Venue: Bamford Chapel, Norden Road, Rochdale OL11 5PQ. View directions
Contact: Stuart Hay - Tel. 01706 922230
Welcome, Introductions and Apologies
Chair welcomed all to the meeting and introduced PC 4409 Catherine
Wynne from GMP as the new Beat Officer for the area. Apologies were received from Councillor Jane
Gartside, S. Grindrod,
R. Mallinder. Mr. and Mrs Akhtar.
Code of Conduct PDF 23 KB
of the code of conduct was circulated with the papers, and all were
asked to abide by the code for the duration of the
Minutes of last meeting and matters arising PDF 59 KB
minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 17 February 2014 were
agreed as an accurate record and the following updates were
Highways Maintenance were requested to inspect
the stretch of Bamford Way that was
recently re-surfaced to below standard and to make good where
necessary. There may be ongoing
litigation and a progress report will be requested.
Action (1) Obtain Highways progress report. (Stuart
Pot-holes on Greenvale
Greenvale is on the forward works programme,
however, a new contract is to be negotiated and no date is yet
available for the works to be done.
Action (2) Establish what the plans are regarding
resurfacing of Greenvale. (Stuart Hay)
The drain near to The Treatment Works was
cleared using high technical equipment but is now blocked again as
are several on Norden Road and
Bagslate Moor Road.
Action (3) Request inspection and clearance of the
drains. (Stuart Hay)
resurfacing took place in March 2014 and it was agreed to a high
standard but also questioned whether the work is complete as it
finished abruptly with work on the pavement opposite the end of
Martlett Avenue appearing to be
unfinished and still outstanding. The
kerbs in that area were replaced but the road surface including the
anti-skid surface is badly eroded. It
was also asked if and when the stretch down to Bury and Rochdale
Old Road would be done because the kerbs along that length have
virtually disappeared. It was asked if
and whether any delay, if that is the case, is connected to
potential United Utilities works on The Green and if that is the
reason why the pavement had not been surface finished, but it was
pointed out that access to The Green by United Utilities would be
off road via the Bamford Mews
Action (4) Enquire with Highways (Stuart Hay)
Parking on grass verges and burglaries
Parking on the
grass verges of Norden Road and
burglaries in the Diggles Lane area
were updated in the Police and Community safety section.
Bus shelter – Norden
Transport for Greater Manchester were requested to
assess the suitability for the siting of a bus shelter on
Norden Road, they have made two replies
one on 21 February 2014 and the other on 6 May 2014, direct to
Councillor Ian Duckworth, both of which were read out:
install a shelter, we consult the Local Authority Highways
Department who are responsible for providing and maintaining roads
and footpaths throughout the borough and Greater Manchester Police,
who ensure that a shelter would not block sight lines or affect
traffic flows. We also talk to local
residents and local councillors before we make our final decision
whether to install a shelter at a bus stop.
Our final decision is based on a number of things
whether the pavement is wide
the number of passengers using a bus
stop in a 12 hour period;
what type ...
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Police and Community Safety
Parking on grass
Mick Ball has written to
residents on Mansfield Road but has no powers to deal with parking
on the footpath as some residents on Norden Road are doing.
PC Wynne will conduct vehicle checks and visit houses along
Norden Road to raise the
issue. The Police rule of thumb is that
if there is sufficient room to pass with a pram or wheel chair they
will not consider it an obstruction and each case is considered
individually. Some are parking on
Norden Road in contravention of double
yellow lines and this issue will be passed on to Civilian
Enforcement to visit.
Reducing burglaries is a number one
priority and recent burglaries have taken place from garages and
sheds. Operation Ulysses is
pro-actively targeting the eight top offenders with twice daily
disruption and intelligence gathering visits and a plain clothed
patrolling plan including the use of pedal cycles. There had been no apparent promotion of any Home
Watch Schemes since the last meeting at which it was stated one was
to be launched. The promotion of Home
Watch was to have started this very day but its appears staff were
diverted elsewhere. A leaflet had been
put out by GMP regarding burglaries with a contact email address to
which residents had replied but received no response, which looks
bad and questions the purpose of putting it out. The investigation into the violent burglary on
Hawthorn Road is still ongoing, but
there is nothing further to report as yet.
The Home Watch sign outside 9 Cranbourne Road has never been replaced following
the installation of the new street lighting.
Action (5) Request EON replace the sign. (Stuart
The GMP Force Off Road Unit will be in the area for two
days this week to combat anti-social use of off roaders and all
were urged to report any instances on the 101 number.
Some statistics were circulated and it was clarified that of two
serious crimes on the list, namely a rape and threats to solicit
murder which really concerned residents. One was historic and the other of a domestic
nature where the public were never endangered. PC Wynne will report to the next meeting as to
whether the crime trend is increasing or decreasing.
PC Wynne is regularly out and about on patrol but gave an assurance
that if anyone wants to speak to her they can call 101 and leave a
message and she will get in touch.
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Traffic lights at junction Bury Road,
Roch Valley Way and Sandy
Drivers are blatantly,
persistently and dangerously failing to stop at red traffic lights
at the junction Bury Road, Roch Valley
Way and Sandy Lane.
Action (6) GMP to enforce.
(PC Catherine Wynne)
Norden Road Speed Sign
illuminated speed sign on the left hand side of Norden Road going towards the precinct from
Bamford Chapel is completely obstructed
by the overgrown hedge.
Action (7) Arrange cut back of hedge. (Mick Ball)
Bury Road Bus Stop
The bus stop on Bury Road facing Wood
Top Avenue was smashed up a while back and has not been repaired as
Action (8) Arrange inspection and repair to shelter.
Norden Road Signs/Road
The Elected Members continue to fully support the
installation of slow signs and road markings on Norden Road at its junction with Jowkin Lane adjacent to Bamford Chapel where user groups cross from the
large car park, and have asked for them to be progressed.
Action (9) Request progress from Highways. (Stuart
Spring Bank Lane Pavement
Residents are grateful for the
repairs done to the footpath on Spring Bank Lane in the vicinity of
number ten but report that the pavement is in a very poor state of
repair and is breaking up in several places along the length of
Action (10) Request inspection. (Stuart Hay)
Weeds on Spring Bank Lane
The cobbled part of Spring Bank
Lane is weed ridden, and it was questioned whether it was adopted
or not but the Council have cleaned it previously. Mick Ball explained that the weed spraying
programme is currently under way across the Borough.
Date & Time of Next Meeting
1 September 2014