Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

10.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Nisa and Zaheer.

11.

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:

In relation to agenda item number 9 – Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/24 – Councillors Faisal and Rana declared a personal interest in the submitted funding application TC/18/23 ‘Ashworth Street area traffic calming’ as they were patients at the Health Centre on Ashworth Street.

12.

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 received.

13.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Members are requested to approve the Minutes of the meeting of Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee held on Tuesday 11 July 2023.

Minutes:

Resolved:
That the Minutes of the Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee meeting held on 11 July 2023 be approved as a correct record.

14.

Central Rochdale Area Forum pdf icon PDF 86 KB

To receive the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 August 2023.

Minutes:

Resolved:
That the Minutes of the Central Rochdale Area Forum held on 1 August 2023 be noted.

15.

Healey Area Forum pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To receive the Minutes of the meeting held on 10 August 2023.

Minutes:

Councillor Wazir informed the Sub-Committee that concerns had been raised by residents at the Healey Area Forum in relation to a lack of Greater Manchester Police (GMP) presence in the Healey ward.

 

As agreed at the forum, Councillor Wazir had made attempts to contact the Local Neighbourhood Police Team Inspector for Rochdale North to address residents’ concerns, however had been unsuccessful in receiving a response to date.

 

Councillor Wazir advised the Sub-Committee that Healey Ward Members would work to ensure that residents felt safe and that criminal activities were rightly addressed by GMP.

 

Resolved:

1.    That the Minutes of the Healey Area Forum held on 10 August 2023 be noted;

2.    That the Local Neighbourhood Police Team for Rochdale North (GMP) be invited to attend all future Rochdale North Township Committee meetings.

16.

Norden Area Forum pdf icon PDF 151 KB

To receive the Minutes of the meeting held on 12 September 2023.

Minutes:

Resolved:
That the Minutes of the Norden Area Forum held on 12 September 2023 be noted.

17.

Spotland and Falinge Area Forum pdf icon PDF 110 KB

To receive the Minutes of the meeting held on 13 September 2023.

Minutes:

Resolved:
That the Minutes of the Spotland and Falinge Area Forum held on 13 September 2023 be noted.

18.

Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To receive information in relation to the Rochdale North Township funds for 2023/24 and consider applications for funding.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee gave consideration to a report of the Townships Business Officer which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/24 and to enable the allocations of funds to proposed projects.

 

Members were informed that the Rochdale North Township Capital Funds available for allocation was £56,578 and that the Rochdale North Township Revenue (Projects) Funds available for allocation was £26,343.

 

Alternatives considered:
Members were asked to decide whether or not to approve the allocations of funds to projects as appropriate.

 

Resolved:

1.    That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale North Township Revenue and Capital Funds, 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 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;

 

4.    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;

 

5.    That applications for Rochdale North Township Funds 2023/2024 as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report be dealt with as follows:

 

 

Reference

Applicant

Decision

RP/35/22

 

Caring and Sharing

Refused - £7,054.27 from Revenue (Projects) Funds.

 

RP/15/23

 

Rochdale Central Library

 

Approved - £5,592.60 from Revenue (Projects) Funds for events, activities and exhibitions at Rochdale Central Library.

 

TC/07/23

 

Ward Councillors

Application withdrawn.

TC/17/23

 

Ward Councillor

Application withdrawn.

TC/18/23

 

Ward Councillor

Approved - £29,500 from Capital Funds and £5,000 from the Spotland & Falinge Ward Fundsfor the introduction of traffic calming measures on Ashworth Street.

 

TC/22/23

 

Bangladesh Association & Community Project

 

Application deferred to the next meeting.

TC/26/23

 

Ward Councillor

Application deferred to the next meeting.

 

TC/27/23

 

Ward Councillors

Application deferred to the next meeting.

 

TC/28/23

 

Ward Councillors

Request funding of £2,500 from Spotland & Falinge Ward Funds. If required, application be referred back to the next meeting of Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee.

 

TC/29/23

 

Ashworth Valley Scout Camp

 

Approved - £10,000 from Capital Funds for the installation of disabled facilities at Ashworth Valley Scout Camp Site.

 

TC/30/23

 

Ward Councillors

Approved - £15,000 from Capital Funds for reconstruction of the footpath on Hamer Hall Crescent.

 

TC/31/23

 

Ward Councillors

Application deferred to the next meeting.

 

 

 

 

Reasons for the decision:

Management of the Rochdale North Township Fund is delegated to the Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub-Committee.

 

Rochdale North Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities.

 

To enable the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Rochdale North Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the funds.

 

Eligible for Call-In: Yes