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 Allonby, Councillor Burke, Councillor Rowbotham, Councillor Susan Smith and Councillor Dylan Williams.


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 items for exclusion of public and press.


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 75 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held om 13th July 2023.




That the minutes of the Middleton Township Devolved Funding and Devolved Services Sub-Committee held on 13th July 2023 be approved as a correct record.




Middleton Township Funds 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 124 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 report;


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





Rochdale Hornets Development Scheme


Approved - £10,640 from Township Revenue Projects Fund

Middleton Libraries Activities and Events


Approved - £1701.94 from Township Revenue Projects Fund

Middleton Conservation Area Regeneration Heritage Trail


Approved - £2500 from Township Revenue Projects Fund

Newton Crescent and Windermere Road Junction Waiting Restrictions

Approved - £2500 from West Ward Capital Fund


Mainway Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

Approved - £6500 from South Ward Revenue Fund


Wince Close Informal Goal Posts

Approved - £2139.30 from East Ward Revenue Fund


Grass Verge Removal with Parking Bays – Pershore Road, Middleton

Approved - £8900 from Hopwood Hall Revenue Fund, £8211 from Hopwood Hall Capital Fund and £35,089 from Township Capital Projects Fund


Kenyon Lane Bollards

Approved - £1200 from East Ward Revenue Fund


Pedestrian Dropped Kerbs – Durnford Street Area


Approved - £5687 from North Ward Capital Fund and £2867 from North Ward Revenue Fund




Reasons for the Recommendations:


Management of the Middleton Township Fund was delegated to the Middleton Township Devolved Funding & Devolved Services Sub Committee.


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