Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Allonby, Rowbotham and Wardle.


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.   


In relation to agenda item number 6 - Middleton Township Funds 2022/23 - the Chair, Councillor West, declared a non-pecuniary interest in the submitted funding application for Jubilee Park CCTV. Councillor Wynne declared a non-pecuniary interest in the submitted funding applications for Middleton Roundtable. Councillor Wolf also declared a non-pecuniary interest in the submitted funding application for ‘Durnford Street salt bin’.


Councillor West, Councillor Wynne and Councillor Wolf therefore did not vote during consideration of these items.


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.


There were no urgent items of business received.


Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.


There were no items for the exclusion of press and public.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Members are requested to approve the Minutes of the Meeting held on the 15th December 2022.


That the Minutes of the meeting of Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held on 15 December 2022 be approved as a correct record.


Middleton Township Funds 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider Middleton Township Funds 2022/23.

Additional documents:


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 Middleton Township Funds 2022/23, and to enable the allocations of funds to proposed projects.


Members were informed that the Middleton Township Capital Funds available for allocation was £28,090 and that the Middleton Township Revenue (Projects) Funds available for allocation was £91,567.


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



1.    That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Middleton Township Funds 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 Middleton 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 Middleton Township Funds 2022/2023, as outlined at Appendices 4 and 5 of the submitted reports, be dealt with as follows:




Middleton Holiday @ Home 2023


Approved - £15,000 from Township Revenue Projects Fund.

HeyKids High School Musical at Middleton Arena


Approved - £1,425 from Township Revenue Projects Fund with a request to be made to Heywood Township to consider funding the remaining 50% of the amount requested.


Additional Christmas lights and features for Middleton


Approved - £6,000 from Township Revenue Projects Fund.

Long Street waiting restrictions


Approved - £4,300 from North Middleton Ward Capital Fund.


Three Pits Allotment Society security fence


Approved - £1,702.45 from North Middleton Ward Revenue Projects Fund.

Durnford Street salt bin


Approved - £1,050 from North Middleton Ward Capital Fund.


Wood Street/Hawkshead Drive knee high rail fence and bollard


Approved - £2,100 -
50% from South Middleton Ward Capital Fund and 50% from West Middleton Ward Capital Fund.


Croft Gates Road Open Space football posts


Application deferred.


Kelvin Avenue fence and access gate

Application deferred.


May Day 2023

Refused - but£5,500 to be allocated from the Township Projects / Events Fund for the event to be organised by Rochdale Borough Council Events Team.


Middfest 2023

Application for £19,000 from Townships Projects / Events Fund approved in principle and the decision delegated to Chair, Vice Chair and Middleton Township Manager pending further information from the applicant.


Middleton Market

Approved - £10,000 from Township Projects Fund.



Springfield Road verge to footway conversion


Application deferred pending further discussion between Highways and Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM).


Mills Hill Road vehicle activated sign


Approved - £1,250 from East Middleton Ward Projects Fund and £1,250 from Township Capital Fund.


Jubilee Park CCTV  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.