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Contact: Stuart Hay - Tel 01706 922230
Welcome, Introductions and Apologies
Chair welcomed all to the meeting.
Apologies were received from Councillor James Gartside, B.
Bulcock and P. Fowler.
Code of Conduct PDF 23 KB
of the code of conduct was circulated with the meeting papers, and
all were asked to abide by the code for the duration of the
Minutes of last meeting and matters arising PDF 65 KB
minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 9March 2015 were agreed
as an accurate record and the following updates were
Bamford Way is included in
this year’s (2015/16) Highways Maintenance Programme for
micro asphalt surfacing. This work is likely to take place during
the second quarter of the financial year (July to September 2015).
There has been no litigation over previous re surfacing.
Potholes on Green Vale
Green Vale is
definitely on the forward work programme but at this moment the
timescale is dependent on adequate funding and the selection of the
scheme by the Township Committee. The Ward Councillors will seek
priority as the condition of Greenvale Road surface is so
The junction of
Norden Road and Martlett Avenue has been resurfaced and lined.
Traffic lights at the
junction of Bury Road, Roch Valley Way
and Sandy Lane
Highways response to
the request for an investigation in to acceptable safety measures
that could be taken at the junction of Bury Road, Roch Valley Way and Sandy Lane is that they
continually monitor all recorded personal injury
accidents within the Borough with the emphasis on key junctions and
strategic link roads. Every year they
draw up a priority list which highlights accident hotspots. This
year’s process is being finalised and the Sandy Lane and
Roch Valley Way junction is currently
10th on this list due to the two recent accidents (last
year it was 24th). Once all
the hotspots are identified Highways systematically carry out an
accident investigation process to determine causation factors and
where possible, look at appropriate remedial measures to address
any problems. This process is currently ongoing but it must be
recognised that there isn’t always a solution to all
Rumble strips are not used within 250m of residential properties
due to the noise generated, especially at night.
The pedestrian island at Pegasus Court is still to be installed and
will be chased up again.
The offending driver responsible for the fatal road traffic
collision on 9 November 2014 has been sentenced to six years
imprisonment and may come under review to have the sentence
increased. Speeding enforcement has
taken place and will continue.
Councillor Sullivan has requested all the road markings at the
junction be repainted.
Action: Request urgent installation of pedestrian
island (Stuart Hay)
Council’s Environmental Management is treating the knotweed
on Council land at River Roch Valley
and prioritising any knotweed near properties. The rear of
Oakenrod Hill is not Council land, but
United Utilities informs the land does appear to be that of United
Utilities and will pass on to their Security Desk for action. An
example was given where the Council will treat knotweed on private
property if it has spread from Council land.
Treatment near the water course is ongoing and a further
application to DEFRA to permit further treatment near the water
course is to be submitted.
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Police And Communities Together
01833 Ibbotson and PCSO 62312 Taylor made a May 2015 monthly
Homewatch Update and Crime Statistics
from March to June 2015 available to all. Copies of the monthly
Homewatch Updates will in future be
left at The Chapel for anyone wanting one or not able to access via
GMP has had good results recently with five prolific burglars
arrested, some of whom have been remanded in custody and a large
amount of stolen property recovered.
One offender caught stealing from motor vehicles was badly bitten
on the calf by a Police dog, arrested and a substantial amount of
stolen property recovered. PCSO Taylor thanked all for giving
information and urged everyone to keep calling in anything
suspicious to build intelligence which generates these
Twenty eight residents attended the last PACT Meeting and PCSO
Taylor had personally visited all and given crime prevention
advice, and improvements are already in
A five percent reduction in burglaries compared to last year was
reported. The need for windows and doors to be locked and vehicle
keys not left on show was stressed as in a large number of offences
access was gained through insecurities and offenders target vehicle
It is the Norden Carnival this Saturday
so expect delays in that area.
Kinsella outlined the work of the Rochdale Circle Members
Organisation for anyone over fifty years of age. The organisation
currently has over 500 members. The Bamford and Norden area is a pilot scheme funded by Rochdale
Council’s Adult Care Service as it has a higher percentage of
older people living alone and a higher number of under seventy
fives suffering from strokes. One of the objectives is to improve
services and a newsletter was made available to all.
Wellbeing events are being held on 18 June 2015 at Bamford Chapel,
26 June 2015 at The Red Butterfly Bakery in the Old Norden Library and on 9 July 2015 at St
George’s Church, Oakenrod. Some
forum attenders described the Rochdale Circle as a terrific
community to be commended and outlined many events it puts on.
Debbie is very keen on outreach work such as the wellbeing events,
use of Community Navigators, and referrals from numerous sources to
reach those who may not be as receptive. Throughout this summer she
will be at the Old Norden Library from
5pm to 7pm every Monday for anyone wanting to find out
The borough wide Equalities
Listening Event is on Tuesday 16 June 2015 from 10am to 2pm at
Middleton Arena with registration from 9.15am, admission is free
and a light lunch will be served. The event is a chance for people
to give their views about how Rochdale Council’s services are
being delivered in the borough and suggest ideas for improvement.
To book a place either telephone Sally Atueyi on 01706 925631 or
Bagslate Moor Road Speeding
Bagslate Moor Road near the golf course
is occurring at all times of day and night. PC Ibbotson is aware of
the problem and will show a presence to act as a deterrent and
request enforcement action. A speed survey has been carried out
previously but the average speed is low no doubt due to the periods
when traffic is at a standstill.
Planning Application to extend the Dentists and
Mojito’s Wine Bar
proposed extensions to the Dentists and Mojito’s Wine Bar on
Bamford Precinct is of real concern on grounds of severe noise
nuisance, anti-social behaviour, parking problems and safety of
drivers and pedestrians. The planning application will be on the
agenda of an upcoming Rochdale Township Planning Sub Committee,
possibly on 7 July 2015, although the agenda is not yet
set. Check on the Council’s
website, under the Council and Democracy link, any meeting dates
and view the agenda and public papers to be presented to the
meetings. Residents can access online The National Planning Policy
Framework or the Unitary Development Plan for guidance. Councillor
Sullivan has instructed the Council’s Licensing Service
Manager to complete a report.
Residents want to hold a meeting of their own prior to this
application being considered to pull all views together and pick a
spokesperson to represent them at the Planning Sub Committee
meeting. The residents meeting date was set at 6.30pm on Monday 22
June 2015 at Bamford Chapel.
Footpath off Bamford Way Clearance
public footpath off Bamford Way between Martlett Avenue and Winchester Close going towards
Teal Court is impassable due to overgrown vegetation and needs
Action: Request Clean and Green Team to clear the area
Bamford and Norden Post
The potential relocation of both Bamford Post
Office in to the Premier Store and Norden Post Office in to the newsagents was
discussed. A letter sent by the Post Office was made available to
all that contained details of the consultation which is open from
29 May 2015 to 10 July 2015. It was accepted that relocation is
better than a complete closure and loss of service and that in the
case of the Premier Store opening hours could actually be
War Office Road Tree and Diggles Lane/Dixon Fold
Councillor Gartside has requested the tree in the
roundabout at the top of War Office Road be replaced and it was
clarified that responsibility to plant up the planters on
Diggles Lane and Dixon Fold is
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Date and time of next meeting
21 September 2015