Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for Absence were received from Councillor Burke, Councillor Neil Emmott, Councillor Joinson, Councillor Robinson, Councillor Rowbotham and Councillor Smith.


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.


The Chair indicated that there would be an additional item of business – a funding application for Middleton Arena (Street Lighting Repairs and Tree Pruning) that needed to be considered before the next meeting of the Committee.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 56 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Service Sub-Committee held on 4th July 2018.


That subject to the inclusion of Councillor Dale to the list of Members present at the meeting, that the minutes of the meeting of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held on 4th July 2018 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Middleton Township Funds 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To receive information on Township funds and determine applications for funding.

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Middleton Township Funds 2018/19 and to enable the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


The Township and Engagement Officer informed the Sub-Committee that there had been a reduction in Township Capital Funds available and was requested to provide further detail of how the reduction had been agreed and calculated direct to Members.


Alternatives considered:


In considering the report, Members would consider whether or not to approve

the allocation of funds to projects as appropriate.




1.    That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Middleton Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 of the report be noted;


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


3.    That it be noted that the Townships & Communities Manager has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Middleton Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks had been identified in the report;


4.    That the applications for Township Funds be dealt with as follows:-




Manchester Old Road (596-606) Limited Waiting

Allocation of £4000 from South Ward Capital Funds with the Head of Highways requested to extend the hours of the proposed limited waiting until 11pm and to investigate further whether there is an appropriate traffic regulation order already in place


Worcester Road and Moss Lane Dropped Kerbs

Allocation of £1708 from South Ward Capital Funds


Mellalieu Street 20mph speed limit with traffic calming


Application Deferred

Middleton Arena (Street Lighting Repairs and Tree Pruning )

One off allocation of £2700 from Township Revenue Funds

Eligible for call in - yes