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Members must indicate at this stage any items on the agenda in which they must declare an interest. Members must verbally give notice of their interest at the meeting and complete the form attached with this agenda.
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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 discloseable pecuniary interest; personal interest and/or prejudicial interest required of them and, in the case of any discloseable pecuniary interest or prejudicial interest, withdraw from the meeting during consideration of the item, unless permitted otherwise within the Code of Conduct.
Councillor Emsley declared a personal and prejudicial interest in an application for funding from the Tommy Teachers Scheme, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report at agenda item 3 – Pennines Township Funds 2014/15.
To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 26th March 2014.
DECIDED – That the minutes of the meeting held on 26th March 2014, be approved as a correct record.
The Deputy Chief Executive introduced a report seeking Members agreement to the allocation of Pennines Township Funds to funding streams in 2014/15 and to consider applications for funds by submitted groups and projects.
The recommendations contained within 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.
Alternatives: Members were asked to support or decline proposed schemes within the submitted report.
DECIDED – That (1) the expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Revenue and Capital funds as detailed in the appendices 1 and 2 be noted;
(2) the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in appendix 3 be noted;
(3) applications for assistance from the Pennines Township Revenue Fund, as detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report, be determined as follows:
a) application PW/06/13 from Milnrow & Newhey Incredible Edibles be deferred to a future meeting pending further information,
b) application PF/20/13 from Victoria Garlick be refused,
c) application PF/21/13 from Tommy Teaches Scheme be awarded £600,
d) application PF/01/14 from Go4it Children & Young People holiday activity programme be awarded £864,
e) applications PF/02/14 for Station Road Waiting Restrictions and PF/07/14 Milnrow Metrolink Stop Investigation be approved funding of a total of £2000 for a single traffic survey covering both areas,
f) application PF/03/14 for Featherstall Road Limited Waiting Revocation be approved at a cost of £3,500,
g) costs of £350 be approved for speed surveys for each application PF/04/14 Derwent Avenue, PF/08/14 Rose Avenue and PTC/04/14,
h) application PF/05/14 Canal Festival be approved for an award of £1,000,
i) application PF/06/14 for the Equalities Listening Event be delegated to the Chair in consultation with the Vice-Chair of the Sub-Committee pending further information on how the event will impact upon the Township,
j) application PTC/08/14 for Kiln Lane Drainage Improvements be refused,
k) application PTC/01/14 Calder Avenue Grass Verges removal be deferred to a future meeting of the Sub-Committee pending further information on the costs of alternative options,
l) application PTC/02/14 for Smithybridge Road Footway Upgrade be refused,
m) application PTC/03/14 for St Andrew’s Church grass verge removal be refused.
The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director for Economy and Environment which sought to obtain funding approval for further localised widening works at the roundabout located at Albert Royds Street, Rochdale.
The reason for the recommendation being additional road widening required to complement the previous work undertaken on behalf of Pennine Township at this location. It further recommended that these works be carried out in conjunction with the roundabout re-surfacing works to save money on set-up costs, fees and traffic management. The cost of the works outlined above is £5,500 plus £4,400 for additional guardrail which has been requested by Pennine Township. The total costs would be £9,900, which would need to be funded from Township Funds.
Alternatives considered: to leave the road markings as present and extend the double yellow lines which would reduce the amount of parking currently available. Or reinstate the parking bays back to their original length, thus reducing the width of the carriageway running lanes below the minimum standard.
Members sought clarification as to whether the extended double yellow lines which had been marked on Albert Royd Street were included within the existing Traffic Regulation Order.
DECIDED – That the report be deferred to the next meeting of the Pennines Township Committee inclusive of further information in relation to the additional costs associated with alternative options and confirmation of the status of the existing Traffic Regulation Order in relation to the double yellow lines where they have been extended along Albert Royd Street.