Venue: Bamford Chapel, Norden Road, Rochdale OL11 5PQ. View directions
Contact: Stuart Hay - Tel No. 01706 922230
Welcome, Introductions and Apologies
Chair welcomed all to the meeting.
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 80 KB
minutes of the last meeting held on Monday 14 March 2016 were
agreed as an accurate record and the following updates were
Bamford Green fencing
The bird beak fencing has been installed around
Bamford Green and is looking good. The
mound is still to be flattened and trench filled in.
Environmental Management’s Participation
Officer has contacted residents of Bamford Mews to resolve the bin
dealing with the Bury Road culvert issue has contacted the resident
direct and the Clean and Green Team has cleaned up the area.
The resident requested that the Officer
forward his Action Plan and he asked for the brambles to be further
Action: Forward Officer Action Plan to resident and
request cutting back of brambles (Stuart Hay)
Police And Communities Together
Martin Smith and Ashley Phillips provided a summary of the crime
statistics for the last quarter.
Sixteen burglary dwellings, along the Bury Road corridor, have
occurred with the method of entry via smashing the rear doors or
windows. The pattern suggested homes
where the occupiers had gone away were targeted. There was one burglary where the occupier was at
home and the offender ran off. A
burglary had occurred on Inchfield
Close where the house was gutted by fire. Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service and GMP
are continuing to investigate the cause.
Two prolific offenders had been very recently arrested, one of whom
was on a Prison Licence and went straight back to prison.
The forum was advised there is
substantial evidence on both for numerous offences. Another offender was arrested and charged with a
burglary on Cambridge Avenue. Burglary
remains the Policing priority and operations are ongoing.
The speed awareness van had been deployed in the area on Bury
Two off road motor bikes had been seized last week on Mandale Park and an operation to combat the issue
is due to take place.
Tree of Time: Rochdale Borough Timebank
Kirby, Senior Development Officer from Rochdale Solutions, outlined the purpose of Rochdale Borough
The Timebank is a way for
organisations, groups, enterprises and individuals to share
resources, skills and knowledge without money changing hands.
The scheme is commissioned until
August. Full safeguarding checks are in
place and a Timebank coordinator is
always in attendance. A leaflet explaining the
Timebank was made available to all
together with a skills exchange questionnaire and an application
GP Care Services
Gail Whitehead, Chief Officer of
GP Care Services, gave a presentation about the Boroughwide service, commissioned by HMR Clinical
Commissioning Group as a pilot scheme lasting until March 2017 and
she made literature available to all.
The service is intended to give additional access to primary care,
namely GPs and Practice Nurses, as not all people for a variety of
reasons can attend GPs Surgeries during core hours (normally 0830
to 1800 hours). The additional service
is available from 1830 to 2100 hours Monday to Friday, 0800 to 1800
on Saturdays and 1000 to 1300 hours on Sundays. A scoping exercise was carried out in the Borough
and as a result four Surgeries were selected, Birtle View in Heywood, Peterloo in Middleton, Littleborough Group Practice and the Kingsway
The additional service can be accessed either by ringing
one’s own Practice or ringing the single point of contact
number managed by BARDOC. The service
is aimed at non urgent complaints and will be triaged by BARDOC
(you will not necessarily get to see your own GP or Practice Nurse,
but your medical records will be available to whichever Doctor or
Nurse you see provided you consent and your own GP can view any
consultation you have). Diagnostics can
be done through blood test and ECGs.
All thirty three GP Surgeries in the Borough are covered and
appointments can be booked up to a month in advance. Receptionists have a list of the nearest available
Chemists to dispense any prescriptions.
It is expected that by the end of the pilot scheme GP Surgeries
will stay open later, although there is a shortage of GPs coming
through the system.
Councillor Jane Howard was introduced and thanked for her hard
Parking near Bamford Primary School
are being parked indiscriminately (both where parking regulations
are in force and where there are none) causing obstructions at
school dropping off and picking up times in the vicinity of Bamford
Primary School, particularly on Plover Close, Martlet Avenue and Curlew Close.
Action: Request civilian enforcement visits and Police
attention (Stuart Hay)
Japanese Knotweed problem
Japanese Knotweed has been
reported on the banks of the River Roch
between the Harrow Drive area and the footbridge at the back of
Springfield Park, and on the footpath off Edenfield Road next to Lower Green Cottage and the
Golf Club entrance, down to the club. The knotweed is spreading in the valley and
Rochdale Council will treat any found on its own land. Himalayan Balsam is also rife.
Action: Arrange treatment on any Rochdale Council land
Oulder Hill Drive trees
the Rowan trees planted on Oulder Hill
Drive are dead and need replacing.
Action: Request removal and replacement (Stuart
Roch Valley Way Litter Bins
A lack of litter bins on Roch Valley
Way was reported and a request made for the area to be assessed and
the necessary bins installed.
Action: Request assessment of bin requirements (Stuart
Three very large holes in the road on
Murrayfield that have been repaired several times and are now worse
than ever need a proper patch repair as opposed to simply filling
them in. One hole is at the entrance to
Murrayfield on Norden Road, the other
two are going towards War Office Road near the end of the bushes
and are very obvious.
Action: Request inspection and proper patch repairs
Queens Park Road/Bury and Rochdale Old Road Traffic
The traffic lights at the Queens Park Road and Bury
and Rochdale Old Road are not working and will be reported.
Rochdale Town Centre Improvements
up of the River in Rochdale Town Centre is looking fantastic, is a
great asset and well worth a visit and the new fully refurbished
restaurant in the Town Hall is excellent.
Blocked drain on Clay Lane
The drain near the
Water Treatment plant on Clay Lane is blocked again and a request
was made for it be inspected and cleared. Councillor Howard is exploring the possibility of
resurrecting the scheme to install expansion tanks under The
Action: Request inspection and clearance of drain
Mojito’s are again spilling out
on to and obstructing the footpaths with people, tables and chairs
together with the associated noise. Some obstructions may be on private property.
Action: Request Head of Licencing to conduct visits and
deal with the issues (Stuart Hay)
Ward Councillors hold a surgery from 1000 hours to 1100 hours on
the first Thursday of each month in Bamford Chapel (although they
often go beyond 1100 hours).
Ward Councillors contact details are available on the
Council’s website and are: ... view the
full minutes text for item 7.
Date and time of next meeting
5 September 2016 at 6.30pm