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Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 26 KB

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. 


Members are also advised to take advice with regard to any matter where there is potential bias or predetermination in any business to be considered at the meeting and whether they should take part in decision making at the meeting.


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.

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There were no declarations of interests.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 67 KB

-       To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 7th October 2015.


DECIDED – That the Minutes of the meeting of the Sub-Committee, held 7th October 2015 be approved as a correct record.


Pennines Township Funds 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

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The Director of Neighbourhoods submitted a report that sought Members agreement for the allocation of Pennines Township Funds to funding streams in 2015/16 and to consider applications for funding that had been submitted by groups and projects.   


The recommendations contained within the report were presented as management of the Pennines Township Fund is a function that 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 considered: Members were asked to support or decline proposed schemes within the submitted report.


The Sub-Committee received representations from applicants who addressed the Sub-Committee in relation their applications.


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

(2) The decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;

(3) The Sub-Committee notes that the Principal Townships Officer has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of the Pennines Township Fund, priorities of the Township and that any specific risks have been identified;

(4) The Principal Townships Officer, in consultation with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;

(5) The Sub-Committee notes that any unspent and/or uncommitted funds will be reallocated to a central funding stream at the end of January 2016, for allocation to proposed schemes before year end to reduce the potential carry forward of funds during 2015/16;

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






Hollingworth Road Car park Barrier

Approve an allocation of £4,551, and the Leader of the Council, the Chief Executive and the Director of resources be advised of Members frustrations that whilst the responsibility for funding maintenance and other repairs at and around Hollingworth Lake lies with this Township Committee the facility is one that is for the benefit of the whole of the Borough.


Pennine Health and Cohesion Sports Project

The application be deferred until all requisite paperwork associated with the application has been submitted by the applicants.


Hornets Sporting Foundation Origin Series

Approval an allocation of £4,800 and the applicants be requested to invite Members of the Committee to observe the event at Spotland Stadium, Rochdale.


Smithy Bridge Residents Parking Scheme

Approve an allocation of £9,000 towards the cost of introducing a residents parking scheme


Friends of Tourcoing Association

Approve an allocation of £500 towards the celebration of 50 years of Civic Town Twinning Friendship


Casualty Reduction Team (Rochdale BC)

The application for the funding of the Albert  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.


Community Centre Monitoring pdf icon PDF 146 KB

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The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that updated Members on the community centre monitoring process for 2015 and to inform members of relevant information received for quarter one (April, May and June) and quarter two (July, August and September) of 2015/16.


The community centre monitoring process was first implemented in April 2012.  This has subsequently been reviewed, revised and improved on an annual basis.  As of April 2015 the Public Health and Well-Being Directorate contribute 65% of the funding to grant aided community centres with Neighbourhood and Community Services providing the remaining 35%.  The Public Health and Well-Being Directorate were consulted on the community centre monitoring process and were satisfied this met their requirements pending the addition of public health indicators to the spreadsheet.


DECIDED – That the report be noted.