Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declaration of Interests

Members are requested to indicate at this stage, any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest.  Members are reminded that, in accordance with the Local Government Act 2000 and the Council’s Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any personal or prejudicial interest and, if the interest is prejudicial, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests.

2.

Temporary Residents Parking Permits- Hollingworth Lake pdf icon PDF 246 KB

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Service Director – Corporate Services that reported upon investigations into the matter of issuing temporary residents parking permits for the existing Hollingworth Lake parking scheme to addresses in the surrounding areas not previously included in the existing Traffic Regulation Order (TRO). The Committee were being asked to consider whether residents should be included either the Milbury Drive or Cleggswood Avenue schemes.

 

The Sub-Committee were reminded that at the Pennines Township Committee meeting held 22nd May 2012, a petition was presented by residents regarding the approved residents parking scheme at Hollingworth Lake. The petition voiced concerns over the introduction of the parking scheme with the main issue being the problems created on the boundaries of the scheme itself. Following the introduction of the residents parking scheme, residents on the boundaries of the scheme, who were excluded, began to have parking problems particularly with regards to visitors. The residents of those excluded areas had previously used Cleggswood Avenue and Milbury Drive for parking, for themselves and for visitors. The withdrawal of this parking facility has left some of those residents outside the residents parking zone without any free car parking. Car parking is available on the Council’s car park at Lake Bank, Littleborough.

 

As a way of expediting this matter the Committee was advised of a further option for their consideration, insofar that they could introduce a temporary experimental Traffic Regulation Order, for a period of 18 months which would allow for up to two parking permits per household in the affected area. The cost of such an experimental Order was quoted at £3,500, as opposed to the £2,500 for a conventional Traffic Regulation Order, with additional costs being taken up in legal fees and advertising costs, as there was a requirement that the Traffic Regulation Order be advertised in local media outlets. An experimental Traffic Regulation Order can be reviewed at any stage by Pennines Township Members, if necessary.

DECIDED – That the Sub-Committee authorise the Service Director – Corporate Services to make the necessary legal and other arrangements to facilitate the introduction of a experimental Traffic Regulation Order, for a period of 18 months, in respect of the Temporary Residents Parking Scheme at Hollingworth Lake.

3.

Pennines Township Funds 2012/13 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

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Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Head of Townships which asked Members to agree the allocation of Pennines Township Funds to funding streams in 2012/13 and consider proposed projects for decision. The Sub-Committee was also asked to note Pennines Township Funds terms and conditions, and agree delegation arrangements concerning funding decisions.

 

The recommendations contained in the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund is delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee. Pennines Township Funds are allocated to projects/schemes that benefit the Township’s community and environment, and realise the Township priorities. The report enabled the Sub-Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of Township Funds.

 

A review of Pennines Township revenue and capital funds was undertaken and information from this review, detailed at Appendix 1 of the submitted report, was used to inform the proposed allocation of Township Funds to funding streams in 2012/13. Members were also asked to consider and approve officer recommendations on the allocation of Township Funds for 2012/13 to proposed funding streams as detailed at Appendix 2. The terms and conditions for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds had been updated, and Members were asked to note these.

 

The Head of Townships reported that some projects had been identified for funding from Pennines Township Funds 2012/13, and Members were asked to decide whether to approve, reject or defer the allocation of revenue and capital funds to proposed projects, which were listed at Appendix 4 of the submitted report.  Any decisions on deferred projects were recommended to be delegated to the Head of Townships in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee.

 

Alternatives and risks considered: No alternatives have been considered.

 

DECIDED – That (1) The Sub-Committee approves the findings of the review of Township Funds 2011/12 submitted to Pennines Township Committee on 22 May 2012 (detailed at Appendix 1 of the submitted report);

(2) The Sub-Committee approves the proposed allocation of Pennines Township Funds to funding streams in 2012/13 as detailed at Appendix 2 of the submitted report;

(3) The Sub-Committee notes the terms and conditions for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds for 2012/13, detailed at Appendix 3 of the submitted report;

(4) The Sub-Committee approves to the delegation arrangements for Pennines Township Funds 2012/13 as detailed in 3.5 of the submitted report;

(5) The Sub-Committee notes that any decisions made under delegated arrangements by the Head of Townships in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair will be reported to each Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub Committee for information.

(6) The Sub-Committee notes that  any unspent revenue funds be reallocated to the Township Priority Projects Fund before 31st March 2013 to enable Members to spend/commit all Pennines Township Funds during 2012/13 financial year.

(7) The Sub-Committee agrees to allocate revenue and capital funds to proposed projects detailed at Appendix 4 of the submitted report  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

4.

Pennines Township Plan - Projects pdf icon PDF 95 KB

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Minutes:

           The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Head of Townships that asked Members to agree funding to develop projects contained within, and essential to delivery of, the Pennines Township Plan.

            

           The Township Plan 2012/15 will continue to be developed as part of and within the timescale for the 2014/15 visioning work taking place. The Township Plan 2012/15 which has been approved by the Pennines Township Members states how services should be influenced, shaped and delivered at a Township level to meet local needs. Members are presented the opportunity, along with local people, community organisations, area forums, third sector and partner organisations to continually review and revise the Township Plan 2012/15.  Members will be invited to review the plan on a six-monthly basis.

            

            Alternatives and risks considered: The Township Plan is an integral part of the Council’s policy framework and cannot be developed in isolation from the overall 2014/15 vision for the Council’s future service delivery.

DECIDED - That (1) the Sub-Committee agrees to fund the two projects detailed in the appendix of the submitted report, namely Project P12 (Pennines Inter-Generational Project), in the sum of approximately £500 and P18 (Environmental Improvements) in the sum of approximately £1,200;

(2) The Head of Townships, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Sub-Committee, be delegated authority to determine the precise level of funding for these projects, within approved budgets.

5.

Highways Devolved Revenue pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Service Director – Corporate Services, which informed Members of the current Highways Revenue Devolved budget and sought to obtain approval for scheme delivery, in line with Township priorities.

 

The Highways Devolved Budget has been carried forward from previous years and in the 2012/13 financial year stands at £104,800. The money has been allocated based on the percentage of the Borough’s population within each Township. A list of potential schemes has been provided in the Appendix to the submitted report. The top priority in Highways would be to have an extra £104,800 allocated to upgrading regulatory lining and signing, in line with the Council’s new Parking Enforcement Policy. There was a list of schemes provided with estimated costs next to each scheme, if there is a preferred scheme which would exceed the Township allocation, Members are reminded that they can top-up this budget with Townships own budgets to achieve a more expensive scheme.

 

Alternatives and risks considered: the budget could remain un-allocated, however to carry the budget forward again would require an application to ELT which may be refused. The budget needs to be allocated to schemes this financial year and if it remains unallocated will go back into the Councils central budget.

DECIDED – That consideration of this report be deferred for consideration at the meeting of Pennines Township Committee on 10th July 2012.