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Items
No. Item

10.

Additional item of business

Minutes:

In accordance with Council procedure rules, the Chair indicated an additional item of business would be considered on the grounds of urgency.  Namely the introduction of a 20mph speed limit around the Cook Street area of Smallbridge.

11.

Declarations of Interest

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 Localism Act 2011 and the Council's adopted Code of Conduct, they must declare the nature of any personal or discloseable pecuniary interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

Councillor Kelly declared a Disclosable Pecuniary interest in the application from the Friends of Hollingworth Lake for Capital Funding, contained within agenda item 3 – Township Funds 2013/14; in so far as he had assisted the Group with Funding requests.

 

Councillors Mills and Stott (JP) declared personal interests in the application from the Friends of Hollingworth Lake for Capital Funding, contained within agenda item 3 – Township Funds 2013/14; in so far as being associates of the Group.

12.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 55 KB

-       To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2013.

Minutes:

DECIDED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2013 be agreed as a correct record.

13.

Township Funds 2013/14 pdf icon PDF 80 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Chief Executive submitted a report that updated the Sub-Committee on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Funds 2013/14, and which enabled Members to allocate funds to proposed projects

 

The recommendations in the report were presented as the management of the Pennines Township Fund is a function 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 also 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.

 

In relation to application PTC/11/12 for the resurfacing of a car park opposite Butterworth Hall would cost £29,000 and accommodate twenty cars.  In relation to the application from Friends of Hollingworth Lake for the Willow Area (SBI) Upgrade, Members were informed of a further request of £633 towards the cost of a sculpture to be located in the Willow area of Hollingworth Lake Country Park.  

 

Alternatives considered: In considering the report, Members will decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.

 

DECIDED – That (1) the expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Revenue and Capital funds as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2, to the submitted report be noted;

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

(3) the summaries of evaluation information detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report be noted;

(4) applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Capital and Revenue Funds, as detailed in Appendix 5 of the submitted report, be determined as follows:

a) PF/11/13 – Bentgate Estate Speed Surveys – an award of £1,200 from Pennines Township Revenue Funds towards the costs of a speed survey, be approved;

b) PF/12/13 – The Big Games 2014 – an award of £1,025 from Pennines Township Revenue Funds towards to costs of enabling The Big Games Event 2014, be approved;

c) PTC/01/13 – Newhouse Estate Waiting Restrictions – an award of £3,500 from Pennines Township Capital Funds for the introduction of waiting restrictions around the Newhouse Estate in Wardle, be approved;

d) PTC/11/13 - the resurfacing of a car park opposite Butterworth Hall – be deferred to a future meeting and that Officers approach P.N. Daly’s Ltd for a contribution to the resurfacing.

e) PTC/04/13 – Willow Area (SBI) Upgrade – an award of £5,933 for improvements to the Willow Area of Hollingworth Lake Country Park, be approved;

f) PTC/05/13 – Starring Way Area 20mph Speed limit – be deferred to a future meeting of the Sub-Committee pending consultation with local residents.  

 

14.

Street Services Clean and Green Team pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director for Economy and Environment introduced a report seeking approval for the Pennines Clean and Green Team funding to continue until 31st March 2014, at a cost of £20,600.  Members were requested to note the work undertaken by the Pennines Clean and Green Team and the proposed work programme until 31st March 2014. 

 

Alternatives considered: to either support the continuation of funding for the Pennines Clean and Green Team or to use funding for alternative priorities.

 

Members questioned the evidence provided within the submitted report of work undertaken noting the photograph’s supplied were the same as those previously reported to the Pennines Township Committee.  Members noted some of the work identified as being completed had been on land controlled by Rochdale Boroughwide Housing which should be maintained by this organisation.

 

DECIDED – That the report be deferred to a future meeting of the Sub-Committee. 

15.

Cook Street pdf icon PDF 249 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director for Economy and Environment introduced a report advising on proposals for the introduction of a 20mph zone with traffic calming measures and signage around Cook Street of Smallbridge.  Members were requested to support one of two schemes detailed within the submitted report and approve funding for the scheme accordingly.

 

Reasons for the recommendations within the submitted reported highlighted a fatal accident in 2005 and a further four recorded personal injury accidents since 2008. 

 

Alternatives considered: Members were provided with two options within the submitted report.

 

DECIDED – That option B, as detailed within the submitted report, for the introduction of a 20 mph speed limit with traffic calming containing four round topped speed humps, 20mph speed limit repeater signs, together with gateway signs be approved with an allocation of £24,600 from Pennines Township Capital Funds.