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 and Councillor Peter Williams.


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To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 14th December 2023.




That the minutes of the meeting held on 14th December 2023 be approved as a correct record.


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.   


Councillor Terry Smith declared an interest in the funding application for the Truffet Park Christmas Tree Sleeve.


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 of business for exclusion of press and public.


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 she had accepted an urgent item to be considered with Agenda Item 6, Middleton Townships Funds 2023/2024 – an application for Township funding for a footpath at Mayburn Close.


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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:-





Borrowdale Road Grass Verge Replacement


Application Withdrawn

Middleton Holiday@Home 2024


Approved - £15000 from the Township Projects Revenue Fund


Truffet Park Christmas Tree Sleeve

Approved - £1828 from West Ward Revenue Fund and £278.50 from Township Projects Revenue Fund


Townley Street Additional Planters


Approved - £692.08 from North Ward Revenue Fund


Amelia Greenhalgh – World Cheer Athlete

Approved - £2250 from North Ward Revenue Budget


Middfest 2024

Approved - £4748 from Township Revenue Projects Fund.


The remainder of £11,752 approved in principle with the final decision delegated to the Head of Townships and Libraries in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Sub-Committee in the new Municipal Year.


Mere Avenue Additional Handrail

Approved - £540 from South Ward Revenue Fund


Hollin Car Park Repairs

Approved - £1800 from Township Revenue Projects Fund


Mayburn Close Footpath

Approved - £1200 from East Ward Revenue Budget



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