Venue: Middleton Arena, Middleton

Contact: Michael Garraway 

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Mayor's Communications

The Mayor to update the Council.



To receive any apologies for absence.


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 pdf icon PDF 380 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting of Council held 19th May 2021


Public Questions and Petitions

To receive petitions and questions from members of the public, where these have been received in accordance with the Petitions Scheme and/or Council Procedure Rules.


Notices of Motion pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To consider Motions submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 11.


a.     Motion One - Support for the England Football Team

To be moved by Councillor Meredith and seconded by Councillor Nolan


“This Council is requested to sends it’s thanks to the England team for bringing hope and unity to the Borough during Euro 2020 in what has been a tough year for everyone.


The Council recognises not only the achievement of this England team, performing better than any other men's football team since 1966, but we also recognise the professionalism and inclusivity of this squad of players, many of whom have shown their dedication to Britain through their personal charity work. Their actions on and off the pitch, have inspired millions across the nation.


The Council is in complete solidarity with those players facing abuse and discrimination, and utterly condemns any form of racism. Rochdale is a borough that is known historically for its inclusivity and diversity and we are proud of this.”


b.     Motion Two - Solidarity with the Leader of Oldham Council

To be moved by Councillor Wraighte and seconded by Councillor Sameena Zaheer


“The Council is asked to note that women in public life - and especially women of colour - are routinely the targets of unacceptable behaviour and abuse, which is often aimed at silencing women's voices. The violence is never acceptable, and that those who serve the public should not have to carry out their work while being intimidated by thugs.

The Council is therefore asked to resolve:-

 i)  To condemn, in the strongest possible terms, the recent arson attack on the Leader of Oldham Council, Councillor Arooj Shah.

 ii) To continue to work alongside the police and criminal justice system, in our own Borough, to protect victims and prevent violence and harassment.

 iii) To instruct the Chief Executive of Rochdale Council to see what more we can do, as a Council, to tackle attitudes that foster gender-based abuse and violence ant to write to the Chief Executive and Leader of Oldham Council to make clear that we stand in solidarity with them against this attack, and that we will fully support Oldham Council and its Leader on this issue in any way we can.”


c.     Motion Three - Masks in public

To be moved by Councillor Daalat Ali and seconded by Councillor Pat Dale


“This Council notes that there is overwhelming scientific evidence that makes help prevent the spread of Covid-19. The council also notes the 'Delta' variant of Covid-19 is currently increasing across the country. 


In light of this, the council urges the government to reverse its decision to drop the mandatory mask mandate that has kept the public safe for the last year.


The council is requested to authorise the Chief Executive to write to the government to make this position clear.”


d.    Motion Four – Planning Processes

To be moved by Councillor Dearnley and seconded by Councillor Taylor


“This council believes that planning works best for local residents when  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.


Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan document, 27/07/2021 Cabinet pdf icon PDF 537 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications.


Appendix 2 to the report – The Plan – can be viewed via the following link to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website



Member Appointments pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To review the political balance of the Council and to advice of necessary changes to the appointments of committees.


Appointment of Director of Children's Services pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To confirm the appointment of Director of Children’s Services – Chief Executive to report


Members' Quarterly Reports pdf icon PDF 289 KB

To receive quarterly reports from Members of the Cabinet, Chairs of Township Committees and Chairs of Overview and Scrutiny Committees and to permit questions from Members of the Council.


The Leader of the Council pdf icon PDF 243 KB


Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health pdf icon PDF 333 KB


Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability pdf icon PDF 343 KB


Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications pdf icon PDF 366 KB


Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate pdf icon PDF 230 KB


Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 215 KB


Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Education pdf icon PDF 344 KB


Cabinet Member for Communities and Cooperation pdf icon PDF 443 KB


Cabinet Member for Environment and Facilities pdf icon PDF 378 KB


Cabinet Member for Highways and Housing pdf icon PDF 335 KB