale North Township Fund 2020/2021.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that updated members on the revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale North Township Funds 2020/2021 and which enabled the allocation of funds to proposed projects, as detailed within the report.


Alternatives considered - in considering the report, Members were asked to decide whether to approve, refuse or defer the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.



1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale North Township Funds 2020/2021, 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.  the Sub-Committee notes that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Rochdale North Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and any specific risks have been identified within the report;

5.  That applications for Rochdale North Township Funds 2020/2021 (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report), be dealt with as follows:-






North Area Partnership

An award of £1,550.00, for improvements to disabled access at Syke Community Base.


Healey Ward Councillors and the Healey Area Forum Sub-Group

An award of £2,578 for the supply and installation of a heritage style community noticeboard at the corner of Bentley Street and Shawclough Road, Rochdale consisting of a lockable glass fronted cabinet with the text on the header panel: ‘Shawclough Village Community Noticeboard’.


Tackling Minds

Approval in principle of an award of £2,175.54, for the organisation of angling events to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community with the determination of the application being delegated to the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the

Chair, Vice Chair and opposition spokesperson of the Sub-Committee


Healey residents

An award of £4,000.00, for the introduction of ‘no waiting at any time’ restrictions at Bradley Smithy Close.


Spotland and Falinge Ward Members

An award of £3,801, for knee rail fencing along Tell Street and Kathleen Street, Rochdale.


Rochdale St. Clements Football Club

An award of £516.44, for the installation of standard security mesh fencing at seven points of entry to the pitches to address anti-social behaviour and to make the pitches safe for players and club members.


Spotland and Falinge Ward Members

An award of £1,026.84 for the creation of a vegetable patch in Denehurst Park, for students from Redwood School to have the

opportunity to cultivate plants, learn about food growing and healthy eating, to enjoy nature and to help to develop new skills required for the Duke of Edinburgh award programme.


Member of the public

An award of £1,033.92 for the restoration of the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.