Agenda and minutes

Venue: Middleton Library, Long Street, Middleton, M24 1AF

Contact: Alison James, Committee and Constitutional Services Manager  Email: Alison.James@Rochdale.Gov.UK

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence were received from Councillor June West.


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.


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 exempt reports.


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.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 30th March 2023.



That the minutes of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held on 30th March 2023 be approved as a correct record.



Middleton Township Funds 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider Middleton Township Funds 2023/24.

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 2023/24, which enabled the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


Alternatives considered:


In considering the report, Members could decide whether or not to approve

the allocation of funds to projects.




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 and Communities Manager had

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



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





Railings at Mount Road Penrhyn Park Entrance

Approved  £240.00

East Ward Revenue


Footbridge at Peach Bank/ Wince Close, Middleton

Approved £1,375.00

Township Projects Revenue

The Garden Project, Hopwood Hall Estate                                    

Approved £4,975.00

Township Projects Revenue

Functional Fitness Course, Middleton Arena

Approved £3,340.00

Township Projects Revenue

Rochdale Hornets Development Scheme


Middleton Christmas Lights Switch On

Approved £7,000.00

Township Project Events

Croft Gates Road – Football Posts

Approved £3,815.00

South Ward Capital & South Ward Revenue

New Fencing on Kelvin Avenue

Approved £1,917.60

South Ward Capital & South Ward Revenue

Springfield Road Verge to Footway Conversion


Disability Access Dropped Kerb at 21 Bonscale Crescent

Approved £2,050.00

West Ward Capital

Traffic Calming at Broomfield Crescent       

Option A - £17,500.00

Option B - £9,500.00


Approved Option A

1/3rd from West Ward Revenue & 2/3rd from Township Revenue

Junction of Hollin Lane/ Rochdale Road – Proposed LGV Left Turn Prohibition

Approved £3,378.00           

½ North Ward Capital and

 ½ Hopwood Hall Capital

Parking Bay at Borrowdale Road

Approved £11,000.00
West Ward Revenue/ Capital

Fencing around Jumbo Social Centre           

Approved £7,110.00           

East Ward Capital


King George V Playing Fields CCTV           

Approved £13,568.72 in principle subject to requesting from main CCTV Scheme (the Chair and Vice Chair to progress)

Knee Rail Fencing on Bowness Road

Approved  £9,100.00
West Ward Revenue/ Capital



Reasons for the Recommendations:


Management of the Middleton Township Fund was delegated to the

Middleton Township Devolved Funding & Devolved Services Sub



Middleton Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities and to enable the committee to monitor and review the use of the Middleton Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the funds.


Eligible for call in - yes