Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

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.   

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee, held 2nd October 2019.

Minutes:

Resolved:

That the Minutes of the meeting of Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee, held 2nd October 2019, be approved as a correct record.

4.

Objection to Traffic Orders - Bury and Rochdale Old Road, Rochdale pdf icon PDF 946 KB

To consider the attached report of the Cabinet Member for Quality of Place / Director of Neighbourhoods.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods regarding an objection that had been received for a proposed Traffic regulation Order at Bury and Rochdale Old Road. The proposal was to introduce some ‘No Waiting At Any Time Restrictions’ on part of Bury and Rochdale Old Road (B6222), that had been advertised and one objection was received.

 

The section of road concerned was situated in two wards (Norden and North Heywood) and in therefore two different Townships – Heywood and Rochdale North.

 

Following earlier considerations of the proposals by the Rochdale North Township Delegated Sub Committee and by Heywood Township Committee, the matter was submitted for the Cabinet’s consideration on 29th September 2020.

 

The Cabinet had resolved to withdraw the item from its agenda so that the matter could be further discussed by the appropriate Portfolio Holder and Heywood Township Members to attempt to address the concerns that the Heywood Township Committee had raised, when it that Committee had initially considered the proposed Traffic Regulation Order on 10th March 2020.

 

Following on from those discussions, the report was presented for the Sub-Committee’s consideration to determine an outcome. Paragraph 6 of the report explained that if the Sub-Committee was unable to approve the proposed Traffic regulation Order, as presented, the matter would have to be referred to the Cabinet for determination.

 

In considering the report Members of the Sub-Committee sought clarification on the likely effects of reducing the length of the area covered by the proposed Traffic Regulation Order.

 

Alternatives considered:

The restrictions proposed, which were outlined in the submitted report, were believed necessary to alleviate some identified parking problems affecting and obstructing traffic flow, pedestrians, and junction visibility along Bury and Rochdale Old Road. Scaling down the proposals or not implementing them in the opinion of Highways Officers would not address the issues raised.

 

Resolved:

That consideration of the proposed Traffic Regulation Order be deferred pending investigations by the Head off Highways on the feasibility of reducing the length of the area covered by the proposed Order.

 

Reasons for the resolution:

The report was presented to enable the Sub-Committee to consider the objection received, to the proposed Traffic Regulation Order and to determine if the Order was to be implemented.

Eligible for call-in: Yes.

5.

Heywood Township Funds 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider the attached report of the Cabinet Member for a Safer and Inclusive Community / Director of Neighbourhoods.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided updated information on the revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Heywood Township Funds 2020/2021 and to enable the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.

 

Alternatives considered: In considering the report, the Sub-Committee would consider whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects as appropriate.

 

Resolved:

(1)   That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Heywood Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in appendices 1, 1A and 2 of the report be noted;

(2)   That the decisions made under delegated authority, as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report, be noted;

(3)   That it be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed all of the proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Heywood 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:

 

Reference

Application

Decision

HP/13/20

Darnhill/Argyle Parade Improvements

Approve an award of £8,250, from the Township’s Events Fund.

HTC/07/06

Starkey Street, Bamford Road and West Starkey Street Junction Improvement

Approve Option 2 (as detailed in the submitted report (for a mini-roundabout)), an award of £96,000; to be financed via contributions from the Township’s Capital Fund, the Capital Reduction for 2020/21, and the balances of the Projects Fund, the Events Fund the Township’s three Ward Funds (North Heywood, West Heywood and Hopwood Hall).

HTC/08/20

Heywood Civic Concourse Improvements

The application for funding be deferred for consideration by the Sub-Committee at its first meeting in the 2021/2022 Municipal Year.

 

Reason for decision:

Management of the Heywood Township Fund is a function that has been delegated to the Heywood Township Delegated Sub-Committee to determine. Heywood Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment and which will realise the Township priorities.

Eligible for call-in: Yes.