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Civic Prayers

Council to receive Civic prayers


Mayor's Communications

Council to receive any communications from the Mayor.



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 222 KB

To authorise the signing of the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 18 May 2022.


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

Motion 1

To be moved by Councillor Winkler and seconded by Councillor Anstee


During the recent pandemic, people around the world adopted many new technologies and found new ways of working.  Here in Rochdale members of this council embraced online meetings which were able to be live-streamed on the web, this technology brought wider transparency to our processes by helping the public to see how their elected members represent them.  This council believes that this kind of transparency is vital for accountability and enhances our democratic process.


This council therefore propose that Officers be asked to explore the options to implement the live-streaming of all public meetings and those meetings held in public, in buildings with suitable technology as soon as possible, subject to feasibility, cost and resource implications.


Motion 2

To be moved by Councillor S. Smith seconded by Councillor Meredith


Elected Members will be aware of excellent partnerships that Rochdale Council is participating in to develop a mix tenure of housing across our Borough, from affordable/social rented, shared ownership, private rented and owner occupied. Even with this great work, Middleton, Heywood, Pennines and Rochdale residents, are feeling the pinch on their bills, especially rents and mortgages.

In our Borough, there are currently around 8,000 households on our Housing Register and it’s a real challenge for Council Officers to assist residents to stay in their current home and allow them to access homes they can afford.
Due to the increased cost of living and inflationary pressures,  the Local Housing Allowance and wages are not keeping pace with the increase in ‘market rents,' meaning that many residents are unable to access both the private sector housing and housing association housing or able to sustain their current tenancies. Elected Members are aware of cases when people applying for affordable housing are failing the affordability test as the housing providers have increased their affordability indices for applicants.

As a Council, we request the Chief Executive to write to the Government, to ask the relevant Ministers, to increase Local Housing Allowance, fund more grants to build social rented homes (currently Rochdale Borough is not eligible) and help residents ‘weather the cost of living storm' with a rent cap to stop an increase above the current 9.1% inflation.


Motion 3

To be moved by Councillor Emsley and seconded by Councillor Dale.


This Council notes that the reduction in roads policing has been detrimental to road safety and recognises the concerns that residents have with regard to Road Safety across the Borough.


This Council regrets that in making cuts to funding for our emergency services the Government has effectively taken out the wherewithal for much of the intervention work that has previously been so important in safety on our roads.

This Council recognises that targeted enforcement is vital.


Rochdale Borough Council welcomes the news:

·         That the Chief Constable has sought and been given funding from the Traffic Enforcement and Road Safety Reserve which is being used for the purpose of establishing a new centrally co-ordinated  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.


Members' Quarterly Reports

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 587 KB


Deputy Leader & Cabinet Member for Health pdf icon PDF 191 KB


Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Equalities, Safety and Reform pdf icon PDF 230 KB


The Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration pdf icon PDF 262 KB


The Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate pdf icon PDF 178 KB


The Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Wellbeing pdf icon PDF 183 KB


The Cabinet Member for Children's Services pdf icon PDF 312 KB


The Cabinet Member for Highways and Housing pdf icon PDF 145 KB


The Cabinet Member for Communities and Co-operation pdf icon PDF 189 KB


The Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Environment pdf icon PDF 199 KB


The Chair of Heywood Township Committee pdf icon PDF 150 KB


The Chair of Middleton Township Committee pdf icon PDF 718 KB


The Chair of Pennines Township Committee pdf icon PDF 133 KB


The Chair of Rochdale North Township Committee pdf icon PDF 153 KB


The Chair of Rochdale South Township Committee pdf icon PDF 148 KB


The Chair of Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 120 KB


The Chair of Communities, Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 118 KB


The Chair of Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 110 KB


Appointment of Interim Monitoring Officer pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Corporate and Finance / Interim Director of Resources


Integrated Care System pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Health / Director of Commissioning (DASS)

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