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 Burke, Councillor Rowbotham, Councillor Susan Smith, Councillor Wardle and Councillor 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.


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 advised that he had accepted an urgent item to be considered with Agenda Item 17, Middleton Townships Funds 2023/2024 – an application for funding for a ‘Middleton Mayfest Event’ to be held in 2024.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 12th October 2023.




That the Minutes of the meeting held on 12th October 2023 be approved as a correct record.


Middleton Township Funds 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider Middleton Township Funds 2023/2024.

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:-





Scout Hut Restoration Project

Approved - £4000 from Township Project Revenue Funds


High Barn Road Traffic Calming

Approved - £7600 from East Ward Funds


Market Street Bollards

Approved - £500 from North Ward Funds


Middleton Town Centre Defibrillator

Approved - £1760 from Township Project Revenue Funds


Jumbo Social Centre Fence

Approved - £1027.40 from East Ward Funds


Middleton Mayfest Event 2024

Approved - £5500 from Township Project Revenue Funds





Reason for the Decision:


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