Agenda and minutes

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To receive any apologies for absence.


Apologies for absence 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 Hartley declared a personal interest on Item 4, grant application outlined in Appendix 4M - spACE@Hare Hill House refurbishment of Hare Hill House, by virtue of their appointment as Board Members of the Moor End Development Trust.


Councillor Emsley declared a personal interest on Item 4, grant application outlined in Appendix 4M - spACE@Hare Hill House refurbishment of Hare Hill House, by virtue of her membership of Friends of Hare Hill Park. 


Councillor Paolucci declared a personal interest on Item 4, grant application outlined in Appendix 4I - Countryside/Customer Information Mobile Unit - Hollingworth Country Park and Township/Borough wide by virtue of her appointment as Board Member of YourTrust. 


Councillor Besford declared a prejudicial interest on Item 4, grant application outlined in Appendix 4G – Littleborough Art Festival 2022, by virtue of his spouse’s employment. Councillor Besford left the meeting and took no part in the discussion about this application.


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.


There were no items of urgent business received.


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 for which exclusion of press and public was required.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Members are requested to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 13th Jan 2022


RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 13th Jan 2022 be approved as a correct record.


Pennines Township Funds 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To consider a report concerning Pennines Township Funds for 2021/22

Additional documents:


The Sub-Committee gave consideration to a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on revenue and capital expenditure, commitments and balances of Pennines Township Funds 2021/22 and to enable the allocation of funds to proposed projects.


In considering the funding applications, the Sub-Committee received verbal representations from the Council’s Parks and Countryside Ranger, the representative of Milnrow Scout, the Council’s Prevention Lead, the representative of Wardle Bowling Club, YourTrust Head of Strategic Project, the Team Leader Network Improvement & Development, the representative of Wardle Football Club and the representative of Moor End Development Trust.


Alternatives considered and rejected:

Not to approve the allocation of funds to projects.



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

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

3.    That applications for Township Funds be dealt with as in the table below;

4.    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 priority of the Township and any specific risks have been identified (information detailed in Appendix 4 in the report);

5.    That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects.


Applicant / Project


PF/21/20        Enviro Crime CCTV (£8500 x 4 = £34,000)

De-committed and asked Environmental Manager to report back with a view to a staged approach to the project development

PF/08/21 Barkers Wood Community Woodland Improvements

Option 2 Approved - £ 4,290.00

PF/09/21 Hollingworth Lake Sensory Garden

Option 2 Approved - £ 22,609.00

PF/10/21 Milnrow Library Garden redesign

Approved - £ 3,547.00

PF/11/21 Ribble Avenue Grass Verge Repair

Option 1 Approved - £ 1,226.00

PF/12/21 Milnrow Scouts Container

Approved - £ 4,000.00

PF/13/21 Littleborough Arts Festival

Approved - £ 3,665.00

PF/15/21 Upgrade Wardle Bowling Club Facilities

Approved - £ 3,225.80

PF/16/21 Road Closures and Traffic Management for Events

Approved - £10,000.00


PTC/14/21 Hollingworth Lake Mobile Unit

Option 1 Approved - £ 18,742.00

PTC/15/21     Newall Street Grit Bin

Approved - £ 1,050.00

PTC/16/21     Huddersfield Road Footway Reconstruction

Approved - £1,000.00 for signage advising HGV no u turns. Explore options for  traffic island, narrow road

PTC/19/21     Wardle Football Club CCTV

 Approved  - £ 2,358.00

PTC/20/21     Space at Hare Hill House

Approved - £ 5,893.00

In addition to the sum above, the project was given £4,107 from the Littleborough Lakeside Ward Fund


Reasons for decisions:

Management of the Pennines Township fund is delegated to the Pennines Township Delegated and Funding Sub-Committee.


Pennines Township Funds are allocated to projects that benefit the Township’s community and environment and realise the Township’s priorities. 


To enable the Committee to monitor and review the use of the Pennines Township Funds to ensure continued efficient and effective use of the funds.