Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillor Blundell.


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.   


Councillors Davidson and Stott declared personal interests in a funding applications from “Pennies in Bloom” which was part of Agenda Item 6. Both Councillors played no part in the discussion or voted on these applications. Councillor Davidson chose to leave the room during the discussion.


Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.


Councillor Taylor raised an urgent item of business in regards to a matter agreed at the last meeting of Full Council. It was agreed that a road safety working group would be formed with the appropriate portfolio holder with a representative from each Township.


Members discussed the issues and agreed that Councillors Taylor and Emsley would be the Townships nominated representative, with Councillor Stott being the nominated substitute.


Members felt that given the importance of this issues that the wider the scope of Members possible would be a benefit to the working groups output.




That Councillors Taylor and Emsley be the Townships nominated representative to the road safety working group, with Councillor Stott being the nominated substitute.


Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.


There were no items of business under this item.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 59 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting of Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee held 24th October 2018.


That the Minutes of the meeting held on the 24th October 2018 be agreed as a correct record.


Objections to Traffic Order - Union Road, Dearnley pdf icon PDF 384 KB

To consider objections to a Traffic Order


Members received a report on proposed alterations to No Waiting At Any Time restrictions on the recently extended Union Road, it was noted that the restrictions had been advertised and the Council had received two objections.


The report provided Members with the background to the proposal and reported the points made by the objectors to assist members to form a decision whether to implement, and to what extent the Order would be introduced.


Members were informed that it was the view of Highways Officers that the Order should be introduced to address parking issues which could obstruct the turning head situated at the end of the cul de sac, and also on the west side of the recently constructed section of Union Road to be consistent with the remainder of that highway.


Members received representation from a Member of the public who supported the traffic order sighting safety concerns and highway obstructions. Members consider all evidence as provided and agreed that the safety of residents was of the highest priority.




That the Committee agree the proposed Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Pennines Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No.69) Order be implemented as advertised.


Pennines Township Funds 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider applications for funding from the Township’s Capital and Revenue Funds

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Funds 2018/19 and to enable the Sub-Committee to consider the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


Alternatives considered: In considering the report, Members would consider whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects as appropriate.



  1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds as detailed in Appendix 1, 1A and 2 of the report be noted;


  1. That decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the report be noted;


  1. That it be noted that the Townships and Communities Manager has assessed proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Pennines Township Fund, the priorities of the Township and that any specific risks had been identified in the report;


  1. That the applications for Township Funds be dealt with as outlined in the table below.












Littleborough Food Festival 2019

Approved £1885.64





Sheriff Street Garden Area





Dippy Dinosaur Garden




Milnrow Cricket Club


Deferred to Chair and Vice Chair Applicant was unable to attend



Pennines In Bloom Approved £4900 & £2146.50



Approved £4900 & £2146.50



Pennines Grass Verges




Pennines Township Floral Displays and Landscaping


Approved £2365


Hare Hill Park Flower Beds Revamp


Approved £6450


Fit Read and Feed 


Approved £3500


Cotton Tree Corner





Capital Fund




Shore Road Waiting Restrictions


Approved £1000


Victoria Street Wellington Street, Brown Street and Regent Street Area Waiting


Restrictions – delegated to Ward Councillors





  1. That the Townships & Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair and

Vice Chair of the committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects.


6.    That the proposed changes to the Pennines Township Fund Terms and Conditions 2018/19 in Appendix 5 be approved and accept the changes to the terms and conditions for Pennines Township revenue and capital funds for 2018/19, subject to the inclusion of 3D and 4R.